ROMEO & JULIET
Valentine’ s Day is a good day to drink. Whether it’ s to celebrate a happy romance or dr own the sorrow sofa less than successful relationship, downing an expert ly mixed cocktail seems appropriate. This weekend, Eden Bar& Grill in Dublin are running a two-forone special of their Romeo& Juliet cocktail. Get one for yourself and whoever you’ re drinking with, be it a lover or a fellow heart breaker, for €12 for two cocktails. If you’re notin Dublin, or the mood to wade through town, shake up your own cocktail with Eden Bar& Grill’s recipe.
3 slices of cucumber 3 sprigs of fresh mint 2 oz of quality gin( Irish if possible) 3/4oz of simple syrup 3/4oz of fresh lime juice 3 drops of rose water 3 drops of Angustora bitters Atiny pinch of salt Cass is raspberry liqueur Mint leaf, additional rose water, cucumber and bitters with a sprinkle of red currents for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber& mint with the pin ch of salt .( Crush with the back of a spoon if you don’t have a muddler!) Add the rest of ingredients to cocktail shaker. Let this sit for 40seconds. Add some crushed ice, shake vigorous ly and strain into glass. Garnish with am int leaf& cucumber-place one drop of rose water on the mint leaf and three drops of bitter son the surface of the drink along with some raspberry cass is liqueur with a sprinkle of red currents.