Nowadays, with ease we “Google” a cocktail recipe, but lose the pleasure in the tactile search and find.
In search of an appropriate Queen’s Birthday holiday cocktail, I enjoyed rifling through Jane Rocca’s Cocktail books, attempting to find a suitable recipe, hopefully with ingredients in -or soon to be in- my bar.
Reading through so many delicious recipes and interesting stories, it was difficult to settle on just one, but punk won out.
Here’s Rocca’s SID VICIOUS cocktail. After all, God Save The Queen …
- 75ml Vodka
- 5ml Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 Passionfruit
- Maraschino Cherry, to garnish
- Safety pin
- Fill glass with ice.
- In a shaker, combine ice, vodka and wine, and double-strain into a martini glass.
- Drizzle passionfruit pulp into glass.
- Garnish with a safety-pin skewered cherry.
Rocca writes: “Oh, what a figure of British punk rock we have here. It was all about anarchy and nihilism for this little punk rock boy who believed in taking everything to extremes. He was a rebel with a cause, but his junkie lifestyle couldn’t hold him together for very long. Sid Vicious embodied everything that was disaffected and angst-driven in London in the 70s. We’ve all dated a guy like this – the one who isn’t worth chasing any longer, but was definitely fun to chase in the beginning”.