Celebrate the New Year with The Étourneau

by Stevi on December 31, 2008

in Brandy,Cocktails,Gin,Liqueurs,Mixoloseum,Original,Thursday Drink Night,Wine

Friends on the other side of the International Date Line have already celebrated the arrival of 2009. I will be meeting up with friends later tonight to ring in the new year with laughter and great drinks.1

In looking for some ideas, I came across one of the drinks I invented for Thursday Drink Night, Gin Edition.

Étourneau Cocktail

Étourneau Cocktail

Étourneau

1.5 oz London dry gin (No. 209)
0.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse
0.5 oz Calvados
sparkling wine to top (Cristalino Brut)

Stir all but champagne over ice. Strain into a cocktail flute. Top with sparkling wine. Make a resolution to have more fun in the New Year.

I like how the calvados tones down the sweetness of the yellow chartruese while not masking the wonderful herbal blend. Adding a dry sparlking wine such as a cava brut lengthens the drink in a pleasant way that makes it easy to drink despite the high level of flavoring.

The new year is looking like it will be a fun one here at Two at the Most. Several new liquors have arrived, waiting to be tasted. I am also planning on reviewing several cocktail books in the coming year. I look forward to you joining me in the coming year!

[1] Always in moderation; I don’t like starting the year with a hangover!

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Matt Robold (RumDood) December 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm

*chanting to self*

I will not go buy cava just for tonight.
I will not go buy cava just for tonight.
I will not go buy cava just for –

*leaves to buy cava*

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