Cheeky Cointreau, anyone?Friday, January 15 2016
Halfway through Jan already. GOD.
How are your resolutions going?
Normally, at this point, I have a serious stratagem in place, the aim of which is to completely revoke my current way of life, in order to reach Victoria Secret-worthy levels of hotness and wellbeing. This, to be achieved via a peculiar set of instructions, all self-written and tattooed on the cat.
Like: Breakfast is 3 almonds; I get to lick a spoon that I dipped in a mug of coffee for lunch; and dinner consists of binge-LIKING all of Gigi’s Insta pictures on Insta. Easy.
So far, in all 28 years of setting such #GOALS, I am still running the same old beaten track. Aka, Übering my way to the pub for a cheeky all-English fry up, and staying up all night to watch baby elephants having a bath in a paddling pool.
And what’s so wrong with giving only your fingers a daily workout (hashtag iPhone addict), anyway?
Life’s too short.
Which is why I have taken the new year in its stride, with virtually no delusory attempts to improve myself. My only proactive plan is to increase my relationship status from Forever Alone to Slightly Desperate.
Thankfully, then, I am allowed to take the edge off with a cheeky Cointreau drink, as it would be cruel to impose an alcohol ban at this point. I have the perfect recipe too, tried and tested by a gaggle of single friends at my Christmas party that I held at my favourite hotel, Claridges. Trust me, it’s worth every ounce of guilt you won’t be feeling because, as we’ve established, life’s too short.
You’re welcome! Happy new year.
Cointreau Fizz Blood Orange
4 cl (1 ½ oz) Cointreau
1 cl (¾ oz) fresh lime juice
4 cl (1 ½ oz) blood orange or red grapefruit juice
4 cl (1 ½ oz) sparkling water
Fill a glass with ice, add Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and blood orange juice into a glass. Top off with sparkling water and stir.