Ingredients: 5 clementines, peeled and roughly chopped 2 tablespoons apricot brandy 2 tablespoons sugar 1 bottle Champagne or sparkling white wine Clementine peel, for garnish In a bowl, place clementines […]

Ingredients 2 oz gin 1/2 oz lemon juice 1 tsp maraschino liqueur 1 dash orange bitters In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. […]

Ingredients 2 dashes Angostura bitters,  1/3 oz Cognac,  3 oz Champagne,  1 Sugar cube Add dash of Angostura bitter onto sugar cube and drop it into champagne flute. Add cognac […]

An “excursion” out of Paris on Mary Catherine’s birthday – we went to Riems to tour Veuve Clicquot.  An early morning metro ride to the  Gare de l’Est train station […]

Ingredients 1.5 Ounces Rathman Créme de Violette  1.5 Ounces Saint Germain Elderflower Liqueur 1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice  4 Ounces Champagne  Lime Wedges Pour the Créme de Violette over ice […]

Ingredients 2 oz. gin3/4 oz. simple syrup3/4 oz fresh lime juiceiced brut champagneSprig of mint  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake […]

Ingredients 3/4 oz. absinthe 3/4 oz. St. Germain 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice iced brut champagne Mix absinthe, St. Germain, and lemon juice, pour into a champagne flute and top […]

I’ve come across these from various places on the web: I thought I’d keep them in one place… French 75 w/ Honey Pink Gin […]

So we stayed at the Mansions on Fifth on Valentine’s Day 2013 after we had a very nice dinner in their main dining room. The hotel has a great story […]

1 1/2 ounces gelatin 11 ounces champagne 11 ounces corn syrup 16 ounces champagne 28 ounces sugar 1/2 tsp kosher salt optional: 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped and pod reserved […]