At the risk of sounding like I have a drinking problem, (hiccup!) I long for the days when couples had regular a "cocktail hour" at the end of their day. What a lovely way to segue from work to home. And, ooh, don't even get me started on formal cocktail parties! *swoon* So glamorous!
Tonight I'm going to slip on a LBD and my favorite high heels (see below), dab some Chanel No 5 behind my ears and pretend that I'm a 1950's housewife. Beren will put on some lounge music and I'll shake up these sexy little drinks for us. Oh, honey, I can barely wait until 5 pm!
P.S. This recipe comes from a book Kali bought me a few years ago, Highballs High Heels;what does that say about me that my teenage daughter bought me a drinking book? Hmm.....
P.S.S. I dedicate this drink to my friend Steph who loves shoes just about as much as I do!
So, you think a woman's drink is some froufrou frappe sweet enough to melt your molars? Well, sure if you're talking about Gidget bar-hopping in Honolulu. But this classic 50's combo is for another kind of gal altogether; elusive, magnetic, a no-nonsense woman who invites her guest inside for a late-night bourbon and razor-sharp repartee. You won't need to pop a film noir video in the VCR for atmosphere - you're it, baby! Power, culture, femininity, and a hint of danger - all in one glass. Just remember, when you walk across his chest with those spike heels, show no mercy.
1 1/2 cups cracked ice
6 ounces Amaretto
3 ounces good Kentucky bourbon
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar syrup
10 or 12 ice cubes
2 lemon peels
Fill a cocktail shaker with the cracked ice and add the Amaretto, bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar syrup. Shake vigorously to blend and chill.
Divide the ice cubes between two old-fashioned glasses. Strain half the mixture into each glass. Rub the peel around the rim of the glass, then drop it into the drink to serve. Serves 2
Pssst...update...cocktail hour was fabulous! Kali joined us for a bit, we all looooved the stiletto cocktail, will definitely be making this one again. Lots of fun, a perfect start to the weekend!