Is it Spring Yet?

It’s getting to be that time of year when I question why on Earth I live so far from the equator. Perhaps you’re luckier than I, but for the rest of us we’ve got a few more months (let’s be honest) before this thing wraps up. So I’m craving lighter cocktails like…

Chivas Cobbler: For those of us pining for pineapple…

1 ½ oz. Chivas Regal 12 yo
1 tbsp. chopped pineapple
1 oz. Orange Juice
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
1 tbsp. Vanilla Sugar

Muddle pineapple and vanilla sugar in a highball glass. Add the remaining ingredients and stir with ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and pretend you’re in the tropics!

American Rose: Peach and Champagne? Yes, please!

1 ½ parts Brandy
1/8 part Homemade Grenadine
½ Peach (peeled and mashed)
1/8 part Pernod Absinthe
Champagne to Top

Shake ingredients (excluding Champagne) and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a peach slice.