Friday, February 29, 2008
Leap For Joy
I've come up with two beverage-related items in honor of Leap Day. First up, this cute and handy leaping frog designed by Mario Bogdan. It serves as a bottle opener and a coaster. Store it in the refrigerator beforehand to keep your beverage nice and cold.
Next up, the Leap Year cocktail. The drink was invented at London's Savoy Hotel in 1928 and is said to have been responsible for more marriage proposals than any other cocktail.
Leap Year Cocktail
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 lemon twist, for garnish
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.
Any special Leap Day traditions at your house? Happy Leap Day!