Friday, August 3, 2012

Cocktail Friday: The Bomb

Here's to Friday! What are you celebrating this weekend? Looking for the perfect sunny cocktail for raising a glass?


Last Saturday, while lounging in the sun by the lake, I started wondering what would happen if you used Limoncello instead of lemon juice and sugar to make a French 75. The results were delicious! And since the Limoncello adds an extra kick to a drink that was named after a French 75mm shotgun, we decided to call our Italianized version "The Bomb."

 Here's how to mix one up: 

Shake 2oz of gin 
With 1 + 1/2 oz ice cold limoncello
Pop some Prosecco to top up
Add lemon zest or some basil to garnish
Be warned, it packs a wallop! 

Cheers and happy weekend. XO

18 comments:

  1. Three favourites of mine so I'm sure to love this - thanks for the suggestion. I'm enjoying catching up on my favourite blogs - I seem to have been away ages!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Sounds good....and tasty! LOVE that limoncello picture, could see that framed and hanging up on a wall!

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  3. Jeanne-
    Will be putting this to the test this weekend! Looks amazing.
    Happy Friday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  4. One week ago, I had the loveliest little glass of Limoncella....after dinner.....it was such a summer treat.
    pve

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  5. THE BOMB. holy yum. i made lots of homemade limoncello last summer and still have some left to give this a whirl!

    have you made it? it's the easiest thing in the world, but the waiting is brutal.

    michele

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  6. Michele, I've been thinking about making some to give as Christmas gifts this year - guess I should get on it if it takes awhile! I though everyone in the Seattle area would appreciate a little bottle of sunshine during our long, gray, damp winters! After making this little cocktail last weekend, I intend to keep our freezer stocked with the golden stuff! XO

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  7. would love those paintings on a set of notecards to give a hostess along with some limoncella....are you considering selling your pieces?

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  8. Thanks Jennifer! Yes, actually I am selling my work. I haven't quite gotten a "business" up and running yet, but have already taken a few commissions over the summer. Hopefully will be able to get myself organized and make it easy for people to find/buy from me over the next few months. Thanks so much for asking! Have a lovely weekend. XO

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  9. Ah, your last comment made me so happy. Commissions! Yay!

    This looks a little too dangerous for me to try however...

    Bon weekend!

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  10. We love drink experiments and after having o explain way too many times how to make a Negroni to clueless bartenders, perhaps we should change our summer drinks! Cin, cin and ciao...
    xxoo
    C + C

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  11. One of my favorites!! And of course such a charming drawing!! Hope all is well!

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  12. Sounds like a perfect sumer drink...love your artwork!

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