Friday, January 31, 2014

Cocktail du jour: The Nor'Easter

We spent a lot of time eating out last weekend as I wasn't about to cook in our igloo kitchen no matter how many space heaters we set up. On our third night out (not complaining, I'm very happy to not cook!) I finally decided a cocktail would totally cheer me up. Enough with my truly good intentions, they didn't stand a chance against the brutal cold, the dead furnace, or the other house and weather problems that have plagued us since January 1st.

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.

The Nor'Easter
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
splash of fresh lime juice
ginger beer

Mix the first three ingredients in a glass filled with ice
Stir and top off with ginger beer

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