A Pale Green Spring Cocktail

Vodka lime cocktailBoston’s first day of spring started with snowstorm, but the white stuff soon melted and the daffodils perked up again. In this blustery, changeable season, I crave a palate cleanser.  Enter the Snap, a drink I found in The Bartender’s Guide by Peter Bohrmann (originally published in Germany in 1993). The recipes are organized by type of alcohol (brandy, whiskey, Calvados, etc.). It’s easy to browse according to what bottles you have on hand.

It took me less than five minutes to line up my ingredients: vodka, vermouth, and a lime. Five minutes more, and I was welcoming the new season with a pale green, bracing cocktail. I decided to add a pinch of sugar for balance and then settled in for a cozy night while the wind howled outside. Just right.

Snap (1990s)
(serves 1)

3/4 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce dry vermouth
3/4 ounce lime juice
Extra:
1 piece of lime peel

Mix the ingredients together, with ice, in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass. Squeeze the lime peel over the drink and add the peel to the glass.

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About heritagerecipebox

I am named after my great-grandmother, who only prepared two dishes, according to anyone who remembers: hamburgers shaped like squares and peanut butter sandwiches. Fast forward 100 years and 500 miles north from my hometown of Richmond, Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts. Somehow, I ended up with a cooking gene as well as an interest in history and family stories. I have worked as a journalist and published three cookbooks plus a memoir. This blog gives me a chance to share family recipes and stories -- and other American recipes with a past. What do you have to share?
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