The Surrender

Inadvertently an ode to Big Head Todd and the Monsters.Rob started playing his guitar just as I was mixing this little delight up.I had made a sour cherry Shrub with my Morel cherries. I had to beat the Blackbirds to them. The sneaky little beggars. I love their song, not so much their foraging in…

Old Fashioned

The third drink for the evening.Yeah, we were really going all out, considering we had just arrived that morning from a direct flight SFO-AMS. No shame here though. So while I was hunting around for some Scarlet Ibis rum in multiple bottle shops all over the SF Bay Area, my good friend Nathan Robinson (…

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…