Wishing a happy and healthy 2012 to all of our friends and fellow cocktail aficionados.
And for those of you who are not nursing the after effects of over imbibing, I bring you a twist on the cocktail I created to wind down the end of each fabulous day spent in Paris last spring:
The Rue St. Roch
Named after the street where our apartment was located and made on the fly with local ingredients in our makeshift kitchen bar (two tumblers served as a cocktail shaker), this makes a light and sophisticated nightcap.
2 shots vodka (here I used Tito’s)
1 shot orange muscat dessert wine (I found a similar option to the bottle that was in every Parisian liquor store)
1 shot Lilet Blanc
Shake over ice, strain into glass and top with a generous splash of San Pellegrino Limonata. A slice of lemon rind finishes the drink.
Delicious and subtle, Shaker One gives this cocktail 4 3/4 olives.