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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

For Your Toast: The Perfect Signature Drink

Here's one of the details that you find yourself scrambling to cross off your list at the last minute - your signature drink. You work so hard to perfect your menu to ensure that your guests are completely satisfied. So don't forget about choosing something fab for your signature drink. Here are a few options that containing Combier and Bols Genever. I haven't tried these drinks myself, but the ingredients look like each would be a tasty delight.




The Cheeky Couple

Created by Jonathan Pogash (http://www.thecocktailguru.com)

1 oz. Roi Rene Rouge Cherry Liqueur
.5 oz. L'Original Combier Liqueur d'Orange
.5 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
.25 oz. POM pomegranate juice
Moet & Chandon Champagne

Directions: In a mixing glass, stir all ingredients together with ice briefly and strain into a chilled champagne flute.
Garnish: Spritz of rose water and rose petals.




Boule Royal
Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse, author of "The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide"

8 rosemary leaves
.75 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 oz citrusy gin
.75 oz Combier Royal
1 ounce sparkling wine

Directions: Muddle the rosemary in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add juice, gin, Combier Royal and shake well with ice. Strain into champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.



Thyme for Romance
Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse, author of "The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide"

.5 inch piece fresh ginger
1.5 oz Bols Genever
1 oz thyme-infused simple syrup*
.75 oz fresh lime juice
Dash Angostura bitters
fresh thyme

Directions: Muddle ginger in the bottom of a mixing glass (or cocktail shaker). Add Bols Genever, thyme-infused simple syrup, lime juice, bitters and ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish: A sprig of thyme.

*Bring 2 parts sugar, 1 part water, and a few leaves plucked from the stem of a thyme plant to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool, bottle, and refrigerate.



Rouge Noir
Junior Merino

1.5 oz Combier Rouge
.5 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
4 oz brut
Orange zest

Directions: Pour Combier Rouge and Orange Liqueur in champagne flute. Top with champagne.
Garnish: Orange zest

Create-Your-Own Wedding Cocktail

2 parts base spirit of choice
1 part L'Original Combier Liqueur d'Orange
.75 part fresh citrus juice
Champagne or sparkling wine

Directions: Shake base spirit, L'Original Combier Liqueur d'Orange, and citrus with ice and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine.
Garnish: Fresh, seasonal fresh fruit.

2 comments:

Sukie said...

LOVE the red one. Perfect.

Amberdawn said...

The red one looks amazing. Any tips on what to substitute for the pomegranate though? All the rest of the ingredients sounded good but I'm not a pomegranate fan. Maybe something raspberry.