How To Make A Leap Year Cocktail
If you are looking for a special way to celebrate February 29th, you should learn how to make a Leap Year cocktail. This drink is often featured in bars and restaurants for Leap Year and then disappears from everyone's memory for another four years until the next time it is rolled out. However, a Leap Year cocktail is so good that you'll want to find other excuses to drink it throughout the year. February 29th may only come around once every four years, but those who celebrate a birthday on leap year mark the day on March 1st during common years. Why not create a Leap Year celebration every March 1st and serve this elegant cocktail as part of the festivities? It's a fun way to remind everyone of the quirks of the solar system. Plus, everyone is looking for an excuse to party once the end of winter is almost in sight. A Leap Year cocktail is the perfect drink to bridge the gap between winter and spring. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, and the hint of citrus is distinctively spring-like.
To make a Leap Year cocktail, you will need:
- A cocktail shaker
- A cocktail glass
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- Prepare the cocktail shaker. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the gin, Grand Marnier, sweet vermouth and lemon juice.
- Mix and strain. Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously for about thirty seconds and then strain into the cocktail glass. Serve chilled. For added flair, use a bit of lemon peel as garnish.