Prairie Rose, the author of Bit By A Fox cocktail blog, is back with us for this month’s Behind the Bar. In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, she has developed a cocktail called the Long Kiss Goodnight, based on an exchange about using some seasonal citrus, and something I already had on my bar cart, such as the Buffalo Trace bourbon we used in the Lutheran. I hope you all have a long kiss goodnight this weekend! –Kristina
About Prairie Rose: Prairie Rose is a New York City-based cocktail blogger, events producer, cocktail creator and gal about town-er. She has received formal training in wines and spirits through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, as well as informal training in her “cocktail lab” (aka, her tiny kitchen) and on the floors of New York’s most popular venues. She is an avid user of Instagram. You can find her previous cocktail, the Brighton Beachcomber, in our archives.
The Long Kiss Goodnight
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Grand Marnier Liqueur
3/4 oz Blood Orange/mandarin/clementine juice
Pomegranate seeds for garnish
In an ice filled shaker, combine the first three ingredients. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a large, chilled coupe glass. Top with champagne and pomegranate seeds.
Why Prairie loves this recipe: You know how an especially yummy cocktail can be like a really good make-out? Well, that’s what this is: The Long Kiss Goodnight, a riff on my New Year’s Eve cocktail, the Auld Lang Syne. I love the combination of bourbon, orange liqueur and bubbly with just a touch of blood orange juice to really highlight the orange essence in the Grand Marnier. I’m also obsessed with the floating pomegranates in this cocktail. They look so lovely gliding above the bubbles in a coupe glass!