The following is a guest post written by Colin Cowie, wedding planner and lifestyle guru. This week Colin teaches us all about the signature cocktail.
“Shaken, not stirred." Those are the famous lines uttered by James Bond when ordering his signature martini. It can, without a doubt, be credited as the grandaddy of what we now call the “signature cocktail." I guess we’ve all just become a little more specific as to what we like, how we like it, and when we want it. No longer is that special drink reserved for an evening out with a skilled bartender crafting it to your liking. Years ago it was the apple martini — still in vogue I might add. Then it was all about the Black Russian, then the White Russian, and of course, with all the designer vodkas on the market, many other drinks. Now your “signature cocktail” is just that: it’s all about you and is absolutely anything you want it to be.
For Colin's tips on crafting the perfect signature cocktail, keep reading.