If ever there was a liqueur that captured the palates of mixologists and imbibers alike, it is Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, a bewitching mix of Vietnamese baby ginger and cognac. After being introduced to it on the last vacation, I have been enjoying it ever since. The other night I and my male caller were faced with five cocktails celebrating the virtues of this versatile elixir, as they were having a launch for the beverage. And they had plenty. They must have heard that I was going to be there.
Not only that, we got to experience a bar that was new to us. Did we drink all five? Hell yes. But they were not full cock-a-tails—give me some credit, they were half cock-a-tails! Did we like them all? Hell yes! And we were even blessed with a bonus cock-a-tail from one of our esteemed bartenders of the evening. Did we accept? Hell yes! Did the Mistress loose her wits end? Hell to the yes! I have two bottles of the stuff and I prefer it right over the rocks. And after one or two of these-your buzzed. But I'm a HUGE ginger freak. Love the stuff. These were some of the cock-a-tails I tried that night. All good I might add and perfect for the summer. Tootles!
1 PART DOMAINE DE CANTON
2 PARTS PINOT NOIR
1/2 PART PREMIUM ORANGE COGNAC LIQUEUR
Pour over ice in a tall thin glass. Garnish with an orange slice.