At first I thought of her as a dark Cosmo or a Bloody Mary, but last minute idea guided me to try a gradation one because of the fire. Wrong idea. My pulse is horrible so sunrises and flag shots are very difficult for me. This one is the third attempt and still not good, so I’ll try another day :(
Starting with the girls: Albright’s one. At first I thought a Godmother variation for her, and still believe it would be right: feminine and strong, like BR Zhora, beauty and beast, she’s both. But at last I tried other combination: strawberries (pretty and feminine but also acid, not so acid like Mark’s lemon one but a little bit), hazelnut liquor (her hair & eyes) and vodka as base.
Steps: Grind the strawberries (I don’t have a whisk ‘cause my house is very small, so I used a fork, but it would be better with the appropiate tool xD). The pulp, ice and alcohol (50/50) to the cocktail shaker. Retire the ice. Pour in the glass.
Glass: Cocktail/martini one.
Decoration: Little strawberry
Notes: I used Absolut and Frangelico. No sugar needed: it’s strong (just fruit and alcohol) but sweet :)
Dustin’s one. Margarita variation. Probably my most creative till now along with the (a)social blue.
Ingredients: Tequila, carrot juice, an orange (juice, peel, wedge), brown sugar, salt, frozen maracuyá pulp (yeah, boy, you’re a fruit of passion), ice.
Steps: First the rimming: I used salt and little peel orange pieces. Put in the cocktail shaker the juices, sugar, tequila and ice. Shake it, redheads, shake it! Retire the used ice. Pour on the glass. Try something different from ordinary ice in the glass, better this: frozen maracuyá pulp, tastes great!
Glass: Margarita one.
Decoration: Rimmimg and an orange wedge. No straw: drink direct from the glass to mix salt & sugar in your mouth.
Notes: I used “Jose Cuervo (reposado)” (Dustin worths it!) The maracuyá thing was a last minute idea: keeps it frozen, tastes better, no watered beverage = yeah! As in standard Margarita, last drop is the sweeter. It’s funny and refreshing, as our pretty Dustin :)