Christmas Cake

Christmas CakeRecipe from @the_crusty_rim_cocktailsFrom Instagram Definitely a very festive style drink. And I get to use the Cherry Heering.I think this drink would vary with each type of whisky/whiskey you used. Monkey Shoulder it is tonight here. Probably also with the brandy, although that’s it quite so significant here.I also think if you used a…

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…

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!

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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…

Staycation

From Damon BaconIn Tiki Recipes a Facebook group. I guess most of us have had a staycation in the last year and a half nearly, now. But for us here in Europe, things are starting to open up again. And we are busy planning where to go next, what to see, asking for quirky/funky bar…

Punch 145

Recipe from Riley Joseph Murphy VogelTiki Recipes- Facebook group. We had our neighbours over for a gay afternoon of drinks and chat. It’s hot, humid and intermittent showers here in downtown Amsterdam. But after a lovely day at an art show with another friend, we thought cocktails was a great way to round the weekend…

Iron Ranger

Recipe by Raised by WolvesAgain, from Imbibe Magazine A seemingly innocent drink, Raised by Wolves uses Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, so high ABV, but A, I don’t have that, and it’s known for its caramel tones and smoothness. I used Rittenhouse, also high ABV, also smooth. A delicious drink again highlights of Falernum. Smoky nuttiness…

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…

Czech at the Door

I made this drink tonight to honour the Czech heritage of the American that’s significant in my life. Like my wish for Americans at this time, this American changed my life for the better as well. His great grandfather left Prague in the early 1900’s, to seek out a better life in that mythical country…