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SATC Cocktail Beyond the Cosmo

The Miranda cocktail has Bluecoat gin and a Pinot Noir float.

The release of Sex and the City 2 is just a month away. If you are a rabid fan (or even a closet one...) and just can't wait to find out what happens to your fave group of NYC fashionistas, reach for the shaker. Somer Perez of The Empire Lobby Bar in New York has created a specialty menu featuring the Bluecoat Gin-based Miranda cocktail. And just like our favorite high strung attorney, it's red-headed, thanks to the addition of a Pinot Noir float.

Miranda Courtesy of Somer Perez, Empire Lobby Bar, New York

2 oz. Bluecoat Gin 1 oz. lemon puree (see Note) 1/2 oz. simple syrup 1 oz. Lillet Blanc 2 oz. Pinot Noir

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine all ingredients except wine.  Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice.  Float the wine on top so the drink is layered.

Note: To make the lemon puree, remove the rind and the seeds and then put the rest of the lemon in the blender. You can also order lemon puree online through purveyors like Marky's.