Wednesday, November 25, 2015

41 Days of Drinks (day 5)

This is the latest entry in a daily feature that will run through New Year's Eve. To provide it, I combed through all sorts of sources -- my own archives, bar books, distillers' ideas, etc. -- even press releases from breathless PR people seeking to get their clients' products mentioned.

This recipe was created to honor the odd mix of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise -- oddly disparate on-screen personalities despite the fact they were married at the time -- in the offbeat 1999 sexcapade movie "Eyes Wide Shut."

Crtics offered mixed reviews of the film and whether the couple blended well. Here, disparate ingredients are colorful and pleasing in combination, and certainly festive.

EYES WIDE SHUT

½ ounce Southern Comfort peach liqueur
½ ounce Crown Royal Canadian whisky
½ ounce amaretto almond liqueur
½ ounce orange juice
½ ounce pineapple juice
½ ounce cranberry juice
Splash of grenadine syrup

Place ice in shaker and add all ingredients. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

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