Friday, June 14, 2013

Cocktail du jour: The Londoner

See, he lives in his Bayern shirt
I wish I could have frozen this morning in time. I dropped the boys off at school and watched them walk in together, side by side, their little heads bobbing along, and I had to fight back the tears.

This is the last time they'll be in the same building until they hit high school. And we all remember high school, where we pretended to not know our siblings (sorry little brother!). I know that all our travels together have made them the best of friends, and we are so thankful they have such a close bond. Next time they walk into school together they'll be quite a bit taller, and they'll probably have lost the Star Wars backpacks. Thankfully I've got some time to adjust.

Cocktail hour can't come soon enough this afternoon, and we are totally ready to raise a toast to new adventures. Mr. C&G has the perfect drink for kicking off the start of summer vacation, with the gin based cocktail called The Londoner. It's a refreshing alternative to his favorite Manhattan, a little lighter and with a twist of orange.

So cheers to the start of summer vacation! May you have wonderful adventures with your families, enjoy every single moment together (even the annoying ones), and I hope C&G continues to inspire you to pack your bags and get out there! Cheers!

The Londoner
2 oz gin
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz Cocchi Torino (sweet vermouth)
1 dash orange bitters

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass half filled with ice
Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a twist of orange peel

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