Love in the Cold War
This is cocktail #2 to mark the launch of Not With A Whimper, an original Cold War thriller.
The heart is easy to do. Just cut a maraschino cherry in two, then nip at the sides with a pair of kitchen scissors.
1 measure vodka
1 measure dry martini
1 measure apricot brandy
Dash cranberry bitters
Shake the first three ingredients over ice, pour into a glass and drop in the cherry. If you add another ice cube, it makes it easier to dash in the bitters. Don't stir it right away and let them sink to the bottom. If you don’t have cranberry bitters, a few drops of grenadine or hibiscus juice would do, although it won’t look quite as dramatic.
By Pamela Kelt