I've been meaning to post this delicious cocktail recipe for a few weeks, hence the now seasonally inappropriate title of this post (and the name of the mixed drink from which I drew inspiration): Summer's End. As we are officially on the wrong side of September and I am still pouring this post 5 o'clock drink, perhaps we can get away with re-tooling the name to something more befitting of our current climate? I've chosen Fall into Autumn, since research has proven that consuming more than two of these tangy little libations in one sitting will almost certainly guarantee you'll fall somewhere.
Don't they look just divine? They taste even better - and like the discovery of penicillin, it was all by accident!
Over the Labor Day holiday I was in Block Island enjoying the final weekend of summer with my family, whose cocktail glasses are consistently chilled and filled before the dinner hour. Since the other women of the house had already poured their own drinks and the boys were still fishing (hah), I decided to tend bar myself. Luckily, my grandmother's recent foray into mixology (thanks to a certain young man on the ferry who introduced her to Dark n' Stormys) left an abundance of liquors from which to choose. I immediately laid eyes on a stout bottle of Chambord, and, as they say, the rest is history.
Summer's End (or Fall into Autumn) Cocktail Recipe
- 3 parts citrus-infused vodka
- 1 part chambord
- 1 cap-full of Rose's lime juice
- Tonic water
- Splash of pineapple
Need I say anything here? Combine above ingredients in a glass (tumbler over ice or straight up, martini-style), add a slice of lime, and toast. Santé!