Archive for the ‘Cocktails of the week’ Category
Whenever we watch an adrenalin filled exciting sports game it is important to have a place to go to celebrate. The best place in Miami is The Forge with Dewey LoSasso’s fabulous table bites and mixologist Andres Aleman’s signature cocktails. The Sun Post Weekly agrees.
Every Friday evening The Forge has a very special Happy Hour from 6-9 PM featuring one of the most elegant French Champagnes, Veuve Clicquot. Above is a portrait of Madame Clicquot with her granddaughter. The House of Clicquot was established in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron. François Clicquot, his son, wedded Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin in 1798. François passed away in 1805 leaving Barbe a widow or in French a veuve so the new name of the business became Veuve Clicquot. She was an excellent businesswoman with the manufacturing and the marketing of the champagne. Toast your first glass in her honor.
Cocktail of the week by mixologist Andres Aleman
For our first cocktail featured in this blog I wanted to start with a libation that is been around for quite some time. A time when Britain was an empire and among all the colonies they had Burma (Union of Mayanmar ) was one of them. One of the private clubs that the British colonial rulers and administrators favored was located in the city of Rangoon and it was called The Pegu Club and of course they had their signature cocktail that carried the same name of the Club:
“The Pegu Club Cocktail”
2 oz. Beefeater gin
¾ oz. Cointreau
¾ oz. Fresh pressed lime juice
1 dash of angostura bitters
1 dash of orange bitters
A delightful and refreshing combination of botanicals, citrus and sweetness.