hansel und gretel

Here's a little cocktail I whipped up in Tim & Heather's honor to serve at their wedding reception. I wanted to do something with vanilla vodka and gingerbread syrup - two things that Tim quite likes in his cocktails. They turned out to be a big hit with Tim, and with many of the guests!

Kudos to Aimee, who helped me with the name. The key is in the garnish...

2.5 parts Stoli Vanil
0.5 part Monin Gingerbread Syrup
2.0 parts Pellegrino
Freshly squeezed lemon juice - about a half a large lemon per glass. Definitely taste and adjust.

Mix and serve over crushed ice in your choice of vessel. For Heather & Tim's wedding, I served these in wine goblets. For a smaller party, I might use pilsner glasses.

Garnish with a lemon wedge for a Hansel, and with a cherry for a Gretel.

This recipe lends itself well to mixing up a pitcher, and pouring through the evening.

Posted by shock on March 03, 2004 | TrackBack
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