Friday, May 31, 2013

The Great Gatsby- Champagne Cocktail

There will be a longer post next week with my thoughts on the book. I'm going to be a bit longer in that review since it's a book of the month. For now, let's just talk about the drink recipe.

The obvious choice was something with champagne. I wanted to use champagne because in my mind as I'm reading the descriptions of the parties at Gatsby's house I keep picturing piles of empy champagne bottles. It's always been a drink that I've associated with celebrations and big occasions, which I think definitely fits in with the atmosphere on West Egg.

There are a variety of options to use with champagne, but I went simple and somewhat traditional with a basic champagne cocktail.

Sugar Cube
Dash of Bitters

I probably had too much bitters in mine to be honest. I got a bit carried away with my dash. It did give the drink a very pretty pinkish color. I also intended on making two of these so I could share one with The Big Guy, but my champagne bottle was only big enough for one glass. Next time, Love. Next time. I did give him a sip though, so he wasn't totally left out. His verdict- too sweet. I can see that- there is an entire sugar cube in the drink after all.

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