Atta Boy!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Essentially a dry martini with touch of grenadine, this brilliantly colored libation is well worth hunting down a truly delicious pomegranate syrup. Forget the Rose's that made its way into your Shirley Temples as a kid; try Fee Brothers' American Beauty or Small Hand Foods grenadine, both of which you can order online from my very favorite shop, Cask.


Atta Boy

1/2 oz of dry vermouth
1 1/2 oz of gin
shy 1/4 oz of grenadine

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake for no more than 10 seconds. Strain and serve in a chilled cocktail glass.


Notes: As usual, I'll suggest Plymouth gin for this cocktail; a low-profile gin lets the flavor of a high quality grenadine shine.


After a very successful performance last night (imagine if your musical idol picked up your guitar and started playing!) and a very long week, John and I will be enjoying steak frites and a bottle of wine tonight! Tell me, what are your plans for this weekend?


Photo via l'Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux.

30 comments:

  1. mmm I dont know if I like martinis but this sure sounds good!
    What a pretty glass too!

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  2. Sounds like a good drink to me :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Such a pretty drink in an elegant cocktail glass.

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  4. This is just perfect. It looks delicious!

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  5. i am peeing my pants over your note!! BAHAHAHAA!!

    too bad we aren't neighbors or i'd mix up a batch of this and abandon my job for the afternoon...

    xo,
    C

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  6. It used to be such a special treat to order a Shirley Temple :)

    Saw this website this morning and thought of you - some excellent recipes & photo's! http://liqurious.notcot.org/

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  7. yet another yummy drink recipe. love it. i think you have a mixology career in you :)

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  8. YAHh! im glad that john did well and you two got to celebrate :) happy friday lady! xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

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  9. oh yum! love how festive the rosy color makes it. also really appreciate your suggestions on which brands to try because i'm clueless!

    oh and re: chloe - c'mon you're telling me you wouldn't wear that satin champagne-colored romper?? lol

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  10. I love your Friday drink posts! This one looks especially delish :)

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  11. You never let a girl down! And sounds like you have a wonderful night planned! xo

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  12. LOVE the name!!! Is there an Atta Girl? A huge congrats to John...beyond exciting and exhilirating!! Time to celebrate!!

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  13. The color of this drink is so fun! Enjoy your night!

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  14. this sounds like another yummy drink. No big plans for me, just gardening and trying to enjoy the sun before the rain comes. Have a splendid weekend!

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  15. Lena... i need one of these... asap... pretty please!! xo have fun this weekend!!

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  16. What a vibrant drink! I think I'll print out your Friday posts and keep them in my kitchen.

    I'm off to the ballet (A Midsummer's night dream) and dinner!

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  17. After the week I have had . . . pretty challenging . . . I have been anxiously awaiting one of your delicious cocktail recipes! Congrats on your performance last night! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Samantha

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  18. YUM! My mouth is watering. Only 10 more days of Lent and I'll be drinking these like a champ.

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  19. Sounds exquisite...I'm getting thirsty just looking at it! It's so pretty ;)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  20. What a color! Sure looks tempting :)

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  21. I LOVE grenadine -- Shirley Temple's are my fave -- and this seems like a nice "grown up" version. Thanks for posting! xo style, she wrote

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  22. I get the impression you could make a mean cocktail with your eyes closed :-) Cheers to you... hope you're having a lovely weekend xo

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  23. YUM! And what a divine glass!
    Steak fries and wine!! Yes please!
    We are off to a wedding today, and looking at all your posts, I am getting me even more excited! :)

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  24. Mmm this looks delicious :) I had a lovely weekend - hope you did too!

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  25. I'll take 2! Ok, maybe 3 ;-)

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  26. That looks delicious!!!! Also, I am a bad blogger :/ I have not forgot about your book THANK YOU FOR BEING PATIENT!!!!! MUCH LOVE! xo

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  27. Eeks ~ the color is fabulous! And it looks so refreshing...more appealing than a plain martini that's for sure!

    xoxo
    kristi

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