Featured Cocktail: Pink on Pink
Philadelphia's Square 1682 was recently voted USA Today's Best Hotel Bar. Their Cold Weather Cocktail Menu (aptly named for the past few weeks' weather...) explores the trend of fortified wines, and Lead Bartender Chauncy Scates' Pink on Pink cocktail is a great introduction to Vermouth.
" I find a lot of people have misconceptions about fortified wines and Vermouths," she says. "I wanted to do a really silly but straightforward drink to expose more people to the deliciousness of fortified wines."
Since it's vodka-based, Pink on Pink is light and easy drinking, and the Lillet Rose adds a nice delicate tough.
Pink on PinkRecipe courtesy of Chauncey Scates, Square 1682, Philadelphia, PA
1.5 oz. Stolichnaya Vodka
3/4 oz. Lillet Rose
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. house made grenadine (pomegranate juice reduced with raw sugar, or use a high quality store bought version)
Dash Peychaud's Bitters
Lemon twist, for garnish
Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and shake until Chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.