Too Soon!

Andrew, I met via Craft Cocktail Club, a FB group. And while I have never met him in person, he has shared what he is drinking with me via chat.Currently he is in Northern Italy, enjoying a long awaited holiday.He sent me the recipe for this drink, and the name, which he had at a…

Old Fashioned

The third drink for the evening.Yeah, we were really going all out, considering we had just arrived that morning from a direct flight SFO-AMS. No shame here though. So while I was hunting around for some Scarlet Ibis rum in multiple bottle shops all over the SF Bay Area, my good friend Nathan Robinson (…

The Naked Ape

Next we had The Naked ApeI saw the Noah Oran had posted this drink. Rob loves monkeys, everything about them, from the 3 wise ones,to the Planet of them. So this was a fitting return to mixin as well. It’s a Martin Cate, Smuggler’s Cove recipe. So in honour of visiting that esteemed establishment as…

Air Balloon

This drink marks a return to normal for us, after 4 months of travel. Now we are home again, and things can go back to the way it was. Well, preferably pre covid the way it was.But like many people, I wouldn’t have started home mixing, had it not been for covid. I saw this…

The Lawgiver Bleeds

“Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport, or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours.” – Cornelius reading from…

Christmas Cake

Christmas CakeRecipe from @the_crusty_rim_cocktailsFrom Instagram Definitely a very festive style drink. And I get to use the Cherry Heering.I think this drink would vary with each type of whisky/whiskey you used. Monkey Shoulder it is tonight here. Probably also with the brandy, although that’s it quite so significant here.I also think if you used a…

Asian Paradise

We had a friend around for dinner Tuesday. So I made this. Originally something I found somewhere, but now I just make it up as I go along. This was made to accompany an Asian inspired main, or double cooked duck with citrus sauce. Recipe curtesy of Kylie Kwong’s restaurant Billie Kwong’s Sydney. For the…

Boulevardier

Boulevardier Again This time with coffee infused Campari as suggested by David Wolfe.This time, it’s much more complex. And I guess this is also dependent on what type of beans you use. We buy Dominican Republic beans, from our local coffee house, in our local shopping street.It’s a coffee house, as opposed to a coffee…

Pheasants Blood

Pheasants Blood, aka Earth’s Abundance.Maybe it should be called “Afternoon Drinking”? Rob had his zoom xmas thing online, with his team across Europe. A, they are all in different countries. But B, you can’t gather in groups right now here anyway. And so, he asked me would I make him a festive type drink for…

A Boulevardier

Going with a classic tonight.A Boulevardier2/1/1Rittenhouse RyeCampariPunt e Mes Stir with ice to chill,Strain into a chilled CoupeExpress, then garnish with a lemon twist. Perfect!