Something Shaken

Ramos Gin Fizz. We have all heard of the drink, we have all read the tale of it being a twelve minute drink usually taking an army of willing bar patrons taking turns shaking until exhaustion. As amazing as these tales are I think maybe it wouldn’t be as hospitable in today’s cocktail bar. Especially…

The Drinking Dead

Darkness falls across the land The midnight hour is close at hand Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood And whosoever shall be found Without the soul for getting down Must stand and face the hounds of hell And rot inside a corpse’s shell The foulest stench is in the air The…

Rum is for Drinking not Burning

Senses Fail reference aside, rum is for drinking. And this summer was full of a lot of rum drinking. Hashtag: RumForTheHills.  It was only last night that it came to mind that I missed a few riffs. One in particular. Rum Aviation. For this recipe I’m going to be using lime instead of lemon juice….

Hot or Cold? 

Cold brew. Everyone is on a cold brew kick. If you aren’t familiar with cold brew the concept is pretty easy to get on with. Starting with your favorite coffee or espresso or blend, you measure some out and stir it into chilled distilled water. You let it rest for a few hours and strain…

Hemingway vs. Difford

There are numerous series of drinks that go by the moniker Daiquiri, though some have the same basic outline some are completely their own stand alone cocktail. The best example is the Hemingway Daiquri. Legend goes that one day Ernest Hemingway wanted something a little extra in his drink and the bartender whipped up his…

A Daiquiri by any other name is still as Great

This summer has been filled with Rum. Everyone around has been messing with Tiki Drinks and revisiting classic Rum cocktails such as The Presidente, but another classic everyone has put in the forefront is the Daiquri.  Long gone are the days of bad Rum with Sour Mix and a random diner packet of sugar, behind…

Old Man and The Sea

This Summer was a visit into Daiquiris, both frozen and shaken, Tiki drinks and everything else rum. As part of my cocktail menu I decided on working on a few Daiquiris but, wanted something to express itself differently. Something floral and bright and could be imbibed in quick succession. Creme de Violette and blueberries. Every…

Cool like a cucumber 

In the last post we made cucumber beer. Now that we have it, what do we do with it? Hereis a quick suggestion.    Silver Mule 1 1/2 oz. Nolet’s Silver Gin 3/4 oz. Freshly pressed Lime Juice  2 oz. Cucumber beer If you have a copper mule mug, now is the perfect time to…

Let’s make something strange

Ginger beer. Everyone loves ginger beer, it’s spicy, refreshing and peppery. So whilst reading The Bar Book by Jeffery Morganthaler I saw his recipe for ginger beer and thought to try my hand at it. Something happened and I failed. There wasn’t any effervescence.  So back to the drawing board, I was juicing cucumbers when…