Here are some photographic highlights from the evening:
Luckily the weather held out.
First drink of the evening: the French 75. Recipe appears below.
The South Side (pictured):
2/3 cup Simple Syrup
1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
6 ounces Gin
Muddle mint, lemon juice and simple syrup until mint flavor has been released. Divide ice and gin evenly between each glass, add lemon mint mix and top off with seltzer water. Garnish with a lemon twist, if desired. Serves: 4
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur (we used maraschino syrup instead)
1/4 oz lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain and serve. Garnish with a cherry. Serves: 1
*We topped this one off with club soda because the portion was extremely small.
Left to right: French 75, Blackberry Bramble, South Side
The Blackberry Bramble:
1 ounce crème de mure (blackberry liqueur)
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces Gin
Combine the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass, top with soda and float the crème de mûre. Serves: 1
*This one was not truly 1920's but it involved gin and it was tasty, so it made the cut.
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (we used simple syrup)
- 2 ounces gin
- 3 ounces plus 1 tablespoon chilled Champagne