All of us, at some point, have wanted to take the bartender home. Yes, you can call them a mixologist, because that adds a certain level of craft to what they do, but they are still behind a bar, and they are still tending it. It’s that level of confidence that bartenders often have, because this is their realm, and as the gods of it they welcome you to sit, sip, and chat if so desired. In fact, they will fill you with something delicious and inspiring, to while away your time as you thoughtfully look for another patron to speak to, ogle the mixologist in front of you, or enjoy the company of your own thoughts. Yes, it’s the bartender that woos you into a state of comfort with the seductive art of mixology, and here’s a way you can possibly become a bit of one of these seductive characters yourself.
Learn a delicious and sensual cocktail that you can impress your own guests with. It’s good to have a few on hand for the drinkers that have specific spirits they either don’t, or can’t, imbibe in, but I’ll give you one that will not only look like an object of desire, but possibly inspire your night to go in a more deliciously devious direction. With no further ado, get onto your seductive mixology arts!
Blood Orange French 75
Cut 1 of the oranges in half, and then into slices for a garnish. Cut and peel 1 of the oranges and then chop it into pieces. Transfer the chopped oranges with any juices into a bowl that you can mash them in. Stir in the gin, sugar, and bitters, and then strain it into a measuring cup, making sure to release all of the available liquids. Chill this for 4 hours.
After 4 hours have passed, then pour 2 tablespoons of the gin mixture into 6 different glasses. Fill the remaining space in each glass with champagne, and then garnish with your orange slices.
- 2 blood oranges
- 1 cup gin
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon angostura bitters
- 1 bottle of champagne
The effervescence of this cocktail serves as an eye catcher, and also as stimulants for your guest’s palates. The carbonated nature of this cocktail also delivers itself to the bloodstream faster, which makes the heady feelings come on a bit quicker. You’ve opened up the inhibitions of your guests, you daring seductive mixologist you.