Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aperol Sour

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

Division Bell

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
Lime twist
Crushed ice.
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.