Drinks of the week: Blue Denim and Dimond Fizz

Tomorrow is Denim and Diamonds, a fund-raising event held yearly at the Butler Country Club. It features a big raffle, the prize for which is a Mercedes. My parents won one year and have come close to winning again since, so they buy tickets to be in the running. But they never attend. I’ll be attending in their place, schmoozing with folks and eating the free food, doing my best impressions from Fletch and Caddyshack.

Blue Denim

2.0 dashes Angostura Bitters
1.0 dash Blue Curacao
0.5 oz. Bourbon
0.5 oz. Dry Vermouth

Fill a mixing glass with ice and add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice.

Diamond Fizz

1.0 chilled Champagne
1.5 oz. Gin
0.5 each Lemon juice
1.0 tsp. powdered Sugar

Fill a mixing glass with ice and add gin, lemon juice, and sugar. Shake and strain into a large glass and add ice. Finish off with champagne.

(Both recipes from idrink.com.)