So, I was flipping through the Seattle Times entertaining section and saw this photo (above), along with an article (HERE) on what to stock to make short-notice entertaining a snap. They recommended keeping Lillet in the fridge.
I'd never heard of Lillet ( "lee-lay"), so I consulted my good friend WIKI and learned that, along with being one of the beverages enjoyed by James Bond in Casino Royale, in her 2006 Off-Broadway show, Everything Bad and Beautiful, Sandra Bernhard takes a sip from her glass on stage and says: "Mmmm. Lillet. It's like an upscale Manischewitz." Right there, I knew I had a winner.
(Why isn't she my neighbor? I love her. Just more evidence that I am, in fact, a gay man trapped in the body of a 32-year-old woman.)
So, Lillet is good. Over ice. Lots of ice. And I used a twist of orange, although wiki might be right... should have been lemon.
I had also wanted to give Campari a try. It's not what I expected. Or maybe just more of what I expected. Too much. I had it on ice with a twist of orange, plus a little of the orange juice. I might need to use it to make an Americano (HERE) to see if that helps me work through the bottle I just bought.
Why all this talk of booze and entertaining? I must have summer on the brain. Plus I am growing mint in pots and realized I needed to stock up on Mojito fixings for the summer. I am not a cocktail expert, but would love to become one. Me, Frank Sinatra, a new patio & backyard, and a Negroni = perfect summer night.
Image from MyNottingHill.
Sunday, April 27, 2008