A Snowball’s Chance in New Orleans in June

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So it isn’t the hottest month of the year, but in June we’re moving toward that direction. Those pesky afternoon showers herald the arrival of humidity, which keeps our clothes moist, our skin soft and our doors swollen.

We seek suitable refuge in buildings and cars made bearable through Mr. Carrier’s magic cool air machinery. And there are more than a few of us who ingest large quantities of cold-as-we-can-get adult beverages – all in the interest of staying cool, of course.

As a valuable public service, the good folks at Doris Metropolitan Bar and Restaurant in the French Quarter have created a two-part cocktail, where the first part consists of a frozen ball of ice filled with happy ingredients, and the second is a simple suit-yourself cocktail. As the ice ball melts, the melding of its ingredients with the surrounding cocktail constantly changes the aroma and the taste of the drink.

Moment to moment you’re never quite certain about what drink you’re enjoying, but you know it’s cool and refreshing.


Aviation Ball
3-inch Diameter Ice Ball
1/4 ounce Bitter Truth Violet
1/2 ounce Maraschino liqueur
1/2 lemon


Place all ingredients into ice ball mold, then fill remaining space with water. Freeze solid.

Daisy
Combine 2 ounces base spirit (your choice vodka, gin, rum, cognac, etc.) with 1 ounce fresh lemon, 1/2 ounce simple syrup and a bar spoon of homemade pomegranate grenadine.


Pour Daisy cocktail over frozen ice ball in a rocks glass. Enjoy slowly. Thanks to Konrad Kantor, bar manager, Doris Metropolitan, 620 Chartres St.

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