Friday, October 12, 2007

Drink of the Week: The Homecoming

So yeah this is Homecoming Weekend at Duke, and a few other places as well. I had never planned on going because I am nowhere near ready to go back to Duke (and deal with way too much stuff), and plus it seemed imprudent when I'm this broke to fly across the country for two days to drink in a parking lot (and see old friends of course.) But I also didn't realize that everyone basically went back and so not going now makes me a little sad.

And what goes better with sadness then drinking? (whew; found a segue.) So in honor of Homecoming (and the fact I couldn't think of a more creative idea) here are two Homecoming Cocktail recipes- the first is the more well known and popular but the second seems funner and has actual alcohol in it! (plus a cherry!) Bottoms up:

Homecoming Recipe
1 1/4 oz Amaretto
1 1/4 oz Irish Cream

Pour amaretto and baileys into an ice-filled rocks glass. Add a stirrer, and serve.

Brandy, apricot 1 3/4 oz.
Gin 1 3/4 oz.
Vermouth, dry 1 3/4 oz.
Lemon Juice 1 tsp.
Cherries/Maraschinos 1 whole

Shake all ingredients (except cherry) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

Duke, Dear ol'.

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