Mother’s Day is this week and after raising some of us, they truly deserve a drink (or 5) and so much more. The Rosie’s Delight cocktail at Parker & Quinn was created and named after James Fransioli’s late mother. This sentimental play on an Chocolate Egg Cream reminds us to tell our mothers that we love them every single day. Happy Mother’s Day!
James opens up to us about this homage to Rosie. “My mother meant and continues to mean the world to me,” he explains. “In 2014 she was 64 years old, in amazing shape, active, and we had a mother/son and best friend relationship. The main reason I am such a big New York Ranger fan and grew up playing hockey is directly because of her.”
“After feeling off in late December 2014 she went to the doctor to get checked out and long story short they found a tumor in her brain,” he continues. “A week later she was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer and after a very hard battle, she passed away September 7, 2015. My mother meant the world to me, and not a day goes by I don’t think about her and look up telling her I love and miss her.”
“I’ve always wanted to do a drink in her honor. Chocolate Egg Creams where her go-to drink whenever we went to her favorite diner by our house. Even when she was sick, those times when we were able to head there were so deeply special to the both of us. I could think of no other drink to do for her, then a take on a Chocolate Egg Cream. The name ‘Rosie’s Delight’ is named after her, Rosemarie Fransioli.”
Rosie’s Delight recipe
- 1.5 oz Remy Martin 1738 Cognac
- 1 oz St. George spiced pear liqueur
- .25 oz Grand Marnier
- .5 oz Amaro Montenegro
- 1 oz light cream
- 2 oz seltzer
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
Prep: In a mixing glass, combine spirits, bitters, and cream. quickly dry shake then add ice and shake vigorously for ten seconds. Add seltzer to mixing glass then roll into a highball glass. Garnish with Grand Marnier infused whipped cream, orange slice, and sprinkle with grated cinnamon.
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