Swine Flu Cocktail

Posted in Community, Recipes on April 30th, 2009 by Josh

The folks over at LiquorSnob.com have a recipe for the very timely Swine Flu Cocktail. It has all the necessary ingredients:

  • Absinthe (medicinal, of course)
  • Tequila (from our friends in Mexico)
  • Bacon-infused Bourbon (obviously)
  • And Lemoncello (why not?)

You can find the full recipe here. Enjoy!

Tags: absinthe, bourbon, lemon, recipe, tequila

Simply put…

Posted in Community on April 29th, 2009 by Josh

A truer sentiment was never expressed.

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(Photo Courtesy: Gothamist)

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Brooklyn Cocktail

Posted in Recipes on April 29th, 2009 by Josh

Being a New Yorker, one doesn’t need much convincing to try something called a Brooklyn Cocktail. So when Lush Life (Follow @livethelushlife on Twitter) posted a new video in their 12 Second Cocktail series, I had to follow their instruction and try my own.

Here’s what you’re going to need:Ingredients for Brooklyn Cocktail

1.5oz Rye
1/2oz Dry Vermouth
1/4oz Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Simply combine the ingredients in your shaker with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Read More

Tags: 12 second cocktails, angostura bitters, cocktail, dry vermouth, maraschino, recipe, rye

Apple Julep

Posted in Recipes on April 28th, 2009 by Josh

Ingredients for Apple JulepSo the Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend, which means that everybody and their brother will be making Mint Juleps. There’s a long and storied history behind the Mint Julep – it’s preparation, and it’s relationship to the Kentucky Derby – on Wikipedia, so I won’t bore you with it here. I’m not going to make a Mint Julep either; it’s too cliché. Instead, we’re going to make an Apple Julep.

Many of my readers from the South will cry sacrilege here, but I find the Apple Julep to be a refreshing and creative adaptation. Don’t yell at me until you’ve tried it! Read More

Tags: applejack, cocktail, julep, maple syrup, mint, recipe

Bartender’s Choice

Posted in Editor's Notes on April 27th, 2009 by Josh

As I mentioned in my last post (Further Thoughts on the Gin Sling), this past Friday evening I stopped by Eleven Madison Park for a few pre-dinner cocktails. During that time, I had that great discussion with the bartender I was telling you about, concerning the classic gin sling. When it came time to order a second round, I opted to leave the decision up to him. From our earlier discussion, I knew he was a pretty well informed bartender, and I knew quite well from previous experience that it would be hard to go wrong ordering pretty much anything from the cocktail menu at this particular bar. Read More

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Further thoughts on the Gin Sling

Posted in Editor's Notes on April 27th, 2009 by Josh

I stopped by Eleven Madison Park (check out their cocktail menu) the other night for a pre-dinner drink with friends, and had a great conversation with one of the bartenders there. I had ordered a gin sling, which seemed to get his attention, as it’s not a drink you hear ordered that often, I suppose. Read More

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Strawberry Daiquiri

Posted in Recipes on April 24th, 2009 by Josh

The daiquiri is one of the simplest of all cocktails, and also one of the most misunderstood. All too often, people confuse the daiquiri for that mix of sugar, cheap booze, and food coloring that comes out of a Slushy machine in Vegas. In truth, not only is the real thing easier to make at home, but it’s much tastier too!

Ingredients for a Strawberry DaiquiriThe basic daiquiri follows the formula for a traditional sour:

2oz base spirit
3/4oz sweet
3/4oz sour

In the case of the daiquiri, the spirit is Rum, the sweet is simple syrup, and the sour is fresh lime juice. Simply combine those three ingredients in the 2/.75/.75 proportion (with ice!), shake vigorously and strain, and you’ve got yourself a very fine cocktail. But it wouldn’t be much fun if we stopped there! Read More

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