It’s the martini talking…

This past Friday night I met a friend for a drink after work at one of the most fabulous places in New York: Flat Iron Lounge — very old school, very Art Deco, very Frank Sinatra. A colleague recently told me that this place serves the most fantastic cocktails in the city, and it did not dissappoint (thank you Mr. Victor Thompson). My martini was a lovely sensation of vodka infused with pearls of jasmine and white peach and garnished with the prettiest orchid…hello, deliciousness! Of course I had two đŸ˜‰ The recipes, of course, are a secret, but I thought I’d share two fall-inspired cocktails to kick off the season (and to tide you over until the 4th Annual Martini Talk). Cheers!

Gingered Pear
Courtesy of Stirrings
3 oz. Stirrings Pear Martini Mixer
2 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1 oz. Stirrings Ginger Ale
Stirrings Spiced Apple Rimmer Garnish
Slice of fresh ginger

Build in an iced highball with Stirrings Spiced Apple Rimmer and a slice of pear, short shake, and top with Stirrings Ginger Ale.

Pomegranate Mimosa
Courtesy of POM Wonderful
1/2 oz. POM Wonderful® 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 glass of dry champagne
1/2 oz. Cointreau®

Pour champagne into a champagne flute. Add pomegranate juice and float the Cointreau on top.

A little martini talk:
“There is something about a martini,
A tingle remarkably pleasant:
A yellow, mellow martini:
I wish I had one at present.”
— Ogden Nash

“I love to drink martinis,
Two at the very most.
Three I’m under the table.
Four I’m under the host!”
— Dorothy Parker


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