zondag 1 oktober 2023

Lazy Red Cheeks (for the ladies of FERM Jong Beverlo)

Last Friday, the delightful ladies of FERM Jong Beverlo curated an exclusive "Sweet Sins" night exclusively for women. While I won't delve into all the intriguing details of the event, I had the distinct honour of crafting a special welcome cocktail for the enthusiastic participants.
When we think of indulgent and delectable cocktails, the P*rnstar Martini often springs to mind. However, given its ubiquitous presence on every bar's menu these days, I decided to take a different path.

Several years ago, two talented Belgian bartenders, Manuel Wouters and Ben Belmans, concocted a scrumptious and sweet libation for none other than Tom Barman, the charismatic lead singer of the band dEUS. This delightful creation earned the name 'Lazy Red Cheeks', and I couldn't think of a more fitting drink for this special occasion.

The 'Lazy Red Cheeks' is a cocktail that takes shape right before your eyes, crafted directly in a tumbler and enlivened with the refreshing chill of crushed ice, reminiscent of the beloved Mojito. However, in my humble opinion, it transcends the typical Mojito experience by delivering a true cocktail extravaganza brimming with luscious fruity notes. What's more, it's slightly lighter on the alcohol content compared to many other cocktails, making it the ideal choice for our distinguished group of ladies.

Lazy Red Cheeks

45ml Absolut vodka
40ml Lime juice
10ml Simple syrup
10ml Monin Violet syrup
6 fresh raspberries
Cane sugar (no lumps, just loose sugar made from sugarcane) 

Combine the raspberries with the violet syrup and a barspoon of sugar in your tumbler. Gently muddle the mixture until the raspberries release their essence, creating a delightful, fruity elixir.

Next, add the vodka and simple syrup, then give it a gentle stir. Crown the glass with a generous layer of crushed ice. Exercise caution during this step, as crushed ice tends to dissolve swiftly. A quick, delicate stir will suffice.

To add the finishing touch, garnish your creation with a zestful 1/6 slice of lime, enhancing both the visual appeal and the tantalizing flavours of your drink.

Disclaimer: All pictures and texts are copyrighted by Geert Conard and Esito Consulting unless stated otherwise in the article. While some items might have been gifted by the producer or distributor, these are in no way paid promotions or recommendations.

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