Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fur Collars and Pearls

This lavish drink was originally served at The Colony, a New York City restaurant patronized by the Vanderbilts and Windsors.

When I saw this recipe in Saveur I had to try it. I’ve always loved fur collars and have a large collection of them that I put over sweaters, blazers and coats.

                                                                               Photo: Veruschka
There is something about fur that implies total luxury. This drink is also an extravagance that you’ll enjoy when it’s time to put your fur collar on and venture out into the snowy, winter weather.

Bon Appetit!

Fur Collar

1 oz. vodka

1 oz. apricot brandy or liqueur, preferably Rothman & Winter Orchard apricot liqueur

1 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice

In a cocktail shaker, stir together the vodka, apricot brandy, and orange juice. Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously until well chilled, 10–15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

I happen to place a spill of pearls on an equal level of lavishness. If you don’t have your pearls on, you’ll have to take a pass!

Pearl Necklace

1/2 oz Tequila Rose® strawberry cream liqueur

1/2 oz Bailey's Irish cream

Add ice and shake. Strain and serve in a chilled glass.