October, a month dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer, is upon us. Women and men nationwide are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month by “Thinking Pink. ”Prepare for a flood of all things pink from buses, to billboards, to Monday Night Football and everything in between – sip pink cocktails like the “Pink Ribbon,” an invigorating rose-tinted Pink Pigeon Rum champagne cocktail, perfect for showing your support and solidarity.
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Tomorrow is Bastille Day! In honor of French Independence Day, this week’s drink is the Champagne Cocktail. The Champagne Cocktail combines two of France’s best contributions to the world of booze – Champagne and Cognac! While the recipe says that the Cognac is optional, it really isn’t. The drink is much better with Cognac, but seriously, what isn’t? So, raise a toast to the French – Viva La France!
Dubonnet was created in the 1840s as a way to make Quinine more palatable for French Foreign Legion Troops. The Quinine helps fight Malaria. The Dubonnet Cocktail surfaced in the early 1900s. It came about as Dubonnet is not great straight,but pairs nicely with gin. Know as the Zaza when served over ice, the Doubonnet Cocktail has become a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. It was also a favorite of her Mum’s.
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1 oz. Stoli Blueberi Vodka
3 / 4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz white cranberry juice
Sparkling wine to top the cocktail
In mixing glass, muddle 12 blueberries and lemon juice.
Add remaining ingredients except sparkling wine. Shake with ice and
strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with sparkling wine. Serve in a rocks glass with a blueberry skewer and lemon twist.
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A beautiful lemon spiral is a great garnish for cocktails like the French 75 or any cocktail that you want to add a little lemon oil to. You can also do this with oranges for cocktails that call for an orange twist. It takes a bit of practice but, as you’ll see in this video, it’s not that hard. All you’ll need besides lemon is a citrus zester, also called a channel knife.
The Whiskey Sour, is arguably the most popular of the Sour Family of classic cocktails. People have been drinking whiskey sours for well over 150 years, having sprung up it the 1850′s or 1860′s. The first print mention of a Whiskey Sour recipe appeared in a Waukesha, Wisconsin newspaper in 1870.
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