Cocktail Confinement

It’s March 2021 and in 8 days we will be celebrating our first-year anniversary since we, here in France, started our first Covid-19 confinement. Although we are still in it and we can’t really say when all of this is going to end, we’ve gone through a lot in one single year. I’d say even too much! So let’s raise a toast to our bravery and this goes to everyone around the globe!!

We have had to learn many new tricks of the trade…

Home-schooling our kids for months and months on end
That was a tough one! Yet, it allowed most of us to (re)connect to our kids on a whole different level and get those fractions and biology-PH-levels knowledge back to make our old school teachers proud.

Remote work
The isolation was (and still is for some) very hard! Not to interact with anyone other than through a pixelized screen with the optional dream beach décor in the background is really tough! Yet, it allowed to us reorganize our days in a completely different way and for some, this has brought more inspiration, concentration, and productivity than we would have thought and hoped for.

Cooking skills
Since all restaurants have closed here in France, most of us had to turn tricks. Feeding our families spaghetti and tuna sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday can only go that far before a new violent-spouse-and-kid-behaviour epidemic spreads within our homes. And so, most of us have turned to Tik Tok, Marmiton, Tasty, and our great grandmother’s old cookbook that is passed from generation to generation. We have become “des cordon bleus” as the French would say and can turn any egg and flour into a masterpiece dessert! 

So, optimistic as we are, we want to concentrate on the good stuff like Cocktails!
Ahhhh, cocktails!! Yes. We have definitely upgraded our skills on this one!! When you think about it, it is all linked to this new covid lifestyle. In order to better focus on work while managing our kid’s education and coming up with new recipes, drinking is important, if not mandatory! Cocktail making is known to be a science, and not just because of its magical powers to uplift moods and create world peace. A good cocktail, when mixed well can be the ultimate crowd-pleaser, even if this crowd comes down to just you or me. We are lucky, here at La Soufflerie, to have amazing inspiration for all these cocktails. We let our glasses influence our taste buds. Our drinking glasses offer a pleasure of their own. Even empty. Filling them up with exquisite flavors is even more joyful as you can imagine. And so, we worked hard in making everyone happy and prepared some amazing cocktails in our original creations.

Here are some cocktail recipes if you wish to try them yourself in one of your La Soufflerie glasses. And do let us know what you think, feel, and how your family is responding to your new happy state of mind!

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Jalapeño Margaritas
2 cups of ice
4 oz of quality tequila
2 oz Cointreau
2 limes, juiced
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Tajin Mexican seasoning
Splash of jalapeño juice (from a jar of pickled jalapeños)
6 jalapeño slices
1 lime, cut into wedges for garnish

Sprinkle the Tajin onto a small plate. Moisten the rim of two glasses with lime juice and rub into the Tajin until completely coated. Fill the glasses with ice and set aside. Pour tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, agave nectar, and jalapeño juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared Sandra glasses and add three jalapeño slices to each glass. Garnish with lime wedges. Enjoy being in heaven for a bit!

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Manhattan
2 oz of bourbon
1 oz of sweet vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Pour your ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice. Stir for about 20 seconds until chilled. Strain into your Martini glass, garnish with an orange peel, and enjoy! 

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Aperol Spritz
3 oz of prosecco
2 oz of Aperol
1 oz of soda water
Add the prosecco, Aperol, and soda water to your Vino Venezia glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange wedge and enjoy sipping on a little bit of an Italian summer!

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