Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tie One On Tuesday

Across the pond my friends are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. Of course I want to celebrate with them, I love a good party and there is no bigger one with more sparkles than the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration.

I'm pretty sure if I gave the guard of the crown jewels a few of these, he would let me borrow at least the tiara for one night.

Cherries Jubilee courtesy of  Acme
2 ounces Bombay Sapphire infused with Cherries and Vanilla (this can be easily done by taking cherries and vanilla beans, mixing with the gin and letting it sit for at least 24 hours)

1 ounce Lime Juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Dash Orgeat syrup
Dash Creme de Peche
Dash Grapefruit Bitters
Mix together in a shaker, serve in an martini glass. 

Ain't no party like the Diamond Jubilee party! Hey! Ho!

Jubilee Punch via Bar Magazine

2 parts Gin
1 part Dubonnet
1 part  Sloe Gin
½ part  Cherry Liqueur
½ part  Cassis
½ part  Framboise
A splash of Ginger Liqueur
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 part Lemon Juice
4 parts Earl Grey Tea (chilled)
4 parts champagne
Build the ingredients in a punch bowl or jug and top with ice. Garnish with fresh seasonal berries and currants, lemon wheels and flowers. Serve with punch glasses or highball glasses.

During the Jubilee, even the martinis are extra fancy.

English Martini
1/2 ounce Chambord
1 ounce gin
1 ounce pineapple juice
Shake and serve in a martini glass.

Congratulations to the Queen! I have to love a woman who has an amazing flare for hats and loves dogs. Now, if she could just lend me her summer palace for the weekend, we would be besties 4 ever.

1 comment:

LimeRiot said...

I think I need one of each tonight :).