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!

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…