Cocktail Opening is one of my favorite whisky-based drink. This sweet and aromatic cocktail work well before club-night (jazz-club of course!).

The Opening Cocktail (Коктейль Премьера)


30 ml rye (or canadian whisky)
2 tsp sweet vermouth
2 tsp grenadine
Shake (or stir). Serve in old-fashioned glass with a lot of ice.

Usually I use Canadian Club for this cocktail. Second key-stuff of this drink is homemade grenadine (cold-process) for perfect results.

MxMo XXXV: Broaden Your Horizons – White Lady

This MxMo XXXV theme is “Broaden Your Horizons”. I think is very interesing and perspective theme for me. My wife help me to choose a cocktail and horizons which I investigate on this MxMo. Mixing with raw egg is my new horizons! Actually I fear (and hate) raw eggs. But for this MxMo I can beat my fear.

The White Lady (Коктейль Белая Леди)

I decide to preapare White Lady Cocktail – really classic and famous cocktail. Good story of this cocktail you may read on Esquire Drink Database. This cocktail is realy monumental. Some imbabers, for example Anthony Hogg (in book Cocktails and Mixed Drinks), pay great attention to White Lady Cocktail. It take second place (after Martini!) in Big Seven by Anthony Hogg. White Lady Cocktail has so simple and elegant composition – gin, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice and dash of raw egg white.

The White Lady (Коктейль Белая Леди)

White Lady

50 ml gin
25 ml Cointreau
25 ml fresh lemon juice
1 bsp. of raw eqq white
Shake well with a lot of cracked ice. Strain in to cocktail glass.

White Lady Cocktail is perfect drink with really smooth taste and great texture. The perfect white foam on the top is great garnish of this cocktail.

Happy New Year! (Apple Martini)

I don`t think that Apple Martini Cocktail is interesting cocktail. But this cocktail is great concoction for some party, for example for New Year party.

This my favorite recipe of Apple Martini Cocktail (From The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan)

The Apple Martini (Яблочный Мартини)

Apple Martini

50 ml vodka (or gin)
25 ml apple schnapps
splash of fresh lemon juice (optional)
Stir (or shake). Cocktail glass, garnish with an apple pieces.

I don`t like gin for my Apple Martini. My choice – is vodka. As we now vodka is tasteless alcogol. Apple Martini cocktail with vodka has crisp sweet apple taste and smell. I obtained very good results with Marie Brizard Manzanita (Licor de Manzana Verde). You may add lemon juice for little sour taste if it is preferable for you.

Apple Martini Cocktail has somу variations. My favorite are:

The Sour Green Apple Martini (Коктейль Яблочный Мартини)

Sour Green Apple Martini

50 ml vodka
25 ml apple schnapps
splash of Midori
splash of fresh lime juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with a green apple slice.

This coctail has amazing greenish colour and sweet candy apple taste.

The Classic Apple Martini (Классический Яблочный Мартини)

Classic Apple Martini

35 ml vodka
35 ml apple schnapps
splash of dry vermouth
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

The taste of dry vermouth work well with apple taste of MB Manzanita. This cocktail has interesting apple taste.

This cocktail I was found in promotional book of Finlandia Vodka. This cocktail is great festive concoction.

The Finlandia Red Caramel Apple Martini (Коктейль Яблочный Мартини)

Finlandia Red Caramel Apple Martini

50 ml Finlandia Cranberry Fusion vodka
25 ml green apple schnapps
5 ml butterscotch schnapps
Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a caramel cube and an apple slice.

Admirable! Happy New Year!