The Left Bank


The Left Bank

This wine-based cocktail is named for the bank of the Seine where Ernest Hemingway’s Parisian hangout, Café Les Deux Magots, is located.


Ingredients Directions

For One Drink

1 ounce orange-flavored vodka
3/4 ounce red wine
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/4 ounce lime juice

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. The drink can also be served on the rocks.

For Twenty Drinks

2 1/2 cups orange-flavored vodka
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons red wine
1 1/4 cups triple sec
1 1/4 cups orange juice
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher, add ice, and stir for about 30 seconds. Spoon out the ice cubes. Store the pitcher in the refrigerator until party time.

From Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! Easy Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Drinks and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style by Lauren and Anne Purcell.