The May Daisy: Ingredients: 2 oz. VSOP or better Cognac or Armagnac 1 oz. lemon juice 3/4 oz. green Chartreuse 3/4 oz. simple syrup 1 sprig of mint for garnish Assemble: Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a wine glass filled with ice and garnish with mint sprig. Serve.
The Nouvelle Fleur: Ingredients: 1 oz. St. Germain 1/2 oz. blanco tequila 1/2 oz. Aperol 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice 1/2 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice 1 pinch of salt 2 oz. Champagne or sparking wine Assemble: Combine all the ingredients, except the Champagne, in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a cocktail glass, flute or coupé. Top with the Champagne and serve. No garnish.
The Pegu Club Cocktail: Ingredients: 2 oz. London dry gin 3/4 oz. Cointreau or orange curacao 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 dash orange bitters Lime wedge for garnish (optional) Assemble: Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, coupe or flute. Garnish with lime wedge, if you like. Serve.
The El Diablo: Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 oz. blanco tequila 3/4 oz. lime juice 1/2 oz. crème de cassis 3-4 oz. ginger beer (or ginger ale) Lime wedge or wheel, for garnish. Assemble: Place tequila, lime juice and Cassis in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add ginger beer, stir lightly. Garnish with lime wedge and serve.