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.