Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Riviera

The Riviera

This is a total gateway cocktail for people who don't think they like the bitter cordials.
First, a couple days before you are having a party, infuse 4 cups of gin (a good strong one like Tanqueray or Beefeater) 2 cups of Maraschino (Luxardo preferably) and a cup of Campari with a pineapple that had been skinned and sliced into thick wedges. Let sit for at least 24 hours, 48 is better.

This cocktail is all pineapply goodness then with Campari creeps up on you.

2 oz Pineapple/luxardo/Campari Infused Gin
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
5 drops of orange bitters.

riviera Cocktail Ingredients
* icon 1/2 shot gin
* icon 1/2 shot rum
* icon pineapple juice
* icon grenadine
* icon almond extract

Pour Gin & Rum over ice, add pineapple juice (orange or combination of works great too)and optional almond extract. Shake until cool, strain into cocktail glass, slowly add grenadine (should sink). Decorate if desired with citrus fruit and/or flowers
My wife and I had this in Tunisia, nothing happens for the first few (no alcohol taste) but be careful... Gin has a way of sneaking up! Before you know it, you’re naked...again