D R I NK S A ND NI B B L E S
Throw a Prohibition party and serve this cocktail,one of the most popular of that era. Add moreorange liqueur to sweeten, or more add lemon juice for a brighter, more acidic finish.
MEYER LEMON DROPSIDECAR
This chic cocktail is elevated by using vodkaflavored with Meyer lemon extract. If youcannot find it, you can use either plain vodkaor any citrus-infused vodka.
Put 2 martini glasses in the freezer to chill forat least 15 minutes.Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add thebrandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice. Cover,shake vigorously for 20 seconds, and strain intothe prepared glasses, dividing the mixture evenly.Tie each lemon zest strip into a knot, drop eachknotted strip into a glass, and serve.
Pour a thin layer of sugar onto a small plate.Moisten the rim of a martini glass with thelemon wedge and then dip the rim in the sugarto coat it evenly. Repeat with a second glass.Put the glasses in the freezer to chill for atleast 15 minutes.Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Addthe vodka and orange liqueur. Cover, shakevigorously for 20 seconds, and strain into theprepared glasses, dividing the mixture evenly.Garnish each drink with a lemon twist (tied intoa knot, if desired) and serve.
chef’s knife, citrus reamer or press,citrus zester or channel knife,2 martini glasses, cocktail shaker
chef’s knife, citrus zester or channel knife,2 martini glasses, cocktail shaker
cup (5 fl oz/160 ml)brandy2 Tbsp (1 fl oz/30 ml)orange liqueur such asCointreau, triple sec,or Grand Marnier2 Tbsp (1 fl oz/30 ml)fresh lemon juice2 lemon zest strips
Superfine sugar1 lemon wedgeIce cubes
cup (4 fl oz/125 ml)Meyer lemon vodka2 Tbsp (1 fl oz/30 ml)orange liqueur such asCointreau or triple sec2 lemon twists (seeClassic Martini, opposite)or lemon zest strips