Thursday, December 18, 2014
I steeped 2 crushed cardamon pods in mescal for about 30 minutes (enough time to get some snacks together) and then strained it into cocktail shaker with ice, the lemon juice and the St. Elizabeth All-Spice liqueur. Shake and serve in chilled glasses - for garnish I had lemon slices and cloves.
The result - smoky and spicy and warming. Loved it.
1.5 oz Mescal
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 St. Elizabeth All Spice
1 dash cardamon bitters
Friday, December 12, 2014
2 oz Powers whiskey (My Dad's tipple)
1 oz Honey and Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup
Stir or shake and enjoy with ice and slice.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
For our anniversary this year we treated ourselves to a cocktail dinner at Catoctin Creek Distillery - the first legal distillery (since Prohibition) in the wine producing area of Loudoun County, Virginia. We came away with brandy (and more besides!) - a brandy made with a pear wine from the area. Thanksgiving was a great reason to open the Pearousia to toast and give thanks.
1/2 - 3/4 oz Pearousia Pear Brandy
1 tsp Sugar
4-5 oz Prosecco
Pour brandy in champagne flute and add sugar to dissolve. Top with prosecco. At the distillery they made this with sparkling apple cider which was also good - if you do that there is no needs to add sugar.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Anyway, to treat the kids or the kid in your taste buds:
6-8 oz chilled Reeds Flying Cauldron Butterscotch beer
Scoop vanilla ice cream
Serve in tall chilled glass. Magic.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Looking for a drink to down while sorting through back to school forms and supplies? Try this though I don't guarantee you'll get through it all but at least you'll have more fun, especially designing that organizational chart that will be ignored before we even reach September.
2 oz Aperol
1 oz Cocchi American
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 dash grapefruit bitters
Lemon twist to garnish
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour over new ice and add garnish.
A splash of club soda or sparkling wine could help - the sunflower definitely does.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Can't remember where I found this or how long I've even had it sitting around ready to make (was missing an ingredient) but I know that I need to find more cocktails with mezcal. I've had a few recently and been on the look out for more.
1 oz Sombra mezcal
3/4 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
Mix first four ingredients in shaker with ice and pour over crushed ice. Add the lime (or other citrus) twist.
All I know is it came from here and it is well worth buying the maraschino liqueur for.
Friday, August 8, 2014
A mojito? Why yes a mojito! There are times when there is nothing more refreshing and at the height of the summer it's likely you need it and your mint plants need trimming. I eyeball a lot of the ingredients for this but I opt for a muddle free one by making a simple syrup with mint, and then have equal measures of that, lime juice and rum. And yes, more mint for the glass with lots of ice and club soda.