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…

Mezcalculation

MezcalculationRecipe from Proofcocktails.nlCourtesy of Andy I follow this guy, who has a blog, in Amsterdam. He has some really interesting drinks on his site.It’s a Martinez, with Mezcal. But just superb, if you, like me, are a Mezcal fan. I followed Andy’s advice, and used Verde Momento Mezcal. This brand has many different labels for…

The Smokin’ Prick

The Smokin’ Prick That’s what I’m going to call this. I found some Prickly Pear fruits at a local greengrocer up on Spaarndamerstraat, a street close by me. So thought ‘why not try some syrup with these 💡’ And then after a bit of tasting, and pfaffing about, experimenting, thought this combination worked great. I’m…

Suzette au Bal ( Suzette at the Ball)

Suzette au Bal ( Suzette at the Ball)Created in 2017 by Alexandre Girard at La Queue du Coq, Annecy, France. I saw Emily Burns had posted this earlier in the year on Craft Cocktail Club, a fb group.Emily first put me in to Terrible Love, The National(the band) named drink. And that is a great…

Pilikia

PilikiaThe Shameful Tiki Room, Shea HoganRecipe courtesy of Robert Grecht Robert gave me the recipe for this drink today, and I said I would make it for this evening. My mixing game hasn’t been up to level this week. I’ve felt a bit crappy all week, but a negative PCR shows me as covid free….

El Chapo

El ChapoAND Today, we have sun!Recipe by Chad AustinFrom Everyone Ha a F*cking Cocktail Book Chad says it’s the first Mezcal tropical drink he ever made, and it’s also simple and fuckwittable, according to him. I guess that means any dumb shit can make it? I did 😊 Today, first time for ages we have…

Watermelon Basil Mescal Margarita

I was looking for a summer drink for this evening, but in usual downtown Amsterdam style, it’s kind of hot ( by Amsterdam standards) and very humid. I think we could be in for storms. I found this recipe online, while perusing ideas for watermelon and mint combos. This is watermelon and basil though, with…

Esplanade Mezcal Swizzle

Esplanade Mezcal Swizzle using RummieClub Falernum Recipe from Danny Shapiro Sink/Swim Chicago via Imbibe Magazine 30ml Mezcal-Ilegal30ml Amontillado Sherry22.5ml Fresh Lime Juice15ml Falernum15ml Ginger Syrup 1:1 Combine all ingredients in a Collins Glass, fill the glass halfway with crushed ice. Stir using the swizzle stick. Top the glass with more crushed ice. GarnishMint sprig and…

Red Wedding

From Minimalist TikiRecipe by Rumba, Jen Akin I have been on a bit of a roll making this drink for friends lately. Despite the look of it, it is not a sweet drink. And it looks fantastic. I don’t have Pilsener glasses, well, not until I can find some funky ones at a local second…

The Pilikia

From Minimalist TikiRecipe by Shea Hogan- The Shameful Tiki Room 6 Basil leaves2 dashes Angostura Bitters30ml Lime Juice30ml Pineapple Juice15ml Falernum – I just have Taylor’s Velvet ( should make myself some falernum syrup- note to self)7.5ml Mezcal- Ilegal Jovan22.5ml Bourbons- Bulleit30ml Chambord Build all ingredients in your shaker, flash blend or shake hard with…