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…

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…

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…

Tumeric Gin

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

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 Sexpert

The SexpertThe drink, not me.Recipe from Smugglers Cove.Martin Cate. 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice15ml Passionfruit Syrup15ml Taylor’s Velvet Falernum45ml Peruvian Pisco-we have Cruz del Camino15ml Gin-Bombay Sapphire6 drops Bittermans Burlesque Bitters- which I don’t have so used Elemakule Tiki, as that was what I thought was the closest to what I had. Combine all ingredients in…

Puebla Peche

Puebla Peche AgainBy Chad AustinEveryone Has a F*cking Cocktail Book. I guess he thinks Gin and Vodka a bit boring .Chad opens this by saying, and I quote:“ Gin Fucks and Vodka sucks, but I have always done my best to even give the boring fucks who drink Vodka a great cocktail.” And a great…

Summer’s Negroni

Recipe by thehobbydrinkchefOn Instagram This was the third and final show closer for the day. I’ve made this little delight before. It’s such a refreshingly delightful drink. Filled with the floral notes of the strawberries, and the taste, counterbalanced by the Campari and the rhubarb.A perfect finish for a great day. It was a very…

Summer’s Negroni

Summer’s NegroniRecipe by thehobbychef on Instagram. I saw he posted the recipe for the Strawberry Rhubarb cordial, and promised the drink recipe as well. So as I had copious quantities of both strawberries and rhubarb, I thought I would give it a go. It’s fruity, but not sweet at all. Very summery and refreshing. There’s…

Heaven is a Place/This is the Place

I think at times I live in a sort of heaven. Retired, can travel again, to some places, great neighbours and friends, an awesome life partner. What more can a person want really? So, heaven can be where you want it to be. Make it happen!! Again from Imbibe MagazineRecipe by Paul McGee of Lost…