Another sign of a terrific dinner party? The invention of a new cocktail. Mix up a shaker and pass out a round and the next thing you know everyone’s guessing the ingredients and giving the new fizz a name. (And if the next day, you have forgotten about the potent new concoction completely, but are reminded of it when one of last night’s guests asks you for the recipe and calls it by name, then success is truly yours.)
Here it is, introducing the Va Va Voom: 3 parts gin, 1 part lemonade, 1 part soda water, heavy dashes of grapefruit bitters. It’s light, refreshing, haunting…effective.