celebrating canada's birthday and saying ...
i thought i would add a few stars via a lumie filter over our maple leaf as a shout out to our american friends that celebrate their national holiday on friday ... how did they luck out with a real long weekend??? ... a stat holiday on a tuesday is a bit strange, but a day off is a day off!! so it's a perfect opportunity to share a cocktail!! yes i've been working on ticking items off my summer bucket list!! and making new drinks has been an easy one ...
mark's been joining me on this cocktail experimenting/tasting journey ... he's a wine guy so this is branching out for him ... and i must admit this drink is not for the faint of heart ... as mark always says maritini is just a civilized way to say you are drinking straight booze!! and this little number is pretty much in the same vein ... lots of booze with a touch of lemon ... but it's the perfect before dinner sipper along with a few bar nuts to nibble on ...
3/4 oz grand marnier or cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 oz cognac
fresh lemon juice and sugar to rim your glass
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker (or you can be lazy like me and mix it all in a measuring cup - way less glamorous!!) Rim your highball glass with sugar (this is what takes this drink from good to madmen chic!!) Here's a great tutorial on rimming your glass if you've never done that. Add large ice cubes to the glass and pour your cocktail over. Sip slowly!! Serves one.
enjoy this mid-week holiday!!