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…

Oh man, that’s a good Manhattan

Everyone makes Manhattans. Everyone has their own recipe and methodology. There’s often the question of Boker’s vs. Angostura vs. Abott’s. Then we get into the details of Ryes, Bourbons, with cherry or without, and further still, what type of cherry! By the time you finish with all these discussions you’re already too weary to mix…

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…