Here I am again, I have a list of things that I should be taking care of for Midtown Cocktail Week that is coming around the corner in just two weeks, but instead I’m screwing around on the computer and procrastinating as usual.
I have a competition tonight at 9pm in San Francisco, for 42 Below Vodka, over at Café Du Nord. I’ll be competing for a trip to New Zealand, so if any of you are in the area and want to come out and show some moral support, than I would greatly appreciate it.
I’m gonna be competing with, the Feminine Mystique, a cocktail that I came up with for the cocktail menu over at Lounge ON20, whose bar program I spearheaded here in Midtown Sacramento.
Normally, I shy away from vodka, and tend to gravitate towards gin, whenever a recipe calls for a component along the lines of a neutral spirit.
However, this is one cocktail that I believe works best with vodka, because the vodka helps reign in the flavors of St. Germaine and Orchard Pear.
The Feminine Mystique:
1oz 42 Below Vodka
.5oz Orchard Pear
.5oz St. Germaine
.75oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
.5oz Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Serve up and garnish with a lemon twist.