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Zodiac Cocktail #2 : Lust for Life

Zodiac Cocktail #2 : Lust for Life

The next stop on our astrological cocktail journey is Taurus, the second sign of the Zodiac, which extends from April 20th through May 2oth. Taurus is represented by the famous white bull of mythology who captured Europa, the legendary Phoenician princess for whom the continent of Europe was named. Said bull pretended to be lazing innocently in Europa’s father’s verdant pasture until he whisked the princess away and carried her off to sea. He turned out to be none other than Zeus in disguise, who’d

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Friday Musings: Illuminate Me

Friday Musings: Illuminate Me

Back in October I wrote a Friday Musings post about a drink from Death & Co. called Terrible Love. I questioned what the phrase really meant and asked you all to think about who your terrible love might be. I speculated that it might be a love that was bad for us, or one that could simply never be because of circumstances, or one that left us heartbroken. In the worst case scenario, it could be all three. I called that one the Trifecta of Terrible Love. Lately I’ve been reflecting on the idea again, particularly about the process we go through in trying to

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Let’s talk about Paris. The Strawberry Daiquiri meets the French 75.

Let’s talk about Paris. The Strawberry Daiquiri meets the French 75.

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Around this time last year my daughter and I were just starting to talk about a trip to Paris. I wanted to come up with a cocktail that we could drink as we sat down to begin making specific plans. Her only requirements were that it should have strawberries and St. Germain in it. I had recently had an abominable Strawberry Daiquiri made from a mix and remembered thinking “there has to be a way to come up with a respectable version of this drink.” I thought about making a French 75 and adding strawberries to it, but I didn’t have any Champagne in the house and I couldn’t get that Daiquiri out of my head. So what I decided on was a sort of a blend between the two drinks with the addition of strawberries and St. Germain. The color remained true to what we typically see in a frozen Daiquiri made from a mix, but the taste was something altogether different.

Let’s Talk About Paris

2 oz white rum*
1/2 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 simple syrup**
1 ripe strawberry
Pinch of salt***

Gently muddle together the strawberries and the simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker tin. Add the remaining ingredients to the shaker and add 1 large and 2 small cubes of ice. (If you don’t have the large format cubes on hand then fill the shaker about 2/3 full with ice). Shake for about 15 seconds or until very cold. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a strawberry slice. Enjoy!

*I used Petty’s Island Rum from our local Cooper River Distillers.

**Simple syrup is very easy to make at home. Combine equal amounts of regular sugar and water in a pot and heat until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture turns completely clear. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for about a month.

***The salt helps to brighten the flavor of the citrus in much the same way that it does in cooking.

Cocktail coupe glass made by Schott Zwiesel.

Follow up with me tomorrow when we’ll take a look at the Whiskey Sour, a classic shaken drink!