Cherry Blossom Margarita

Cherry Blossom MargaritaMatthew Benevoli, of Craft Cocktail Club. Matthew posted this drink way back last year. And I sat on the recipe, just waiting till I found Sakura Liqueur. Well, I did find it. But out of season for fresh cherry blossoms. But I did have some dried Peony petals, that sufficed nicely.Matthew says it’s…

POINSETTIA PUNCH

POINSETTIA PUNCHPosted by Raul Ramos of Craft Cocktail Club, as well. 60 ml Gin- Beefeater today15 ml Chambord1 Bar Spoon All-Spice Dram22.5 ml Lemon Juice7.5 ml Cinnamon Syrup2 Dashes Cherry Bitters2 Dashes Black Walnut Bitters2 Dashes Angostura BittersGarnish w/Cranberries With both drinks, I was going for something that says “brighten up your day”. It’s an…

Rumchata

Celebrate good times, come on! We are having some friends for dinner tonight, and drinks, of course.I’m going for a stew/casserole type thing, because it’s cold. And stews always lend themselves to winter dining. And, I don’t have to fluff around in the kitchen to much while everyone is here. That leaves more time for…

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Nick Bousquet of Craft Cocktail Club stated“the balance on this one is amazing – great drink for the beginning of Winter”.I think I have to agree with him.He didn’t name it.So I will leave that to Nick to do. And we had bought the Demandis Liqueur on a whimsy, in Brittany in September last year…

Pumpkin Rye

It’s cold here. Just chilly cold, not wet or snowy cold.And I was thinking pumpkin and whiskey would be nice and warming, with its toasty aromatics.So I got Rob to get me some canned pumpkin purée while he was out. And came up with this gezellig (closest translation comes out as cozy, which just doesn’t…

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…