Cocktails for Cat Sitters

Had a party last night for the folks who took care of our cats the last time we were out of town.

Here’s the cocktail menu and recipes, in case any of those folks want to make the drinks at home…

Cocktails for Catsitters:

Last Word: 3/4 oz Plymouth Gin; 3/4 oz Green Chartreuse; 3/4 oz Lime; and 3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur. Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Rathbone Sour: 2 oz Plymouth Gin; 1/2 oz Lemon; 1/4 oz Rich Simple Syrup; Basil; and Cucumber. Muddle cucumber in Simple. Add basil and lightly press. Add remaining ingredients, shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Elderflower Fizz: 2 oz Plymouth Gin; 1 oz Lemon; 1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur; 1/2 oz Rich Simple Syrup. Shake with ice and strain into champagne flute or wine glass. Top with soda water or selzer.
Park Slope: 1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse bonded Rye Whiskey, 3/4 oz Punt e Mes, 3/4 oz Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur. Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Mojito: 1 1/2 oz Havana Club Anejo Blanco Rum, 1 oz Lime Juice, 3/4 oz Rich Simple Syrup, Mint Leaves. In a double old fashioned glass, press Mint leaves in Simple Syrup with muddler. Add Rum, Lime Juice and stir. Add ice, stir again, and top with soda water or selzer.

5 thoughts on “Cocktails for Cat Sitters

  1. I can say, from hard experience, that it is not a good idea to try to drink EVERY cocktail on the menu when you go to an Underhill Lounge dinner. But I can’t help myself. They were so tasty! But oh, my head!

  2. Well, the roasted shitakes are even easier than the cocktails. Just slice them, toss with olive oil and a little salt, and roast at 375 until crispy. Instant umami. I’ve never tried making them on their own though. I’ve always roasted them in combination with potatoes.

  3. I threw the Rathbone Sour on the list for a cocktail evening with friends this week. Great flavor profile, but it seemed to be missing a little zing. I hit it with a lavender tincture.
    Fun cocktail, what is its origin?

  4. The Rathbone Sour is a cocktail that fatdeko (aka John Myers) posted on eGullet a couple years ago. It’s nice and has been a success at most events I’ve served it at. John likes to use Thai Basil in it and I agree its an improvement over the usual Genovese pesto type basil. Just a bit more aromatic zest.

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