Butterfly’s Breath

Active Time: N/ATotal Time5 MIN Yield: Serves : Makes 1 cocktail The late Julia and Paul Child often entertained friends with cocktails, many of them invented by Paul Child, who delighted in creating custom drinks. A small collection of Paul’s recipes, written on 3-by-5 index cards, was recently discovered in Julia Child’s archives. Among them is this sweet, apricot brandy–laced […]

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Alligator Pear Mojito

Chef’s Note “Recipe courtesy of Casa Velas Peurto Vallarta.” READY IN: 5mins YIELD: 1 cocktail UNITS: US IngredientsNutrition 2 ouncesrum, cachaca pitu 1⁄4of a cucumber 1⁄2of a Hass avocado 1 (6ounce) can sparkling water 4 leavespeppermint Directions Muddle the mint in a shaker with the cucumber and avocado. Add the rum to the mixture, put ice and shake everything. Serve […]

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Vieux Carré Recipe

[Photo: Vicky Wasik] Named using the French term for what’s now known as the French Quarter, the Vieux Carré traces its origin to the bar back in the 1930s, and first appeared in print in 1937, in Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em. With rye, Cognac, sweet vermouth, and plenty of bitters, it’s as rich and decadent […]

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