Sunday, December 20, 2015
41 Days of Drinks (day 30)
The renowned Las Vegas mixologist Diane Silvey is a frequent winner in brand-sponsored cocktail competitions. A few years ago, in something called the "Beverage Arts Challenge," co-sponsored by Grand Marnier, the world's top-selling liqueur, and Travel + Leisure magazine, she came up with one that is among my favorites.
THE GRAND FINALE
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1½ ounces guava nectar
1½ ounces Sence Rose Nectar
1 squeeze of fresh lemon wedge
Splash of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Long, thin orange peel
Combine first four ingredients in ice-filled mixing glass. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with Veuve Clicquot. Garnish with orange peel scattered on top.
Staff William M. Dowd at 12:05 AM