Rye House Spring Beer Cocktail

We had our first snow fall today, if that’s what you can call that pitiful shit falling from the sky. It was cold and wet anyway. But too wet to settle. So what better kind of drink than something bright and fruity, that speaks of the Spring to come, just after we get through the…

The Golden Monkey

The Golden MonkeyRecipe by Robert Grecht- aka The Doghouse I had to do a bit of metric conversion here, for Robert’s recipe.Robert had this presented in an amazing glass. I just had a footed Pilsner glass, sorry. But when he told me what he was making, I knew Rob would dig it (my Rob). It’s…

Tumeric Gin

Tonight’s delight, something simple, something bright. Tumeric Gin, with cinnamon stick and star anise.

Smokey Pineapple Sour

Smokey Pineapple SourBy me 😉 I had smoked pineapple juice a couple of days ago for Sother Teague’s recipe for Frozen Smoke. So I decided to try something else with what I had left over.And voila! I used Mezcal, but it would work equally well with tequila, for a less intense smoke flavour. I used60ml…

Frozen Smoke

Frozen SmokeI’M JUST HERE FOR THE DRINKSSother TeagueI saw this recipe ages ago, then couldn’t for the life of me, remember where I had seen it.I even went so far as to order a small smoker, just so I could experiment, and make it. Don’t worry, I will be smoking other shit as well. It…

Mezcalculation

MezcalculationRecipe from Proofcocktails.nlCourtesy of Andy I follow this guy, who has a blog, in Amsterdam. He has some really interesting drinks on his site.It’s a Martinez, with Mezcal. But just superb, if you, like me, are a Mezcal fan. I followed Andy’s advice, and used Verde Momento Mezcal. This brand has many different labels for…

Cherry Blossom

Cherry BlossomJustin WojslawFrom Minimalist Tiki I wanted something Asian inspired to go with dinner tonight. What better than something bright and shiny, as we go into the darkness of winter!As well, this reminds me of our trip to Japan, following our Aussie wedding, when all the blossom was just- blossoming. As it does. 22.5ml Fresh…

JADE IDOL

JADE IDOL Robert Grecht made this 2 weeks ago, and I’ve been waiting to replicate it. He posted it to Instagram and also the Craft Cocktail Club. Robert and I had talked (chatted) across the airwaves. He has quite a selection of amazing glassware, and I, like others, admire it greatly. As we chatted about…

A Glo Sour

After a short break from cocktail making at home, here was something to accompany our Indian inspired dinner tonight. Pork with capsicum and potatoes. A Glo SourRecipe from Liquid Intelligence by Dave Arnold 60ml Tumeric Gin22.5ml Fresh Lime Juice20ml Simple Syrup3 drops Saline Solution (or a generous pinch of salt)1-2 dashes of Orange Bitters (I…

The Smokin’ Prick

The Smokin’ Prick That’s what I’m going to call this. I found some Prickly Pear fruits at a local greengrocer up on Spaarndamerstraat, a street close by me. So thought ‘why not try some syrup with these 💡’ And then after a bit of tasting, and pfaffing about, experimenting, thought this combination worked great. I’m…