It’s March… The month of my birth, the peak of spring, and the start of the summer solstice. I thought I’d start my return to this blog with some classic ‘me’ cocktail. So below you’ll find 3 long, fruity and rather gorgeous looking cocktails. All of which will naturally be sweet.
I have been looking for a cocktail that really matches how I’m feeling this march. I’ve been off alcohol for so long that I just want something to really hit home. I looked for cocktails with a well-balanced yet complicated cacophony of flavours and, where possible, cocktails that had a little something special.
I eventually settled for a Tropical Tequila Cocktail: The White Peach Tequila Cocktail, a Pisco sour flavoured with thyme: The Pisco Thyme, and finally a favourite I’ve yearned to make myself: The Canon Cocktail.
Cocktail #1: White Peach Tequila Cocktail
2 ripe white peaches
60ml silver tequila
60ml peach liqueur
60ml lime juice
2 tbsp. sugar syrup
Garnish: Sliced Peaches & mint sprigs.
- Pit, peel, and chop the peaches before blending them and then sieving the puree into a bowl.
- Combine the puree, and all other ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve over ice in a large rocks glass and garnish with the sliced peach and mint sprig.
Cocktail #2: Pisco Thyme
30ml Lime Juice
30ml Thyme Simple Syrup
- Shake all ingredients over ice until well chilled. Around 20seconds.
- Double strain cocktail into a coupe glass and garnish with a sprig of thyme.
Cocktail #3: The Canon Cocktail
1 measure Rye Whisky
½ measure sweet vermouth
½ measure Ramazzotti Amaro
Bitter Truth old time aromatic bitters
- Stir first 3 ingredients over ice.
- Strain into a chilled rock glass and top with a Cointreau Foam
- Using a dropper, place a few drops of bitters on top of the foam.
This final cocktail is the signature cocktail of the Canon Bar, Seattle. Canon is a bar owned and run by a legend in the bartending world: Jamie Boudreau. It’s a great cocktail I’ve always wanted to try. Sure it’s a whisky cocktail, and whisky is not my favourite, but this Manhattan-old fashioned style hybrid cocktail really has an air of class about it.
To give some idea of how the legend himself makes this cocktail please refer to the attached video below: