I am so excited to report that our Holiday cocktail soiree The Epicurean man and I hosted last night, went of without a hitch…phew !!!! I was so busy yesterday with work and errands, I barely was able to get all the ingredients on my list for cocktails, appetizers and such. My hubby and I had planned out our cocktail menu the night before so I had a LIST, this was my lifesaver. Our theme was ” Vintage Cocktails” and it was quite complicated as my loving hubby reminded me over and over again. I knew he would prevail and wow all our friends once he sorted it all out and got on with cocktail making. It was such a fantastic, fun night. The laughs were endless and the conversation hilarious, more so under the influence of The Epicurean Man’s ” deadly cocktails” as one of our guests called it. I also prepared a delicious barbecued pulled pork sliders, with the most adorable mini brioche buns. The night did not end till 3 am, as we all sat around the fireplace by the Christmas tree, chatting about what fabulous adventures we all plan to have for 2011. I hope you enjoy the photographs, they were not easy to take since I was buzzing around being a hostess to my guests. Of course, I was still able to get some decent photographs in. X
The Pegu Club Cocktail
2 oz gin
3/4 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
lime wedge or peel for garnish
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge or peel.
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 oz gin
1/2 oz Cognac
Strain into a chilled Champagne flute.
Carefully add the Champagne
1 2/2 parts Disaronno Liqueur
1 teaspoon instant hot cocoa mix
3 parts fresh coffee
Stir hot cocoa mix into hot coffee until thoroughly dissolved. Add Disaronno Liqueur. Top with fresh whipped heavy cream and chocolate shavings.