Cocktails for Two: A Short Verse

Leo and Eamon at EMP
Created two cocktails for M and me.

To start M’s birthday celebration
We were gifted these lovely surprise libations.

Some ingredients in both were the same.
But M’s contained sherry while mine remained tame.

Jordan put on final touches with flames,
Then revealed to us their special names:

R. Birthday Cocktails
Number 11 and Number 11.1

(Note: The R stands for our surname.)

Birthday Cocktails Number 11 and 11.1

Birthday Cocktails Number 11 and 11.1

Birthday Cocktail Number 11
Number 11 for M

Birthday Cocktails Number 11 and 11.1
Number 11.1 for Me

Before we left, they gave us souvenir cards printed with the recipes. For any cocktail aficionados out there, I have provided the recipes beneath the fold.

Our sincere thanks to Leo, Eamon, Jordan, and the entire EMP staff for this creative and thoughtful gift!

Click here to read the rest of this birthday celebration story.

Number 11
1-1/2 oz. Black Tea
1-1/2 oz. Amontillado Sherry
1/4 oz. Pomegranate-Hibiscus Syrup
1/2 oz. BLiss Maple Syrup
Star Anise
(Flamed Lemon Twist

To Prepare: Combine all ingredients except the star anise and lemon twist in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Finely grate star anise and garnish with the lemon twist.

Number 11.1
1 oz. Black Tea
1 oz. Pinot Noir Juice
1/2 oz. BLiss Maple Syrup
Sparkling Cider, to Top
Star Anise
(Flamed) Lemon Twist

To Prepare: Combine all ingredients except cider and garnish in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with sparkling cider, finely grate star anise, and garnish with the lemon twist.

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One Response to “Cocktails for Two: A Short Verse”

  1. Bgut1 Says:

    What a nice gift. So, how did they taste? Looking forward to the birthday dinner review and photos.

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