|Red Almond Beetle Bliss Cocktail|
Red Almond Beetle Bliss*
Recently, we were looking to enjoy a cocktail that was a little tiki; a bit of a favorite summer classic -- the Negroni and one that embraced Bill’s favorite fruit - the Red Jacket tart cherries.
So I played around with the ingredients and came up with a cocktail that we loved. Hope you do too.
Put a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker; add in the ingredients; wait until all cold and shake. Add the frothy mix to a chilled coupe glass.
Add a few fresh cherries or true maraschino cherries as garnish. You can also add edible flowers that are plentiful this time of year. Red Hibiscus would be especially lovely.
* Did you know that until 2006, Campari originally colored with carmine dye, derived from crushed cochineal insects - beetles!
|Vine-groni, photo courtesy of Nitecap and Bulldog Gin|
Vine-groni Made by Natasha David, Nitecap
- 1.5 oz Cucumber infused Bulldog Gin
- 1 oz Cinzano Bianco Vermouth
- 0.25 oz Campari
- 1 tsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
- 3 drops Salt Solution
Add to cocktail shaker; stir, strain
Quick pickled Persian cucumber slice, Tomolive & green pitted Castelveltrano olive on pick
Did you say Rum?
Our sun-filled days are numbered, so say goodbye to the summer with one last boozy hoorah by sipping on Ron Barceló’s Last Concho. Reedy and woody aromas of vanilla and toffee makes this refreshing taste not very unlike my orgeat infused Red Bliss...
The drinks’ sunset coloring gives a nostalgic touch, while its combination of Ron Barceló Añejo, Triple sec, citrus pineapple mix, and grenadine gives it a sweet and sour zing for a symbolic finish.
|Last Concho, photo courtesy Ron Barcelo|
- 1.5 oz Ron Barceló Añejo
- .5 oz Triple Sec
- 2 oz. Citrus Pineapple Mix
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake vigorously. Pour over crushed ice and top with a touch of grenadine. Pour into a small coupe glass
New Exclusive Cocktails Featured at the Cove Lounge - and featured at their weekly Caribbean Thursday party.
Cove Rum Punch:
|Cove Rum Punch, courtesy of Cove Lounge|
- 1 1/2 oz Wray & Nephew
- 1/2 oz Meyers Dark Rum
- 1 1/2oz Pineapple juice
- 1 oz Cranberry juice
- 1 oz Orange Juice
Sweet Ting Mojito
Sweet & Spicy Margarita
- 1 1/2 oz Herradura Silver
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 2 slices of jalepano (1 for garnish)
Rim the glass with salt & cayenne pepper mixed and put to the side. Muddle a small piece of jalapeno (the bigger the piece, the spicier it will be) with simple syrup and lime juice.
Add Herradura Silver, Cointreau, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Add ice. Shake. Strain over ice in the glass.
Cove Lounge is located on Malcom X Boulevard (at West 126th St), NYC.
Fabulous Finishing Touches!