Royal Hawaiian Cocktail

Michael (An internet friend) just posted this recipe, and it inspired me to make it. He said his Bay Area had received scorching 40°c temperatures today. Here, in downtown Amsterdam it’s high 20°’s. Blistering for us, kinda 😉 However, I had some fresh pineapple in the fridge, so whipped out my juicer. Pineapple is always…

Watermelon & Black Pepper Margarita

I made a watermelon syrup, using by weight, half the amount of sugar, that I had of watermelon.So as an example 250gm of sugar, to 500gm of cubed up melon. I let this macerate in the fridge for about a day (mine was probably 28hrs). I mashed it and mixed it till I made sure…

The Surrender

Inadvertently an ode to Big Head Todd and the Monsters.Rob started playing his guitar just as I was mixing this little delight up.I had made a sour cherry Shrub with my Morel cherries. I had to beat the Blackbirds to them. The sneaky little beggars. I love their song, not so much their foraging in…

From Tony’s Garden #1

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Summer is slow coming to the Netherlands. But it appears to be here now. I have fruit! On my roof even. If you saw my roof space, and how I’ve got stuff up there, it just goes to show you that you can grow stuff anywhere just…

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…