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Have you ever wondered what the difference between a cotillion and a debutante ball is? Well the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure did, and you know what they found out? One has gin and the other one has bourbon! There might be some other differences to. Check out the Southern Living website if you want to know actual details about cotillions and debutante balls. If you’re just thirsty however, let’s make some drinks!
First up is the Cotillion. This yummy treat was found on the Imbibe magazine website and you know what’s neat? Both these drinks would be perfect for your fall gatherings! Yellow and red will complement any fall table setting!
Scott Kennedy, Café Cancale, Chicago
1 oz. bourbon (Kennedy uses Old Forester 86 proof, the Gents used Wild Turkey)
¾ oz. aged rum (Kennedy uses Angostura 5 year, the Gents used Havana Club 7 year)
½ oz. dry curaçao
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. fresh orange juice
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, then shake to chill. Double strain into a chilled glass.
Mmmmmmm. Nice right?
Up next is the Debutante Cocktail. This ones been around since the 30s and the Gents chose the recipe from the Barman’s Journal website.
Robert Sharp, the Barman’s Journal website
2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
2 Tsp. Grenadine
1 dash Orange BittersCombine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled, then double-strain into a coupe. Garnish with a cherry.
This one is a little sweeter than the Cotillion. Very, very nice.
Try them both and let the Gents know what you think!
The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure
A great selection of Absinthe for purchase.