The world’s still Here; let’s put on the Ritz
It’s not the end of the world today. Had I planned this more carefully, I would have given you a tequila based cocktail for the 21st of December 2012. But no, we’re on the vodka again. However, I think you’ll appreciate the added faux glamour that this cocktail provides. Today is certainly a good day for Putin on the Ritz.
Here are treasures for your bar
A year or more ago, I purchased a bartender’s guide, cocktail book, in e pub format. I’ve been enjoying it to the fullest ever since. Unfortunately, many of the drink recipes called for bitters which I could not find in Ennis or even Limerick. I was finally able to purchase them on line. If you haven’t already added them to your inventory, do purchase both Angostura and Orange bitters. You’ll not regret the investment.
Puns are just for fun
Please don’t over think the name of tonight’s cocktail. Just enjoy the pun and get on with the drinking. A Putin on the Ritz is a fancied up version of a Black Russian.
Let’s have a roaring good time
For me this martini conjures up a jazz age feeling. Characters created by F Scott Fitzgerald or Dorothy Parker would have enjoyed a Putin on the Ritz. So I encourage you to download a bit of Irving Berlin and flap to it. The world’s not over yet.
Tags: Cocktails, Martini, vodka