On the TV show Gilmore Girls, Emily (the grandmother) creates this drink for Rory’s twenty-first birthday, and they actually call it “The Rory.” Lucky for me, my very thoughtful friend Gwen made this drink on my birthday a couple of years a go. I think this cocktail is a good example of the fun recipes you can find in Eat Like a Gilmore.
The Birthday Girl
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 ounces vodka
1 ounce grenadine
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce champagne
1 maraschino cherry
- Prep glass: In two small plates or shallow bowls, place water in one, sugar in the other. Using a martini glass, dip the rim of the glass 1/8 inch into the water, then immediately into the sugar. With glass still in sugar, give it a twist while turning the glass upright. Sugar should stick to the rim of the glass in a thin, uniform line.
- Mix the drink: Add ice to a shaker until it is half full. Pour in vodka, grenadine, and pineapple juice. Place lid on shaker, and shake until liquids are well blended. Remove shaker lid, add champagne, and gently stir.
- Serve: Pour in to prepared glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Serve.
My notes: This drink is yummy, but as Luke says at Rory’s birthday party, “It tastes pink.” Hope you enjoy this recipe.