Monthly Archives: August 2011

corazon del fuego

1 1/2 oz white tequila 3/4 oz fernet branca* 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz blueberry-tarragon syrup 1/4 oz blended scotch (i used dewar’s in this case)   combine over ice and shake. strain into a chilled martini shell. no … Continue reading

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margery’s little sister

1 1/2 oz vodka 3/4 oz lemon juice 3/8 oz simple syrup 1/2 oz pomegranate juice 2 sprigs rosemary   crush 1 sprig rosemary by hand and cover it with ice. add vodka, lemon, juice, and simple syrup. shake, and … Continue reading

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smoke gets in your eyes

2 oz hendricks gin 1/4 oz laphroaig single-malt scotch   rinse a chilled martini shell with laphroaig. pour hendriks over ice and stir. strain into martini shell. cucumber garnish.   my own version of a sadly-neglected classic.  served to a … Continue reading

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old-fashioned rye

last night i came in to find the pound of rainier cherries i asked for had arrived.  i thought about using them for a soju infusion, but we’ve already got sweet cherry soju, and the stuff isn’t really moving super … Continue reading

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catholic schoolgirl

1 1/2 oz jameson irish whiskey 3/8 oz simple syrup 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz cranberry juice   combine over ice. shake.  strain into shot glass(es) or martini shell.   another old classic.  basically a … Continue reading

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a torrid affair

1 1/2 oz cachaca (organic, in this case) 1 oz mango-chili-lime puree 1/2 oz simple syrup 3/4 oz lime juice 1/2 oz pineapple juice 3-4 dashes coffee-cherry-chili bitters   combine over ice. shake, strain into a bucket over fresh ice. … Continue reading

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last mule

1 1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz maraschino 1/2 oz lime juice ginger beer   combine vodka, maraschino and lime over ice in a tall glass. top with ginger beer. garnish with lime wedge.   yup.  it’s a moscow mule with … Continue reading

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