it's five o'clock somewhere

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
serves 1

1 oz pink grapefruit juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
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.


dave -nibbleanibble said...

Oh so classy.

my spatula said...

oh, i'll take one please. i love cocktail hour!

Susan said...


Unknown said...

I love the idea of purchasing old style cocktail glasses and finding great cocktail recipes to serve in them. I have a friend who works for St. Germaine and I have been meaning to learn more about it! Thank you for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

oh my. snazzy and zingy and delicious looking. totally inspired to drink something other than red wine and IPA's now :)

Kimberley Hasselbrink said...

I am such a fan of classic cocktails. This one sounds especially delectable!