Why do certain objects spark memories of the past? I had that happen the other day when I reached for the perfect cocktail glass.
I was whisked back to the late ’60′s. Peering through the stair rails at a large group of elegantly dressed visitors – my mom was having a ‘cocktail’ party! I was supposed to be in bed, but every time she entertained I would venture down in my PJs to sneak a taste of the delicious tiny treats she was serving. I would marvel at the ladies with hair a ‘mile-high’ having cocktails in what seemed like the perfect glass.
They were light as air, with fine stems and wide open tops. Everyone held them like they were precious cargo that could crush at any moment.
Little did I know then, but I would take over where my mom left off, and have cocktail parties of my own. The perfect party needs the perfect glass; these just say Mad Men, Fabulous ’60′s and elegance.
Let’s fill them with a cool cocktail that features the fresh B.C. bing cherries just arriving at my local market. Cheers!
|Cherry Vodka Fizz|
- 1 oz cherry vodka (you can also use gin)
- 1.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1.5 oz simple syrup
- club soda
- Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake. Pour into 4 shallow cocktail glasses. Fill with soda. Garnish with a Bing cherry.
- If you don’t have simple syrup (1/2 Each sugar and water boiled on stove until sugar is dissolved then cooled) substitute 3 oz pink lemonade concentrate for the lemon juice and syrup.