Today we all have a very good excuse — it's leap year! — to sit back and relax with a potent cocktail. February 29 only happens every four years and to celebrate, I suggest you mix yourself up a drinkie. Not just any concoction, one appropriately named, of course. The Leap Year is a delicate blend of gin, sweet vermouth, and grand marnier. If you prefer vodka to gin, simply substitute the gin with your favorite vodka. To raise your glasses and give a cheers to leap year,
2 oz. gin
½ oz. sweet vermouth
½ oz. Grand Marnier
1 dash fresh lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. A twist of lemon peel on top.