So, I've been taking a bit of a break from work, and the constant pressure of trying to sell you things. Can I afford to take this break? Probably not. But I'm really enjoying it. And it's apparently kick started my creativity, because: I. Invented. A. Cocktail! Yay! Just for you. Well, really--for me. Remember the big pomander kick I was on back in November? I had a pomander-ish cocktail when I was in NYC, and since then I've tried a couple other cocktail recipes at home that were lovely, but not quite perfect (i.e., not clove-y enough for me).
So I spent some time in the kitchen on Christmas day tinkering and I present you with: the Pomander Cocktail!
*make some clove simple syrup (I used this recipe from Food & Wine; it is quick and easy to make)
*chill two cocktail glasses
*fill a cocktail shaker with ice
*pour the juice of four clementines over ice
*add 3 oz gin
*add 2 oz clove simple syrup
*add 4 dashes orange bitters
*shake until chilled and serve in chilled glasses. Add slice of clementine for garnish, if desired.
It's delish--and so nice and clove-y! This is also very good with bourbon, although I think the clove taste diminishes a bit with the bourbon.
Andy got me this amazing vintage dogs in a cocktail bar painting for Christmas.
Isn't it the best?