Monday, May 26, 2014

Red for Memorial Day

I plan to wear red, white and blue for Memorial Day to show my thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service.

I ran across a review of the new, swanky restaurant Crustacean  in Beverly Hills, California. I like the idea of using color in cocktails and below the lush picture (pun intended) is the recipe.

Mrs. Red
From: The Crustacean Restaurant
Yield: 1 serving

2 slices fresh red chile
1 slice strawberry
¾ ounce French vanilla syrup
¾ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce St. Germain liqueur
1 ½ ounces vanilla vodka
Chile slices and mint for garnish

1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the red chile and strawberry slices. 

2. Add the vanilla syrup, lemon juice, St. Germain and vodka. Shake well with ice. 

3. Strain into a martini glass. Float red chile slices on top or garnish with mint and a chile slice on a wood pick.

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