Happy Leap Year Day!! In honor of tonight's holiday (not sure if you call it a holiday or not) I found a cocktail that fits the day, Leap Year! 14 days into my 365 days of cocktails! That's the 2 week mark. How fun!! Now wait a minute......Leap Year? That would make this a blog of 366 cocktails now wouldn't it! Oh yeay, one more day to find a new and different cocktail!
To my utmost and utter surprise, I give tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5. Why am I THAT surprised? GIN! Aaahhhh, gin! The mere smell of it makes my nose squwinch up. Needless to say, I'm not a big fan of gin. I must say, if I was a big fan I would really like tonight's cocktail! My husband likes gin and he likes tonight's cocktail. For a non-gin liker, I have to say that I am honestly going to finish this entire cocktail.
Along with the gin, this is my first time ever having vermouth (sweet, dry or extra dry). Vermouth reminds me of my mom, because she enjoys her manhattans which are the same color as tonight's cocktail thanks in part to the vermouth.
Here is the recipe for the Leap Year:
2 shots gin
1/2 shot sweet vermouth
1/2 shot Grand Marnier
1/4 shot lemon juice
Put ice into a shaker and add the gin, sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier and lemon juice. Stir it up real good! Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy!
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Here is a photo of the end result:
Tonight I've learned that gin is ok, and there is a possibility that I could sort of like it.