Netflix & chilled: fan favorite releases meet their perfect cocktail match
World Best Bar
Apr 25, 2022
10 January 2019
Spring weather can be notably capricious, so for those rainy days where going out is simply out of the question, there’s nothing like a good old Netflix sesh’ to turn your frown upside down.
And with a side of homemade cocktails? Even better. So get your cozy viewing set up ready, put on your nicest sweatpants, and let’s get shaking.
Bridgerton – Earl Grey Martini
Combine 1 1/2 oz Earl Grey-infused gin, 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 oz simple syrup and 1 egg white into a shaker without ice and dry-shake until frothy (about 15 seconds). Add ice and shake again until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled, lavender sugar-rimmed coupe glass, garnish with a lemon twist and serve.
For the Earl Grey-infused gin, add 1/4 cup Earl Grey tea leaves into a 750 mL bottle of good quality, high-proof dry gin and shake. Let sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours and up to 8. Strain the gin through a coffee filter or a fine-mesh sieve into another container, rinse the bottle and funnel the infused gin back in. Keep in the fridge after use.
Russian Doll – Cherry Manhattan
Combine 1 oz bourbon whiskey, 5/6 oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth, 2/3 oz straight rye whiskey, 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, 1/4 oz Cherry Heering cherry brandy liqueur and 4 drops of vanilla bitters into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a skewered maraschino cherry.
Selling Sunset – Beverly Hills Hotel Cocktail
Combine 1 2/3 oz dry gin, 1 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur, and 1 oz freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice into a shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.