Friday, October 26, 2012

The Morning After...

in New Orleans
(or anywhere one has this much fun!!)
"The Morning After/New Orleans" by splenderosa on Polyvore

my idea of what to wear, comfortable but still rocked out fashion

& then to make the day possible one must head on over 
to the famous Arnaud's French 75 Bar

Classic Cocktail 

The Ramos Gin Fizz

Get your shaking arm ready 

to make this classic libation

The Ramos Gin Fizz from Arnaud’s French 75 Bar in New Orleans

In a city known for its late nights and lost weekends, it’s only appropriate that New Orleans should have a group of cocktails tailored for the inevitable rough mornings-after. The historic Ramos Gin Fizz is a great example of this genre: a creamy, approachable brunch time cocktail with enough gin to take the edge off and the velvety mouth feel of God’s own Dreamsicle. At Arnaud’s French 75, bartender and scholar Chris Hannah gives his traditional version its ethereal lightness with a few solid minutes of hard shaking. It’s the only way to get it right.

1½ oz. gin
1 oz. simple syrup (1:1 ratio)
½ oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
½ oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 egg white (pasteurized)
1 oz. heavy cream
3 drops orange flower water
1 oz. club soda, chilled

In a shaker, combine all ingredients except soda and shake vigorously to combine. Add ice cubes and shake again for at least two minutes to provide the drink’s distinctive silky texture. Strain into a tapered highball glass or wine flute, top with club soda, stir, and serve.  article from Garden & Gun Magazine
"this is my most favorite New Orleans traditional drink,
it seems that no body does it better."

however, I think you can cheat a bit and whisk
or blend very slowly electronically.
then add the cream & club soda,
otherwise it will foam & bubble too much,
just a tip fyi.

anyone up for a little weekend trip before
the holidays begin?