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…

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…

Devil’s Heart

Devil’s HeartAdapted from 1883 Signature Syrup site. Rob’s work colleague in the US has his last day with the company today, before he retires. Pete is his name, and he is an American born Dane. Pete was one of the founding members of the company Rob went to work for a couple of years ago….

Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano Recipe via Michele MazanecCraft Cocktail Club (Facebook group) Michele says this is her new favourite. And because it has Cynar, I thought, “why not!” Because so far, I haven’t found a drink that doesn’t work, with Cynar in it. I think it’s probably my most used Amaro, as a mixer, in my…

Chili Lime and Mango Margarita

Chili Lime and Mango Margarita Because summer in the Netherlands is non existent this year. I see posts from other places all talking about heat waves. Why, we even thought we were in one when we were in Italy. 36°c (97°f, for the Americans) is really, really hot, when it’s struggling to even hover around…

Be Salty

Recipe from Joshua CastilleroOn Craft Cocktail Club -Facebook group. Second on the list for this afternoon. 120ml Fresh Watermelon Juice 30ml Aged Rum- I used Rum Bar Gold 30ml Reposado Tequila- I used 1800 30ml Fresh Lime Juice 22.5ml Midori-I used de Kuypers Watermelon Liqueur Saline or salt, to taste (I used 2 tsp of…

Randall Porter

From Imbibe Magazine 40ml REPOSADO TEQUILA15ml BANANA LIQUEUR15ml FERNET BRANCA7.5ml DEMERARA SYRUP (1:1)2 DASHES ANGOSTURA BITTERS Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a double rocks glass over a large ice cube, then garnish with orange peel and a sprig of rosemary

Blood Orange Margarita

I went for a wander to the market with the main peeps in my life- my man and my dog. While meandering, I spotted some awesome looking blood oranges. It’s not something we see at markets here a lot. So I bought a few. Rob loves a Margarita, so that was an easy choice for…

Tokyo Ice Tea

TokyoWe went to Tokyo and Kyoto about 3 years ago, as a side trip. We had just got married in Australia, which was the second wedding. The first one had happened 8 months beforehand.When we arrived, it was spring, so Cherry Blossoms were everywhere. It truly was beautiful, and something to add to your bucket…

Gilda Cocktail

Who will draw a ring around the moonWho will draw a line from star to starWho will sing a penny’s worth of songTo tell them how in love we are? From Death & CoRecipe credited to Brian Miller, 2009. This cocktail came highly recommended by Emily Burns, from Craft Cocktail Club. A site run on…