Friday, January 31, 2014
Cocktail du jour: The Nor'Easter
When I saw this on a cocktail menu Sunday night, I knew it was time to raise the white flag. Whiskey and ginger beer is always a good mix, add in the delightfully tasty Cherry Heering (think maraschino cherry juice without all the toxic chemicals or red dye) and it's a very smooth and not too sweet cocktail. Thankfully Mr. C&G assured me we had the ingredients at home and the Nor'Easter has been in heavy rotation ever since. Plus the cheery red color makes it the perfect drink to take us into February.
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
splash of fresh lime juice
Mix the first three ingredients in a glass filled with ice
Stir and top off with ginger beer