Cocktails In Cammadan: The Little Duchess

The Little Duchess

People call Marina Sanpierre “The Little Duchess” because of her youth and her size. She’s itty bitty. For her cocktail I wanted something a little bit unexpected, I wanted to use rum (which Lefty introduced her to) and something really refreshing, with a little bit of . And so, here’s a lightly modified mojito.

The Actual Drink

1 tsp sugar
About 5 mint leaves
2 1 inch squares of Watermelon
1 lime (juiced)
1 Shot Silver Rum
Sparkling Water (I like a carbonated water rather than a mineral for this type of drink, for a cleaner flavor)

Juice the lime into a glass, add the sugar, watermelon and mint leaves. Muddle until the sugar is well mixed and the liquid from the watermelon and mint have matched the lime juice. Add ice and rum, stir, and top with sparkling water.

Drink next to water if possible, follow your heart even when it hurts.

Cocktails In Cammadan: The Countess of Pantona

The Countess of Pantona

I’ve been mixing Vodka Lemonades for…about as long as I’ve been writing about Cammadan actually…(ehem, I mean, I never once touched alcohol before I turned 21…) and since Athena and Aaron spent an evening drinking shots of vodka (and she now has a taste for the stuff) and Pantona’s Lemon Orchard is legendary, I figured, that was the way to go for Athena’s drink of choice.

The Drink

1 part Lemonade
1 part Vodka
1/2 Part Lemon Juice
Sugar (for garnish)

Juice a lemon and create a sugar rim on a cocktail glass by dipping it the edge in the juice and rubbing it in a circle around sugar in a shallow bowl.

Shake the vodka and lemonade and some fresh lemon juice over ice and strain into the glass.

Contemplate what the gods have in mind for you, while cherishing your wonderful family.