Drinking With The Saints


Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, there's always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicámus Domino! ~ Hilaire Belloc
April 14th would have been our Easter edition of Drinking with the Saints, brought to you by Good Shepherd and Haskell’s. Since that can’t happen right now, we’re going to do our best to provide a virtual version of it. For now, we’ll simply pass along the ingredients and recipes for two Easter-inspired cocktails. In the next couple of days, we’ll post a video or two of making, and maybe even enjoying, the cocktails. Then, on Thursday April 16th in the evening at 7 p.m., we’ll do a Zoom cocktail hour (click here to join the cocktail hour). This gives you some time to head on over to Haskell’s to pick up what you need.
The first cocktail is one of Father's favorites. It’s called the Water Lily. We picked this one because, well, the church is full of lilies during this joyful season. To make this tasty drink, you’ll need Plymouth Gin, Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette, Cointreau, and some lemons. 
    • Water Lily
      0.75oz Gin
      0.75oz Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
      0.75oz Cointreau
      0.75oz Lemon Juice
      Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.


The second cocktail is also tasty, and perhaps just a bit edgy. It’s called the Corpse Reviver No. 2. We picked this one because Jesus died and was raised to life again. Also, it uses many of the same ingredients as the Water Lily. For this one, you’ll need Plymouth Gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc (sometimes called Lillet White), some lemons, and a bit of absinthe.

    • Corpse Reviver No. 2
      0.75oz Plymouth Gin
      0.75oz Cointreau
      0.75oz Lillet Blanc
      0.75oz Lemon Juice
      Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into an absinthe-rinsed chilled coupe.

For those of you who want to skip the cocktails and head straight for the bubbly, you might give these two a whirl:

During the next few days, check out our YouTube channel for cocktail tutorials (and Masses!) and our Facebook page and here on this page for details about Thursday night’s Zoom cocktail hour. We miss you!

Be of good cheer,

Father Marquard & The Good Shepherd Staff