I admit that I enjoyed the Sex & the City tv series. In fact, it was the SATC girls who introduced me to what may be my favorite cocktail of all time: the Bellini.
The SATC movie (the first one) didn’t appeal to me. I was watching it while luckily flying first class to San Francisco and despite the free flowing wine and halfway decent food you get in first class, I still lost about 2 hours of my life to that movie. That said, the trailers alone for SATC2 look better than any of the first movie. My fingers are crossed.
Anyway, I sort of owe those lovely ladies for introducing me to the Bellini. I was inundated with press releases this week about the second movie release. Two of those press releases included some decent cocktail recipes, which I’ll share.
(Oh, and before you ladies ask – I’m a “Charlotte.” I love her clothes and her attitude.)
The first is a cocktail created by the mixologists at The London NYC – The Sexy London.
The Sexy London
2 oz. Green Cardamom Infused Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Rose Syrup
1/2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1/4 oz. Lime Juice
1 pinch of mint
Shake and strain into martini glass!
Next, of course, variations on the Cosmopolitan – often a favorite of the SATC girls.
The Cosmopolitan Dreams (created by Dale DeGroff)
3/4 ounce Citrus Vodka
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce Cranberry juice
1/4 ounce Fresh lime juice
2 1/2 ounces Piper Heidsieck Champagne
Assemble the vodka, Cointreau, and juices in a boston shaker with ice and shake well to chill.
Strain into a champagne glass and fill with champagne. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.
The Original Cosmopolitan (created by Dale DeGroff)
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz cranberry juice
3/4 oz lime juice
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a twist of orange
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