Should Be Perfect

October 8, 2010 (Day 251) — Should Be Perfect

So, I mentioned yesterday that my stepson and I would be attending the Company Night of the Depot Theater Company’s newest production: “Nobody’s Perfect” by Simon Williams. My wife has the female lead, so it was only natural that we be there to help support her! Continuing with that support today, I’m going to opening night with a close friend of mine. In fact, he’s the former director of the entire company. Good man, great company for a meal and a show. As per usual, the show is featuring a unique cocktail cooked up by our resident mixologist, Lee Griffith.

Did I mention my wife has the female lead?

Yeah, I’m pretty proud of her.

So, anyway, because it’s the fall show I’m expecting something autumnal and maybe just a slight bit warming. Upon entering the theater (and greeting a slew of people there for the art show opening in the theater’s gallery), I was pleased to spot a very season-looking drink. That is to say, it was brown. But, looking at the ingredients list, it was easy to see why.

Should Be Perfect

1 oz brandy

1 oz cranberry juice

2 oz apple cider

Dash of grenadine for sweetness

Mix all your ingredients together in a rocks glass and serve. Garnish with lime wedge.

A very solid, well-balanced drink, and very fall-like, as mentioned before. None of the ingredients overpower the others, creating a nice little tipple on a chilled fall evening such as this. My only complaint would be the presentation — as it looks a bit like dirty pond water. But then again, so does cider in and of itself, so it’s no fault of the mixologist really. But hey, you come to expect that with certain ingredients, so I was unduly offended. Cheers to Lee for another excellent cocktail!

(Oh, and the show was amazing).


— Mark

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