The last cocktail we had (this morning) was a cosmopolitan chilled with liquid nitrogen, infused to-order with fresh cranberries and blood oranges, then served up in a glass rimmed with Pop Rocks and cotton candy. Delivered to our table with lighted sparklers and the 1812 Overture playing from the server’s iPod.
We think it’s time to get back to basics.
And it doesn’t get much simpler than the recipes in 3 Ingredient Cocktails, a fab new book that is filled with great drinks that don’t require an engineering degree or Martha Stewart’s grocery list.
It’s broken down into cocktails made from gin, tequila, rum, vodka, whiskey and “whatnots,” along with the history of each spirit and interesting trivial tidbits sprinkled throughout.
There are also tips for throwing a great cocktail party and stocking your bar (two gay skills most of us learned shortly after taking our first steps).
Most of all, it’s nice to have a few go-to recipes when we simply can’t stomach one more Vodka Soda.
Of course, throw in the juice of a fresh lime and the fancy name is Vodka Rickey.
Learning is fun.