Wednesday Dec 13

Sachs-Bio-Photo Carly Sachs’ first book of poems, the steam sequence won the 2006 Washington Writers’ Publishing House book prize. She is the editor of the Why and Later, an anthology of poems that women have written about rape and sexual assault (Deep Cleveland Press 2007). Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2004, Another Chicago Magazine, Nextbook, MiPoesis, PMS, The New Vilna Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, and Present Tense. She received her MFA from The New School and has taught courses at George Washington University. Currently she is a bartender and yoga teacher in New York City.

Carly's Sunrise on the late summer bar menu at The Silverleaf Tavern, New York, NY
This drink came to me while eating breakfast one day. I love eating fresh pink grapefruit with a few sprinkles of cinnamon on top! The cinnamon balances out the acid and so adding a cinnamon and sugar rim with a dash of cinnamon in the drink works to balance the cocktail. My boyfriend added the brandied cherries which takes the place of the maraschinos that used to be added on top of the grapefruit when I was in college (where I started this breakfast tradition of mine!) And a little of the juice makes it look a little more like a sunrise, the way the sun colors the morning sky.

Sachs-Drink-Photo3 oz. Milagro Silver Tequila
1 1/2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
dash of cinnamon
dash of brandied cherry juice

Rim a rocks glass with cinnamon and sugar.
Shake all ingredients in a shaker and pour into rimmed glass.
Garnish with brandied cherries.