as i'm sure you've heard, old school handcrafted cocktails with traditional ingredients are back in style. there's something so classy about the art of drink, respecting the cocktail and bringing it back to what it was. we're reminded of this tradition at places like this while sipping a dark & stormy and listing to jazz as the subway gently shakes your booth. the cooper's union cocktail has an old fashioned taste and is an elegant drink we discovered in an old issue of bon appetit - it comes from this restaurant in minneapolis. serve it in a beautiful champagne flute like this marc jacobs for waterford crystal coupe we got for our anniversary in october. happy friday and have a wonderful weekend!
Cooper's Union Cocktail
1 oz pink grapefruit juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 drops orange flower water
1 oz vodka
champagne or sparkling wine to top, chilled
in a mixing glass, stir all ingredients, except bubbly, together. pour into a champagne flute and top off with champagne.