His & Hers Cocktails - Derby & Park Ave

There's a slight chill in the air when we first wake up in the morning.  By afternoon, it's blazing hot again and I begin to seriously question why we moved farther South.  The wife just laughs and reminds me about Indian Summers.  Indian Summers my ass.  She's sitting outside, cool and dry as a cucumber while I walk outside and am immediately drenched just from closing the door behind me.  

So I ask, what's a gent to do when he just wants bourbon but the weather is screaming for a tiki drink?  Yup, that would be today's cocktails.  Think, Manhattan hits the tropics.  The Grand Marnier and citrus help to cut the richness and spice of the bourbon and sweet vermouth while still making it a cold weather, sipping cocktail that I've been longing for. His Cocktail - Derby(blue cocktail napkin)
1 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
3/4 oz Fresh lime juice

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add all the ingredients.  Shake until chilled.  Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.

Her Cocktail - Park Ave
2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Fresh pineapple juice
3/4 oz Sweet vermouth
2 tsp Grand Marnier

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add all the ingredients.  Shake until chilled.  Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.

 

Happy drinking!