Don't get me wrong, I love summer and hot, sunny weather ... but there is some inevitable downside when one lives in an old, south-facing, downtown, red brick apartment that's devoid of air conditioning. Man, is it ever melting hot in my apartment. Even though it's almost midnight, it still feels like an oven in here. I think this calls for a cold drink.
Below is a recipe for a refreshing beverage I concocted one night not long ago when I was bored and drinking at home - alone. (In case you're wondering, no, I don't have a drinking problem. Well, not much of one).
0.67 oz. Gin
0.67 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1.35 oz. Apple Juice
1.35 oz. Orange Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass with ice cubes. Add a Maraschino cherry. Garnish with a slice of starfruit.
With its fresh fruit flavors and relatively light alcohol content, the Star Martini is the perfect drink for a hot summer's night. Also recommended with a slice of dingobear classic pizza or for a nightcap with your special lady friend. Now this is living. Enjoy.