Friday, May 20, 2011

And for your sipping delight we have....The Blinker

This past Wednesday I purchased some Sungold tomato preserves at the Green City Market and couldn't wait to fashion a cocktail using this product.  What I came up with was the Sicilian Sunrise.  I paired the preserves with vodka, a little Cynar (artichoke liqueur) and orange juice with a float of grenadine.  This drink was crazy unbalanced and also gnarly for lack of a better term.  The preserves were good but to sweet for  a savory preparation like a bloody and two weird for something like a balanced cocktail with the preserves.  And folks that is why you always need a BACKUP PLAN.

I also bought some raspberry/strawberry preserves from the good people at Tomato Mountain.  These worked perfectly in the place of raspberry syrup in making one of my favorite classics...The Blinker

The Blinker (this weeks Market cocktail at Henri)

2 Oz. Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey
1 Oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
barspoonful of Tomato Mountain Raspberry Preserves
shake and double strain into cocktail glass
garnish with grapefruit peel.

Only $10

100% of proceeds go to paying for restaurant overhead and things like....our dishwasher Armando.

Don't let Armando down.

Come in and enjoy The Blinker today!

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