the Jasmine

Friday, November 19, 2010

As many of you know, I can't resist the allure of Campari-although it's an orange liquor, it avoids being sticky sweet, and it always makes me feel like I'm vacationing off the coast of Italy. In a Jasmine, Campari marries with gin for a crisp, refreshing cocktail perfect for a Friday afternoon!


the Jasmine

1 1/2 oz of gin
1 oz of Cointreau
3/4 oz of Campari
1/2 oz of fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for no more than 10 seconds. Strain and serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Notes: Feel free to use any orange liquor you'd like in place of Cointreau; triple sec is much less expensive and no one can ever taste the difference.

Drinks with such vibrant liquor give you the freedom to use more floral or herbaceous gins, like Hendrick's. As always, any bottle of gin will do if you already have something on hand
(and if you're only buying one bottle of gin-buy Plymouth)!


Photo by Jamie Beck c/o From Me To You.

24 comments:

  1. I've become a love of Bombay Sapphire gin. And now I want a cocktail.

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  2. I am not a drink person but just look at that picture! Even I could go for one of those!
    And a happy weekend to you :)

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  3. Mmf, that sounds delicious. I am usually not one for sweet drinks, but I bet the lemon juice balances out things nicely! And by nicely I mean in a whoops-I-just-drank-three-of-those kind of way.

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  4. this cocktail sounds & looks amazing!! cheers!!

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  5. I could use on of those right now. A trip to Italy too ;)

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  6. mmmm sounds delish! how do you find these crazy beautiful drinks that sound like the most delicious drinks that ever happened...

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  7. Oh, how tasty + too pretty! Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. beautiful pic and tastttyyy idea! thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Haleigh @ BB

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  9. mmm, this drink is cute and looks refreshing!

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  10. I'm not too big a fan of campari, but that drink looks delicious enough to make me want to give it another try!

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  11. Darling Lena,would you come and have this delicious drink with me (John,it works for both of you,of course!!). The coast of Italy nearby Rome waits for you!!I'll take care about serving a superbe Jasmine!
    Love.
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  12. Yes please:) Yum & happy Friday!

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  13. i need a STIFF drink after this work week. whew. :) happy weekend luv:)
    gina

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  14. ooh la la! This looks refreshing! Love the presh glass too! Have a wonderful weekend dear! xo

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  15. Love that picture, and The Jasmine sounds delicious!

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  16. I am also a big fan of campari!!!!!!! love it pure or mixed!

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