The Cointreau Teese


I’m fiercely loyal in love and cocktails. 

OK, that’s a lie.  But don’t fret, my pretties.  My beloved Van has nothing to worry about; my indiscretions are strictly mixological. 

Since Manhattans are more of a fall/winter cocktail, when the weather warms up I always start thinking about new potions to add to my usual summer cocktail fare of gimlets and margaritas.  This year, I’ve been seduced by The Cointreau Teese (recipe below), a violet cocktail created by Cointreau in honor of Dita Von Teese.   It looks great in the hand when my nails are polished with OPI’s Overexposed in South Beach, which is my favorite purple for spring.  Enjoy–it’s sublimefemmeness in a glass!  😉

cointreau-dita-von-teese1 The Cointreau Teese

1 ½ oz. Cointreau
¾ oz. apple juice
½ oz. Monin violet syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice

Question of the day:  What’s your drink/cocktail du jour?

UPDATE 7.7.09:  Beware Darlings!  I must confess that this cocktail is much better in theory than practice.  The lavender color pictured here (which is the whole point of the cocktail for me) is extremely difficult to achieve, and I was never able to do so without making the drink excessively sweet.  This can’t be blamed on my poor bartending skills since a reader, Babs, just left a comment describing how she encountered the same problem.  I therefore officially retract my recommendation for the Cointreau Teese.  “Sublimefemmeness in a glass” it ain’t.  

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