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.

Cocktail Moment: Old Fashioned (the original way)

    1 sugar cube
    Bitters - Use Angostura. Don't fall for those fancy artisanal bitters
    2 ½ oz whiskey - Rye or Bourbon

Begin with a sturdy glass because this is going to get a little rough. Drop a sugar cube into the glass and add a few dashes of bitters on top of it.

Use your bar muddler to crush up the sugar cube really well (this is the rough part). If you're feeling a little shy, adding a bit of water or club soda is not out of the question.

Add a little over 2 ounces, say, 2½, of whiskey to the glass. Drop in a few ice cubes and set the glass aside to water while you make the garnish.

Cut a big but thin slice from the peel of the lemon. Set that aside for a second.

Stir the drink with a bar spoon.

Squeeze the slice of peel over the drink with the color side down to ensure the citrus oils go into the glass, then drop the garnish itself into the glass.

The Maddow Colada

The Maddow Colada
1.5 oz light rum
1 oz 8 year old Bacardi or other nice medium-bodied amber rum
1.5 oz unsweetened coconut milk
1.5 oz orgeat (almond syrup--Maddow recommends Teisseire. Torani is most common.)
4 oz pineapple juice
blend with ice
don't strain, serve in a short glass, garnish with pineapple wedge, tiny umbrella
serve with short, stubby (fat) straws

All in with Chris cocktail

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cocktail Moment: Gold Rush

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Adapted from the show transcript

The Gold Rush is a variation on the Whiskey Sour that is made with honey.

 ½ oz. honey syrup*
 ½ oz. lemon juice from actual non-plastic lemon
 2 oz. bourbon
Shake it like you mean it. Strain over ice. *To make honey syrup, use two parts hot water, to one part honey, and stir it up til the honey dissolves in the water.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ask Dr Maddow: Cocktails of the Fifties

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