Wow, I’ve managed to hit ten in a row! I’ve been enjoying this but I feel like it’s a milestone or something.
I’m keeping tonight’s short, not to disrespect it’s namesake (who is busy working right now) but because it’s already been a long day for me.
If you’re into cocktails in the DC area and haven’t met Chantal Tseng yet, you need to make your way to the Tabard Inn on a Wednesday or Thursday night and meet her. She not only makes some great drinks but is a lot of fun to hang out with whether she’s behind the bar or just chilling.
When thinking of a drink for her, I wanted something a bit classy, but I also remembered her Tabard cocktail which included tequila. She’s engaged to Derek, so I thought – hmmmm, maybe we should have some Domaine de Canton in there, too. Well – whaddyaknow.
1 1/2 ounces tequila blanco (inocente)
1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton
2 dashes orange bitters (Regan’s #6)
Stir over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a long twist of lime peel, or if you’re as bad at it as I am, three small pieces of lime peel.
If you try it with other kinds of champagne, let me know!
[Tenth in a series of drinks named after bloggers, mixologists, and random others who'll hopefully be at Tales. The first post in the series is here.]