Sunday, January 24, 2010

Everyone has a first...

Do you ever wonder what makes a really good cocktail? I am not talking about your favorite usual (be it a gin and tonic or rum and coke) but that one cocktail we have all had that made us go 'WOW'. I am sure you can remember who you were with, where you were and what gave it that particular 'WOW' factor. I remember my first 'really good cocktail', I was 21 years old and in New York City. This particular cocktail was unlike any other I had before. At first I thought it might of been the atmosphere at the Ballroom lounge, the cute bartender, the fabulous clothes or the purchase of my new designer handbag. When I think about it now it really was just that cocktail. One that seems now so simplistic in nature yet delivers a kiss of elegance with every sip time and time again. Soft, subtle and delicious, this particular cocktail was a the Mimosa, in a class of its own. One might ask what makes bubbles, grapes and oranges so irresistible. I know I would. It's simple really, made with the finest champagne, blended with freshest squeezed California oranges, garnished with a orange twist wrapped around the lip of the glass to awaken all of your senses. Now its more than just bubbles, grapes and oranges, isn't it?

So...are you thirsty yet?

This is your opportunity to embark on a journey with me as I rediscover old classics and new phenomenons.

In life cocktails truly are our Simple Indulgence.


  1. I love, love, love this Miss Dalton, I want one right now and it is 1:41pm in the afternoon! haha Good job!

  2. Mmmmm.... I have yet to try this, but now you have encouraged me to rush that first taste. Perhaps this weekend.