All posts tagged: cocktail

Sunday Mimosa

Springtime makes New York come alive with bright colours and people out in the parks. Hello sun! Restaurant terraces and NY classic brunches wouldn’t be complete without a delicious bubbly Mimosa. This super simple cocktail, made mostly with orange juice and chilled champagne (or another sparkling white wine), is the perfect way to begin Sunday in a party mood. Treat yourself this Easter morning with a refreshing Mimosa…cheers! Prep Time: 15 min Ingredients 75 cl Chilled Champagne or Prosecco 75 cl Fresh orange juice Slices of oranges, limes, grapefruit etc A splash of Cointreau liquor (optional) Equipment Champagne glasses Squeezer Colander Instructions Squeeze the oranges and strain 2. Cut the citrus fruits in thin slices 3. Fill half of the glass with champagne 4. Fill the other half with fresh orange juice 5. Put the fruit slices in each glass (different colours and sizes look nice) 6. Add a splash of Cointreau if it takes your fancy 7. Enjoy!

Pisco Sour, Chile v/s Perú

Chileans and Peruvians have their differences, they argue about football and politics, but I would like to write about something we have in common. Something that we love equally and both call our national cocktail: the Pisco Sour. Peruvian restaurants are everywhere in London and I am thankful for that.  Now I can go out and enjoy a delicious Pisco Sour this side of the Atlantic! The Pisco Sour is deeply rooted in the Chilean and Peruvian culture, just like Pimm’s is part of the British’s culture. It goes hand in hand with a family dinner or a summer’s day on the beach. And it reminds me of my mum, my sister, my family and friends. What is pisco? For those who didn’t grow up in the Southern tip of South America, here is what I can share with you: pisco is a colourless, high-alcoholic grappa made by distilling fermented grape juice. It is produced in Chile and Peru and used in many cocktails. Pisco Sour is a cocktail with pisco, lime or lemon juice, sugar and ice …