I am not really feeling this week’s cocktail (although it did get a rave review from the better half), so I am not even going to put the effort into renaming it. My bar book calls it a kamikaze cocktail, but that’s just too silly.*
* This is a word I hardly ever used before having a baby.
In any case, it’s a good, standard drink that you can make with stuff you most likely already have in your (reasonably well-stocked) bar, but it’s not one that I will probably go back to.
Here’s the basic recipe in case you’d like to give it a whirl (or a shake, as the case may be). I think it might be better with a sugar rim or maybe a smidge more Cointreau, because it was too tart for my taste.
Original recipe from The Ultimate Bar Book
2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake well, and serve.
P.S. I have been searching in vain for some fabulous holiday-ish cocktails to try out, but I’m coming up short. Does anyone have a great holiday cocktail to share, or should we all just stick with wine?