- Kir Royale
This is such an easy and tasty way to enjoy your favorite sparkling wine, Prosecco, or Champagne! Simply pour 1/2 ounce (about half a shot) of créme de cassis into a Champagne flute and top with sparkling wine (of course French is preferred!).
Garnish with a twist of lemon and enjoy!
Warning: it’s gonna take some time! If you need an instant fix, you’re better off going to the liquor store and asking for high quality limoncello imported from Sorrento!
Buy 15-20 of the biggest, thick-skinned, organic lemons you can find (and you’d be wise to buy when the lemons are in season).
Wash Scrub them vigorously. Zest the lemons being careful to not get any of the bitter white pith.
In a one gallon GLASS jar, combine the lemon zest and one 750ml bottle of 100 proof vodka. Cover tightly and let it sit in a cool, dark place for 3-6 weeks (yes, you read that right). Just leave it there! Don’t mess with it!!
Look at your calendar and count ahead the approximate number of weeks you will wait (the longer, the better). Pick a date and write the following steps down. Proceed with your life.
In a large saucepan, make a simple syrup with 5 cups of water and 4 cups of actual sugar. After the syrup has completely cooled, add it to your lemon-vodka mixture, followed by an additional 750ml bottle of 100 proof vodka! Woohoo! Now return the glass jar to its cool, dark resting place for yet another 2-6 weeks. Boo!!!
When enough time has passed and you can’t stand it any longer, strain the zest from your limoncello and ENJOY!!!!! From this point, you should store it in the freezer for optimal lifespan and taste.
- Pisco Sour
No fear…this one is easy! The only challenge will be getting your hands on some Barsol.
Combine 2 oz. Pisco Barsol Quebranta, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, 1/2 oz. Simple syrup, and one fresh egg white in a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice. Shake like you mean it for about a minute (you want the egg white to get frothy). Pour into a glass and add to the top 2 or 3 drops of bitters. Salud¡
Wash a fresh lime and cut into wedges. Muddle the wedges in a glass just as you would for a mojito (alternatively, you could just squeeze some lime juice into a glass…but what’s the fun in that?). Add 1-1.5 teaspoons of sugar (depending on taste) and a couple of shots (about 2 oz.) of cachaça. Top with ice and you’ve got yourself a glass of Brazilian goodness ready to go!
Happy Drinking! Let me know what you think!
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