Monday, February 11, 2008
Mixology Mondays: The Countrypolitan
If your childhood was anything like Felicia’s, you grew up on the whiskey-soaked cherries from the bottom of your father’s old-fashioneds and the vodka-enhanced olives from your mother’s dirty martinis. Oh, those were the days. Felicia loves the classic drinks (read: the ones that old people drink) but she likes to put a twist on them to launch them into our modern-day palates. The topic of this month's Mixology Monday is "variations on classic cocktails."
What can brown do for you? Bourbon can help men sprout hair on their chests and give women the courage to use a chainsaw. It can toughen you up and start a fire in your soul. If you don’t want to give up your foo-foo drinks, the Countrypolitan just might be the cocktail for you. The Countrypolitan, a creative take on the standard cosmopolitan, can act as a tame introduction to bourbon for the weak, add pizzazz to that same old whiskey that you’ve been drinking on the rocks every night for years, or dress up your favorite spirit to impress that hot babe you just invited over to your shabby pad. The Countrypolitan gives you the best of both worlds. The city mouse and the country mouse collide with cocktails in their hands. The Wild Wild West meets Sex in the City. A timber wolf and a poodle make sweet love to each other.
1.5 ounces of Woodford Reserve bourbon
½ ounce of Cointreau
½ ounce of sweetened lime juice
1 ounce of Cranberry juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Today's Mixology Monday is being hosted by Jimmy's Cocktail Hour. To learn more about Mixology Mondays, check out The Cocktail Chronicles.