the appetizer:

Mr. Boston Holiday Cocktails by Anthony Giglio and Jim Meehan, includes recipes like Claret Cup; Pumpkin Steamer; Grand Porto; and The Corenwyn Alexander.



Claret Cup

Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Claret Cup

  • 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 12 oz. chilled soda water
  • 4 oz. Triple Sec
  • 8 oz. brandy
  • One 750 ml bottle red bordeaux wine, chilled
  • Seasonal fruit such as apples, pears, berries,
         citrus, in pieces, peeled per preference
  • Skin of 1 medium cucumber, in strips
  • Garnish: mint sprigs

Combine all of the ingredients in a punch bowl and stir thoroughly. Add a large ice mold or block of ice. Ladle into chilled wine glasses. Garnish each with a mint sprig.

  • from:
    Mr. Boston Holiday Cocktails
  • by Anthony Giglio and Jim Meehan
  • Wiley 2009
  • Hardcover; $15.95; 128 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0470185414
  • ISBN: 978-0-470-37133-6
  • Recipe reprinted by permission.

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