Get Your ‘Ab Fab’ Drink On

Everyone knows that Patsy and Edina love their alcohol, so it’s only fitting they should have drinks created in their honor. Derek O’Connor, an absolute mixologist at one of New York City’s finest watering holes, The Blind Pig, which plays host to many UK football fans in the area (including the NYC Arsenal Supporters), crafted five easy and palatable recipes that Patsy, Eddy and even Mother would be proud to toast with. From the spicy and savory “Pickle-Tini” and the subtle sweetness of the “Pink Hendrick” to coolness of the “Coconut Cosmo,” this mix list will leave you saying “Cheers” ten times over. Enjoy!

PATSY: PICKLE-TINI
Absolut Peppar, Pickle juice, Tabasco

STEP ONE: Chill the glass by placing ice and soda in it and leaving it sit
STEP TWO: Grab that handy cocktail shaker
STEP THREE: Add 3.5oz Absolut Peppar (recipe included below)
STEP FOUR: Add a splash of pickle juice (similar to a martini with vermouth)
STEP FIVE: Add two dashes of Tabasco
STEP SIX: Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously
STEP SEVEN: Strain into cold martini glass
STEP EIGHT: Add a pickle slice/olive stick for garnish

EDINA: COCONUT COSMO
Absolut Citron, Triple Sec, Lime Cordial and Tangerine Coconut water

STEP ONE: Chill the glass by placing ice and soda in it and leaving it sit
STEP TWO: Grab your cocktail shaker
STEP THREE: Add 3oz Absolut Citron, 0.5oz Triple Sec, 0.5oz Lime Cordial, 1oz Tangerine Coconut water
STEP FOUR: Add ice to shaker, Shake vigorously
STEP FIVE: Strain into cold martini glass
STEP SIX: Add a lemon twist for garnish

SAFFY: PINK HENDRICK
Hendricks Gin, Bitters, Tea, Sweet Vermouth and Campari

STEP ONE: Grab your cocktail shaker
STEP TWO: Add 2oz Hendricks Gin, 3oz Tea, 0.5oz Sweet Vermouth, 0.5oz Campari and two dashes of Bitters
STEP THREE: Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously
STEP FOUR: Take tall Pilsner/Cocktail glass and pack with ice
STEP FIVE: Strain cocktail over ice
STEP SIX: Garnish with an orange

BUBBLE: PARISIAN TEA
Absolut Wild Tea, St. Germain with Ginger Syrup and fresh Lemon Juice

STEP ONE: Chill the martini glass by placing ice and soda in it and leaving it sit
STEP TWO: Get your cocktail shaker
STEP THREE: Add 3oz Absolut Wild Tea, 1oz St. Germain, 1oz ginger syrup (recipe below), 0.5oz lemon juice
STEP FOUR: Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously
STEP FIVE: Strain into cold martini glass (add champagne-optional)
STEP SIX: Garnish with a lemon twist

MOTHER: GRANNY SMITH
Scotch, Herb Syrup, fresh Apple Cider

STEP ONE: Get your cocktail shaker
STEP TWO: Add 3oz blended scotch (or spiced rum), 1oz herb syrup (recipe below) and 2oz of fresh apple cider
STEP THREE: Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously
STEP FOUR: Take tall Pilsner/Cocktail glass and pack with ice
STEP FIVE: Strain cocktail over ice
STEP SIX: Garnish with an lemon wedge and add a sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme for extra flavor

RECIPES FOR SPECIAL ELIXIRS

HERB SYRUP:
STEP ONE: Take one part sugar and one part water
STEP TWO: Add a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme
STEP THREE: Bring to the boil until it thickens
STEP FOUR: Let sit and cool for at least 30 minutes. The longer it sits, the better it tastes!
STEP FIVE: Strain out herbs and add to the Granny Smith or any other tea

GINGER SYRUP:
STEP ONE: Take one part sugar and one part water
STEP TWO: Add a few slices of fresh ginger
STEP THREE: Bring to a boil until it thickens
STEP FOUR: Let sit and cool for at least 30 minutes. The longer it sits, the better it tastes!
STEP FIVE: Strain out the ginger for use with the Parisian Tea or another tea-fused drink

PEPPAR VODKA:
STEP ONE: Get your favorite vodka brand and pour it into a mason jar or large container
STEP TWO: Add slices of fresh jalapeno or chipotle (process can be repeated for Citron vodka by adding lemons)
STEP THREE: Shake it a couple of times
STEP FOUR: Let sit and marinate overnight in the freezer (vodka doesn’t freeze)

Get Your ‘Ab Fab’ Drink On