I hope all of you have had a great week!
I did a little collab with a blogger friend of mine a couple of weeks ago where I shared a fun cocktail recipe on her blog! In case you missed our post swap, you can see the yummy recipe she shared here!
Here is the cocktail I shared with her readers!
Here’s how this cocktail started: I was in a local liquor store and saw a really pretty bottle that I wanted to have on my bar at home, so I bought it. It was Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao. When I got home, I started looking for recipe ideas that involved the lovely liqueur! I found a great one that I slightly modified to fit my personal tastes, so here she is!
I’ve named this cocktail The 30s Club for several reasons! It is based on a 1930s recipe called the Pegu Club. Since I don’t know what Pegu is (do you?!) I decided to omit that word from my adaptation of the cocktail! (By the way, I once read that, when naming your own cocktails, if they are based on other recipes, you should give some sort of reference to the original name or creator of that recipe!) Since I’m 30 and this is the best year of my life (since I just had my second child with my awesome husband!), I thought the number 30 in the title could have a dual meaning!
The recipe for this cocktail is really simple, so get your shaker and a coupe glass out, and let’s get started! (And if you’re like me and have measuring equipment in cups and tablespoons instead of ounces, check out the cheat sheet I put at the bottom of this post!)
…. 2 oz. gin
…. 1/2 oz. dry curaçao
…. juice from 1/2 lemon
…. one shake of orange bitters
…. one shake of aromatic bitters
Combine all of this with some ice in a shaker and get your arm workout on. Then strain into a pretty glass, garnish with lemon peel, and start sipping!
Here’s that cheat sheet I was telling you about. It’s fairly simple math, but I know math is painful for many people to do in their heads! 😉 So I did it for you! Hopefully you’ll find this quick list of common cocktail measurements to be a helpful reference when bartending for yourself! 🙂
I hope you enjoy your 30s Club cocktail as much as I do! Cheers to Friday!