Monday, November 24, 2014


I love this photo. That blip of light in the window is a crescent moon over Aurora Highlands.
OK. Back to the drink.

1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier

Shake all ingredients on ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

I appreciate what is going on here in this simple French cocktail. I taste wine and oranges, it is the rich Cabernet grape flavor with dry orange mixing with the sweet cognac and orange of the Grand Marnier. The paring of the two French liqueurs is amazing. It is akin to my discovery of Grand Marnier paired with Appleton Rum. Once you taste them together, you know what heaven is.

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