Friday, November 8, 2013

Cocktail du jour: The Chilly Parisian

A weekend ahead with no travels and no plans is a true luxury, and I think we could all use a break. It was only a month ago that we were in Atlanta celebrating a friends wedding and we've been on the go ever since.

Even a trip to see the World Series Champs last weekend was a hard sell to the younger C&Gs so I know they're looking forward to some down time around the house. Of course I don't think they realize that means cleaning up, packing away summer clothes, sorting through the winter clothes, and clearing out the playroom just in time for the holidays. I'm sure they'll be begging for a road trip before lunchtime tomorrow.

Cocktail hour came and went very quickly this past week, and there were several nights it wasn't until the boys were tucked up in bed before I realized I had missed it. Mr. C&G remedied that with a lovely aprés dinner drink made up of Armagnac and Chambord, a delicious combination that melted away all the stress of the busy day. Armagnac is a type of brandy produced in a very specific region of southern France, and you could certainly substitute Cognac in its place. Brandy is very often warmed before it's served, but I found chilling this cocktail really brings out the raspberry essence of the Chambord. A perfect ending for our rapidly shortening days.

The Chilly Parisian
2 1/2 oz Armagnac
1/2 oz Chambord
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice
Stir and strain into a brandy glass

1 comment:

  1. Maybe if I make this it will help me feel like I'm in sunny Paris?