Today’s delight comes, once again, from the Bar Hemingway. It is sure to please all members of the fairer sex that you may be entertaining, as well as any gentlemen who stop by. The Robertino has just the right amount of sweetness to it, the balance impeccably perfected at the esteemed establishment of its birth.
Once again there is not a depth of history involved , it was created in 2005 by one of the bartenders at the Ritz for a regular who frequently brings models, actresses and rock stars into the bar. It is obviously influenced by the Cosmopolitan, but the flavor seems more balanced and enjoyable.
To me this is a drink meant to share with someone, so this will make enough for two. Start by placing a sprig of fresh mint in a shaker, add two ounces of Grey Goose vodka, and muddle slightly. Add one ounce of fresh squeezed mandarin orange juice and an ounce of Cointreau. Lastly add six ounces of cranberry juice. Fill the shaker with ice and mix. Pour the contents into two ice filled old fashioned glasses, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Serve while Labelle's Lady Marmalade plays suggestively in the background.
2 oz vodka
1 oz mandarin orange juice
1 oz cointreau
6 oz cranberry juice
2 springs of mint
Add vodka and a sprig of mint to a shaker, muddle. Add orange juice, Cointreau and cranberry juice. Fill with ice and shake. Serve in an ice filled old fashioned glass with a sprig of mint. Serves two.