Cocktails for Cat Sitters

Had a party last night for the folks who took care of our cats the last time we were out of town.

Here’s the cocktail menu and recipes, in case any of those folks want to make the drinks at home…

Cocktails for Catsitters:

Last Word: 3/4 oz Plymouth Gin; 3/4 oz Green Chartreuse; 3/4 oz Lime; and 3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur. Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Rathbone Sour: 2 oz Plymouth Gin; 1/2 oz Lemon; 1/4 oz Rich Simple Syrup; Basil; and Cucumber. Muddle cucumber in Simple. Add basil and lightly press. Add remaining ingredients, shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Elderflower Fizz: 2 oz Plymouth Gin; 1 oz Lemon; 1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur; 1/2 oz Rich Simple Syrup. Shake with ice and strain into champagne flute or wine glass. Top with soda water or selzer.
Park Slope: 1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse bonded Rye Whiskey, 3/4 oz Punt e Mes, 3/4 oz Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur. Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Mojito: 1 1/2 oz Havana Club Anejo Blanco Rum, 1 oz Lime Juice, 3/4 oz Rich Simple Syrup, Mint Leaves. In a double old fashioned glass, press Mint leaves in Simple Syrup with muddler. Add Rum, Lime Juice and stir. Add ice, stir again, and top with soda water or selzer.

Brandy Gump Cocktail

Brandy Gump

1 Hooker of Brandy (1 1/2 oz Korbel VSOP)
The Juice of 1 Lemon (about an ounce)
2 Dashes Grenadine (1 generous teaspoon Fee’s American Beauty)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Woo, this is tart and pink. I didn’t have any problem finishing it, but it’s kind of like one of those really sour candies. Bracing.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.