Avenue Montaigne Cocktail

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Travel to Paris without leaving New York with the Le Bilboquet's ( (20 E 60th Street, 212-751-3036, www.lebilboquetny.com) new signature Avenue Montaigne, named after one of the most fashionable streets in France. With floral aromatics, the cocktail’s smell is enhanced by an orchid garnish that floats on top of the
citrusy concoction. Adding a vibrant appearance to the cocktail and a sweet aroma, the
drink will make you want to wake up and smell the orchids this summer.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Ounces Ketel Citron
  • 3/4 Ounces Cointreau
  • 3/4 Ounces Lillet White
  • 3/4 Ounces Lemon Juice
  • 3 Dashes of Absinthe bitters

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange peel and orchid.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.