The drink this week is an experiment still in the making. Perhaps because of the onset of autumn, I've been into spicey, gingery flavors in my drink-making. This week, I'd like to try something with a somewhat less challenging ginger flavor--and with vodka for a change.
Why vodka? Well, I never mix with it for one thing, and it has its uses. It's a very clear, subtle taste--barely there, really. Because of that, you can bring other flavors to the fore in a vodka drink. And my sis is East and she does not drink gin (horrors!) She does like her the Lemon Drop. And the Cosmo.
So I'm thinking this week:
The Sis Sue
1 and `1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz Domaine de Canton liqueur
Generous dash of passion fruit juice
Tiny wee dash of real grenadine (to taste)
Taste for balance. Shake hard over ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnishing with a lemon quarter OR (if you have any left in the garden) a nastiurtium blossom.
Cheers! See you on the air at 4!