One of the best recreational pastimes this time of year, in my neck of the woods, is skiing. Unfortunately, I am usually the one on the sidelines making cocktails for the enthusiasts of this hobby. As clumsy as I can be, and due to the business I’m in, it wouldn’t be a great idea for me to be learning now. Unless they have back bars situated for bartenders with full-body casts, I will stick with being the guy to keep the skiers warm and comfortable.
This cocktail is a perfect warmer-upper while taking a break from skiing. This cognac based beverage keeps you busy with it’s secondary flavors while warming you from the inside out. Dry out while sitting close to the fire, all the while sipping on something that may turn a half-hour rest to get reenergized at the lodge, into more than just a break. Instead of another go to tame the powder, you may want to have a second one of these.
After a couple days of tropical drinks, it’s time for a reality check and something you can enjoy while doing some outdoor activities. Hope you weekend is filled with fond memories and great adventure. Cheers!
1 oz. Cognac
1 oz. Applejack Liqueur
1 oz. Borducan Orange Italian Liqueur
Juice of half Lemon
1/4 oz. – 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup (Depending on taste)
Method: In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the ingredients in to measure. Cap with a tin and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Take a lemon rind and twist it over the cocktail, then gently rub the twist on the rim before dropping it into the drink.
This Day in History:
1806 – James Madison Randolph, Thomas Jefferson’s grandson, became the first baby born in the White House.
1977 – Gary Gilmore became the first person executed in the United States since the death penalty was reintroduced.
1998 – President Clinton became the first sitting US President to to testify as a defendant of a criminal or civil suit.
2001 – Governor Gray Davis of California declared a state of emergency due to California’s on-going electricity crisis.
American statesman, Benjamin Franklin was born on this date in 1706.
“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” – Benjamin Franklin
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