My first blog post of an original recipe is the Dering Harbor!!! It’s called the Dering Harbor because that is the harbor that surrounds the beautiful Shelter Island. My fellow bartender Harry and myself came up with this recipe. To be completely honest this was five years ago and I couldn’t remember the original but I improvised and this is the Dering Harbor. It’s a fantastic cocktail with a fresh taste, that is good any time of the year, but especially the summer. It’s a simple drink to make, but serve it, and your guests will think a lot of preparation went into making it.
Step One Place 6-8 grapes in a rocks glass and add one packet of sugar in the raw. Cover the grapes with a 1/2 ounce of Cointreau. You really just want to wet the grapes so there is something to muddle.
Step 2 After you have given it a nice muddle and the sugar has been crushed and mixed with the grapes add crushed ice and 1 and a 1/2 ounces of Belvedere Pomarancza (Orange)
Step 3 Give all the components a quick flip into a shaker but keep the grapes on the top, so that when it is put back into the rocks glass they remain at the bottom. You just want to mix the ingredients quick.
Step 4 Garnish with a lemon and grape and enjoy!! It truly is a refreshing cocktail that taste great any time of the year.
****Please Note*** that this cocktail looks a lot “greener” in the pictures. I am in no way a professional photographer or try to pretend to be.
I’m really proud of this original cocktail and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.