Cole's French Dip Los Angeles
The blush-tinged tipple that became the "it" drink of the "90s is also a great marketing success story. Tasked with building a cocktail around Absolut Citron vodka, South Beach bartender Cheryl Cook fused elements of a Lemon Drop and a Kamikaze, forging a sweet-sour combination that peaked with its appearance on Sex and the City.
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons raspberry simple syrup
1/4 cup gin
Raspberry Simple Syrup
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 cups simple syrup
How to Make It
For Raspberry Simple Syrup: Lightly crush raspberries in a freezer bag filled with simple syrup. Seal and let sit for 12 hours in refrigerator. Stir and strain fruit through a fine-mesh strainer.
For cocktail: Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.