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La Cofradia Bloody Mary and the Spring Sunshine Mimosa

Flatiron Building NYC- Photo: Warren Bobrow

The Flatiron Building in NYC is one of my favorite places in the world.  It’s shaped like a gigantic wedge of pie.  Being that today is 3.14 day or PI, I started thinking about the buildings that reminded me of pie in NYC.  The only one that I could think of is the Flatiron building.  Kind of ironic really.  How a building can make me thirsty and for what?  Cocktails of course..  But where does the pie fit in?

It really doesn’t at all.

Next week I’ll be creating and serving the cocktails at the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC.   I’ve created a couple unique versions of the classics for a liquid brunch.  The first drink is named the La Cofradia Bloody Mary and the Spring Sunshine Mimosa.

First of all I’m very lucky to have Laura Baddish of the Baddish Group sponsoring my efforts behind the stick at this most prestigious show.  I’m concocting two cocktails for the brunch- and another for the Lincoln Continental Motor Car Company that evening.  It’s truly an honor to see myself in lights in front of and eventually in everyone’s hands- because I created the drinks that they will be enjoying next week.

The La Cofraidia Bloody Mary uses the brilliant Bloody Mary mix from my friend Erin Edds.  Hoosier Momma is one of the very best bottled mixes available anywhere.  I think it might be the best I’ve ever had.  To this incredible base of tomatoes and spices I’m adding Casa Noble Tequila.  Not your typical Bloody Mary.  To this mix I’m adding a hunk of fresh lime and a few drops of the Chesapeake Bay Bitters from Bitter End in Santa Fe, NM.  This is a most intriguing cocktail and one that will certainly be exciting to enjoy.

The next drink is woven on a core of the classic Mimosa cocktail.  Here I am using Yellowtail sparkling wine from Australia in conjunction with orange juice and Bitter End Thai Bitters.  It is spicy, savory and tangy all at the same time.  I dare you to find a Mimosa that is as bold tasting.  For the tee-teetotalers, we are making a mock-tail usingPerrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.  This will be a surprise.

For the evening event I am doing a twisted take on the classic Manhattan cocktail  Stay tuned for an inebriated excursion into the far recesses of your mind. Royal Rose Syrups will combine with Four Roses Bourbon and Driscoll’s Berries in a cobbler that has a bit of Tenneyson Absinthe in the mix.  It’s certainly a potent blend of flavors along with the Bitter End Memphis BBQ Bitters.

The idea for cocktails is to enjoy a social lubricant.  To encourage conversation and ease the transition from morning to afternoon.  I love Mimosas and I LOVE Bloody Mary Cocktails.  Whatever you enjoy, say hi to my friend Klaus, the Soused Gnome.  He will be accompanying me to the show.  It should be a lovely time.

If you ever have any questions about cocktails, kindly follow my musings here or on Cocktailwhisperer.com




Florence von Pelet

Florence is a senior editor at Modenus.com. Aside from her natural passion for interiors, kitchens and baths Florence also leads the way on Modenus’ BlogTours around the world so please follow her on Twitter to get the latest information and inspiration about design trends from around the world.


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