Friday, March 7, 2008

The Party Dress

First, it must be explained that as the sun goes down and night falls, when Felicia lays her head on the pillow and drifts off to dreamland, she has some very, very strange dreams. Last night, Felicia dreamt she was hosting a lively cocktail party where she concocted an incredible drink made with gin, cucumbers and orange juice. The cucumber-orange elixir then turned into a tangerine-colored frilly party dress adorned with pale green ribbons. The guests loved the cocktail, and Felicia’s new fancy dress was the envy of everyone at the party.

Upon waking, Felicia described the bewitched drink to friends who scoffed, telling her the dream was weird and the ingredients in the drink even weirder. Still enchanted by her lingering dream-state, Felicia began to obsessively experiment to recreate the magical cocktail and prove to her friends that dreams really do come true. And she succeeded: this cocktail, strange though it may sound, tastes exquisite, and, well, dreamy…

The Party Dress

1 ½ ounce gin
1 ½ ounce orange juice
½ ounce soda water
½ ounce cucumber puree (peel before pureeing)
cucumber slice

Fill shaker with ice. Add gin, orange juice and cucumber puree. Swirl mixture in shaker until outside of shaker gets frosty. Strain into martini glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with cucumber slice. Allow magical things to happen.

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