Of Bars, Booze, and Bartending - Proving "Coughlin's Law" Invalid Since Feb '05

Thursday, May 05, 2005

It's 05-05-05! Try This Yummy Chambord Cocktail!

I got a little bored tonight, and started running through Uses For the Oft-Neglected Chambord. It's an historic day, so have a little fun and celebrate 05-05-05!

Raspberry Collins

1 1/2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
1/2 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
Splash of Bar Lemon/Sour Mix

Build on ice in elegant highball, add more ice after pouring liquor and before pouring bar lemon, shake until foamy

Top with the slightest amount of 7-Up, garnish with fresh raspberries if they're on-hand (as if); otherwise, don't garnish and let the foamy refreshing aroma speak for itself (don't dare place a pedestrian "flag" on this cocktail). Place a cocktail stirrer in the glass, give it a bit of swirly flair, and serve. Accept compliments graciously.


Serve it up with a sugar rim and it's one helluva trendy martini-looking cocktail.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, for my tequila-drinking friends!

One Happy-Silly Day, 5-5-05, any way you shake it.

Just make sure you shake it!!

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