My Favorite Cocktails

Pear Crisp: Vanilla Infused Rum, Pear Purée, Lemon, Prosecco

I typically like anything made with Absolute Vanilla, but I had never tried Vanilla Rum. Rouge Tomate specializes in creative cocktails.. my favorite being their Pear Crisp. It’s naturally sweet from the pears and vanilla rum but very light and fresh because of the lemon and prosecco. I’m not sure of the exact measurements but I’m sure any combination of the below ingredients would turn out delish! This should be shaken, not stirred.

Cranberry Flower: Hendrick’s Gin, Muddled Cranberry Compote, Lemon Juice

Beauty and Essex is so chic and fun.. and on top of it they have delicious cocktails made with fresh ingredients. I am typically a gin and tonic girl in the summer and love cranberry vodkas in the winter. They came up with the PERFECT combo. The Cranberry Flower is light and refreshing like and gin and tonic but has the bitter bite from the cranberries.. they also dropped in whole cranberries that were soaked in syrup.. a nice touch. This should be shaken, not stirred. Here is a nice recipe for Cranberry Comopote.

On a side note, if you haven’t been to Beauty and Essex I highly recommend stopping by.. you have to go through a pawn shop and there’s a back door that opens to a three level restaurant/lounge. It’s absolutely gorgeous inside, the food is really fun and the best part is they serve free campaign in the women’s bathroom.. score.