Is it Happy Hour Yet?

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Happy Friday!

I wanted to introduce you to my favorite cocktail, the Paramore.  I first had one when I was at The Drawing Room, it is one of my favorite places in Chicago, I even had my bachelorette party there.  They are known for their craft cocktails and expert bartenders.  I figured I should just let them do what they do best so I told the bartender to surprise me.  He asked “what kind of liquor do you like?” Naturally, my 22 year old self (at the time) said “I like vodka”  then the waiter made a face that practically said “get out” but he managed to say “we really dont have have vodka here. I will have them make you something with gin”   That is when my love affair with the Paramore began.  It tastes like you are biting into a tangerine, it is the juiciest cocktail I have ever tasted and it is the PERFECT after dinner drink.

Here is how you make it:

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In a cocktail shaker add :

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain
  • 3/4 oz Aperol
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • Shaker FULL of ice cubes (not crushed ice or it will get watered down)

The shake and pour into a martini glass.  Garnish with a lemon peel if you have it.

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