Cocktail Coquetry #1: The Vintage Slip

In line with continuing occasional series here at T&C, like Booze Crews and the now retired Sunday Supper Club, I’m introducing a new series, Cocktail Coquetry, in which I share new cocktail recipes developed by me or in my presence. Cocktails are relatively new to me, but local mixology-obsessed places like Teardrop Lounge, Clyde Common and the pending Beaker and Flask, all these new artisan distilleries and friends now sharing their sizable bitters collections have found me in the presence of good cocktail makings, beyond my usual liquor + ice.

The first cocktail to be posted here is so named for the attractive backdrop in the photos. Invented at a weekend brunch, the Vintage Slip is a delicious addition to the battery of brunch drinks, and, dare I say, slightly less ghetto than a Brass Monkey.

The Vintage Slip undresses for you after he jump.

Ingredients are first:

Ingredients for the Vintage Slip
  1. Champagne flute
  2. Bottle of Grüner Veltliner
  3. Orange Juice concentrate
  4. Lavender infused vodka
  5. Teaspoon
  6. Attractive Girlfriend (vintage slip optional, but recommended)
Step 1

Two spoons worth of Orange Juice Concentrate worked nicely.

lavender-infused vodka

Home infusions are great! Someone told me that things like Lavender are done infusing after only a few minutes, but the lavender sat in this stuff for several weeks. It’s strong, delicious stuff!

step 2

one spoonful of the Lavender was more than enough. Even though we added it at the beginning, it floats to the surface after stirring.

Final step

Depending on the degree that your OJ concentrate is frozen, one may need to stir the drink after adding the Grüner Veltliner. There you have it! The Vintage Slip: Grüner Veltliner and OJ concentrate with a Lavender-infused Vodka float.  Delicious.