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Easter Sorbet Punch

By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson.  A 12 Bottle Bar original. 

Gin-Pineapple-Mint Sorbet (recipe below)
Champagne

Add a scoop (or, if you’re feeling fancy, a quenelle) of sorbet to a chilled coupe.
Fill glass with champagne.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.

For the kids:  Leave the gin out of the sorbet and fill with ginger ale or 7UP.

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Tinseltown Toasts: The Cocoanut Grove

drinks_cocoanutgroveIt’s time again for the Academy Awards, and this year, Fox’s Studio 11 in Los Angeles has asked us to present two drinks (or three, if the band doesn’t prematurely play us off) perfect for Oscar night.  We take our inspiration this year from the Golden Age of Hollywood and the nightclubs which kept all of your favorite star well lubricated, particularly during Prohibition.

All three drinks we’ve whipped up are modernizations of house-favorites as captured a “Temperance” Town era tome, “Hollywood Cocktails”.  This one comes from the Cocoanut Grove, located in the now-gone Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Blvd.  Not only was the Cocoanut Grove a favorite hangout for the stars, it hosted six Academy Awards ceremonies from 1930 to 1943.

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Happy 2014!

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It goes without saying that New Year’s and Champagne go together like good intentions and broken resolutions.  If you’re looking for a way to make things a little more interesting than just popping the cork on the bubbly, we suggest the following:

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Income Tax Cocktail

This is a re-post.

1.5 oz Dry Gin
0.75 oz Dry Vermouth
0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
0.50 oz Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe.
Garnish with an orange twist.

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White Lady

By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

1.5 oz Leopold’s Gin
0.75 oz Orange Liqueur (Cointreau recommended)
0.75 oz Lemon Juice

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe

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