Special occasions are perfect for a smart cocktail.
Following the 5-4 split decision by the US Supreme Court on June 26 to defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the folks at the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro in Boston whipped up a celebratory drink to mark the occasion — appropriately named the “5-4.”
Though available at the hotel bar and bistro only until the end of July, it’s an easy-to-make cocktail for entertaining at home. The drink has a simple list of ingredients mixed on a 5-4 ratio:
- 5 parts Absolut Mandarin
- 1 part Sprite
- 1 part cranberry juice
- 1 part sparkling wine
- 1 part fresh orange juice
Put all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until the cocktail is cold and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange. Voila!
An intimate boutique hotel and an award-winning bistro in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro consists of 12 guest rooms and one in-room suite.
For more information visit beaconhillhotel.com.