In my mind, summertime conjures a strong image of lazing in an adirondack, sunning, reading, and sipping on a cold, delicious cocktail. Here are some tasty looking ones inspired by my home-town.
1 1/4 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
3/4 oz. St. Germain
1/4 oz. Chartreuse
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1/4 oz. simply syrup
2 dashes of grapefruit bitters
-add ice and shake
-pour into a pre-chilled glass (you may want to double-strain to keep all the ice chips out of the final product)
Courtesy of WGNO-tv (http://www.abc26.com/features/drink-of-the-day/wgno-oriole-20120117,0,2614652.story)
“The Raven is a dark and mysterious cocktail that I’ve adapted from other recipes. I like this one because it contains ingredients that are more common in bars than those found in other Ravens. The key to this drink is the layer which is rather easy to obtain in this mix as the blue shaken mix is much lighter than the Chambord and they rarely break the layers unless stirred.”
1 oz vodka
1 oz rum
1 oz blue curacao
1/2 oz Chambord
-Pour the vodka, rum and blue curacao into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
-Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
-Slowly pour the Chambord over the back of a bar spoon so it floats on top.
Photo and content courtesy of Colleen Graham: http://cocktails.about.com/od/vodkadrinkrecipes/r/the_raven.htm
A simple, perfect drink for the true Baltimoron. (Thanks, Casey, for sharing!)
Natural Bohemian Draft
-Pop a cold one and drain ‘er in a glass rimmed with Old Bay.
Photo courtesy of regretagarbo (http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/bohtini)