Friday, May 18, 2012

Venetian Sunset

This drink is the perfect way to wind down my week-long cocktail party.  After all, I just recently returned from an amazing trip to Venice.  This wasn't a drink I ever had there, but the name alone made it perfect.  

But don't be fooled--just because the name has "sunset" in it doesn't mean this is an easy sipping drink for the front porch.  This bambino is NO JOKE.  It's strong and it's good.  So bottoms, up readers.  Here's to a great week of celebrating, a great giveaway (details below), and many more years of food and fun here on Apple a Day.  Cin cin!

Venetian Sunset
from Williams-Sonoma, Cocktail Parties

ice cubes
3 TBSP gin
1 TBSP dry vermouth
1 TBSP Campari
1 TBSP Grand Marnier
orange twist, for garnish

1.  Chill a cocktail glass and fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice.  Pour all alcohols into shaker, cover with lid, and shake about 20 seconds.  Strain into glass and garnish with orange twist.  Makes one drink.

*And now you last reminder for this week's giveaway.  Remember, you can enter three times for each post this week.  At stake--a copy of the book I used for this week's recipes (except Aperol Spritz) and a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card.  You know you could have fun with that!  Here's how to get your three entries:

1.  Leave a comment on today's post telling me what drink, cocktail or non-alcoholic, you've never had but would love to try.  

2.  Either like Apple a Day's new facebook page and come back here to tell me you've done so or, if you've already liked the page, leave a comment on the facebook page question of the day and come back here to tell me you've done so.
3.  Tweet the following message (just copy and paste the text in between the stars): *I entered to win a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card on Apple a Day!  You can enter here: @appleadayblog*  Once you've tweeted, come back to today's post and tell me you've tweeted.


Brittany Cooks said...

Very sweet post. I want to go back to Italy so bad! I sadly never made it to Venice =/

BMK said...

A dirty martini

Kristen Hadley said...

I've never had a white Russian and I would love to try one!

Rebecca said...

Sounds pretty, looks pretty, I'm sure it tastes GREAT! I'm adding this to my list of drinks to make soon! Wooohoo!

Paige said...

I couldn't think of one at first but then I saw someone mention a white russian! Totally want to try that sometime. Not my usual style but definitely something I want to try.

Anonymous said...

Everyone keeps on telling me I would love a Moscow Mule - so that's the next drink on my to try list.

Cake Fixation said...

Oh, I gotta make that! Thanks for sharing!

USA Kiwi (Kylee) said...

I'd like to try horchata. Given I live in AZ - shouldn't be too hard, but I still haven't given it a go!

USA Kiwi (Kylee) said...

I just commented on the FB page.

amy beth marantino said...

I've never had a white Russian

amy beth marantino said...

i tweeted

That Girl said...

I'd have to sip this puppy - there's a lot of alcohol in there.

Kaitlyn said...

I really want to try wine from Spain...while in Spain haha .

I comented on the FB page as well