2000s Recipes + Menus

The Kate Winslet

Makes6 drinks
  • Active time:10 min
  • Start to finish:15 min
February 2009
It’s been said that Kate Winslet, nominated for her role as a concentration camp guard in The Reader, doesn’t really drink, but she has been seen holding a glass of Champagne from time to time. For a cocktail that looks as aristocratic as Winslet does, start with a mixture of London dry gin and red-currant jelly and top it off with dry sparkling wine. Bejewel each glass with a garnish of fresh red currants.

2 Tbsp red-currant jelly
2 oz water (1/4 cup)
4 oz (1/2 cup) London dry gin
1 (750-ml) bottle well-chilled brut Champagne or Prosecco

GARNISH: fresh red currants

• Heat jelly and water in a small saucepan, whisking, until jelly has dissolved. Stir in gin and chill until cold.
• Divide gin mixture among 6 Champagne flutes, then top with Champagne.
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