Congratulations to Vijay Singh on his exciting win at The Barclays yesterday.
The fabulous Fijian set the final round on fire in a breathtaking playoff with Sergio Garcia offering up a display of putting prowess he's not been known for lately. These happen to be two of my favorite players and the playoff was an awesome show of determination and competitive spirit that was very exciting to watch. Ridgewood Country Club was by all accounts a stellar venue as well, despite some inauspicious "burrowing animal" holes that Sergio encountered towards the end. Ultimately this was the kind of event they had in mind when they created the Fedex Cup.
It was a whole different story in 2007. To the extent that when I wrote about Vijay's first round melt down in Harrison last year, I actually felt compelled to create a consolation cocktail... the one that launched last year's Fedex Cup Cocktail Contest. I've published it again here in a much more celebratory ambiance. Don't forget to submit your entry... and here's to the Fedex Cup.
The Vijay Singh Sling
1 oz dark rum
1/2 oz cherry brandy
4 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz orange juice
1/4 oz benedictine herbal liqueur
1/3 oz grenadine syrup
1 dash bitters
Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker, fill with ice and shake until the shaker is well frosted. Strain into a tall glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple and cherry. Here's to a better day tomorrow!