Summer cocktails along with memories of Mad Men
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.
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.
- 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.