Drinks Before Noon: Cocktail Recipes from Some of the City's Best Brunch Menus
The joys of a spirited brunch come in four shapes and glasses.
|Nopa's Ramos Gin Fizz
Juice of half a lemon
Juice of half a lime
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce half-and-half
¾ ounce egg white
Orange flower water
Add the first six ingredients to a shaker. Shake well. Add ice. Shake again. Strain into a chilled collins glass. Top with a splash of soda and orange flower water.
|Chez Spencer's Pamplemousse 68
Fresh grapefruit juice
Fill a collins glass with ice. Add vodka and a generous splash of grapefruit juice. Fill to the top with Champagne. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a maraschino cherry.
|Prospect's Bloody Mary
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
36 ounces tomato juice
3 ½ ounces Worcestershire
2 ounces horseradish
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces fresh lime juice
4 ounces gin, tequila, or vodka Olives and lime for garnish
In a small pitcher, combine the first eight ingredients plus a few shakes of Tabasco. Fill two 10-ounce glasses with ice. Add half of the chosen spirit to each. Pour in enough Bloody Mary mix to fill. Stir and garnish with two olives and a lime wedge.
|25 Lusk's Jean-Michel-Ada
½ ounce Pueblo Viejo tequila
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce agave syrup
Dash of Tobasco
Lager such as Stella Artois
Rim a chilled pilsner glass with salt and fill with ice. Add all of the tequila, agave and Tabasco and stir well. Top with lager.
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