Monday, September 22, 2014

Saluting Scotland with a Cocktail Moment: Cameron’s Kick

1 oz Irish whiskey
1 oz Scotch whiskey
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz orgeat syrup

Shake all that up with ice, strain it.

Garnish it with a twist of orange peel.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Gin Martini : Rachel teaches Jimmy Fallon how to make a gin martini.

2 1/4 ounces of Gin
3/4 ounces French Vermouth
Orange bitters
Pour over ice and stir
Serve in martini glass with lemon twist

The Rob Roy

The recipe for a Rob Roy – born at Moe’s Tavern in Springfield! (Maybe?)
Over ice:
2¼ oz blended scotch
¾ oz italian/sweet vermouth (the red kind)
2 dashes orange bitters (Angostura bitters is not a substitute here. Don’t do it.)
Stir and strain into a martini glass.
No garnish necessary.

The Old Fashioned

1 sugar cube - any kind will do, but use raw sugar if you have a choice
Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters in the bottom of the glass.
As an extra, somewhat controversial step, add a tiny bit of seltzer water.
Use a muddler to mash up the sugar cube with the bitters and the seltzer into a syrupy mix.
Add ice cube, the bigger the better.
Pour in 2 oz. of bourbon or rye.
Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Mary Pickford

Based on the classic recipe, with proportions modified slightly by John Gertsen, manager atDrink in Boston.
Your ingredients:
1½ oz white rum - good white rum that does not taste like hairspray
1 oz pineapple juice
¼ oz grenadine
¼ oz maraschino liqueur
Shake with teeth-gritting, eye-squinting vigor. The pineapple juice should help form a frothy head, like a beer from keg.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sky Pilot in honor of Area 51 Aug 16 2013

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In honor of Area 51, and for those who never doubted, the Sky Pilot:

1 1/2 oz applejack
3/4 oz dark rum
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz grenadine Combine.

Add ice. Shake. Strain. Serve in a cocktail glass. And remember: the booze is out there.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Brandy Alexander

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The Brandy Alexander is the easiest cream drink to make.
  • 1 part cream - No skim milk allowed! No watered-down concessions!
  • 1 part creme de cacao (The only difference between light and dark is the color) dark looks nicer
  • 1 party brandy (as you see in the video, cognac is not unreasonable)
Note, the recipe calls for equal parts. That makes it easy. You don't need a measuring vessel of any specificity.
Shake some ever-loving sense into it and strain it into a cocktail glass.
Some people make it with two parts cream to one part each of liquors, but you don't need to.