The Cape Cod
The Cape Cod | This drink recipe is inspired by The Editor by @mrstevenrowley. In this book, Mrs. Onassis serves her author (James Smale) a Cape Cod when he visits her home. I had to google this drink because I’d never heard of it…so imagine my dismay when I discovered The Cape Cod is a fancy way of ordering a Vodka Cranberry…a drink I lived off of in college (it is cheap and hard to mess up.) But this is not your college days recipe...#ahastycocktail
- 2 oz @titosvodka - 3 oz Cranberry juice
- Splash of ginger ale
- Lime wedge and cranberries for garnish
Combine vodka and cranberry juice into a glass filled with ice. Stir well. Add a splash of ginger ale (I think Jacqueline would class up this cocktail with a splash of ginger ale, don’t you?) Top with a few cranberries and a lime wedge. Right before you drink, though, squeeze the lime into your drink and drop into your glass.
Note: This is the easy recipe, but it didn’t give me the vibrant cranberry color I was looking for, so I went and made a more complicated recipe that made a prettier drink, I’ll call this one The Fancy Cape Cod:
- 1 oz cranberry juice concentrate
- 4 oz water
- 2 oz ginger ale
- 1.5 oz vodka
Create your juice mix by combining 1oz cranberry juice concentrate with 4 oz water. Then combine 2 oz juice mix, 2 oz ginger ale, and 1.5 oz vodka into a glass filled with ice. Stir well. Top with cranberries and a lime wedge. Right before you drink, squeeze the lime into your drink and drop into your glass.
PS - leave it to me to complicate the world’s simplest cocktail. 🤷♀️