So, I thought I was so smart and had made a Martini as part of my Federal Glass Shaker project. Then I went to take a photo of the recipe. Oops! I left out the lemon twist! I did discover soemthing though, I enjoy a 2:1 Martini. I was never a fan of the olive garnish but I quite like it with this much vermouth. Conversely I'm not a fan of a 2:1 Gibson. I doubt the lemon twist is going to change my opinion about either of these drinks, but...
So, I need to regroup, get some olives, make these drinks and report back. In the meantime I can reiterate: 2:1 with olive = good. 2:1 with onion = meh. More in depth information to follow in the weeks months to come.
I guess I'll just stick to my 24:1 Gibsons for now...
The Canada Cocktail gave us 3:1 liquor to liqueur plus bitters (and sugar). I think this concept needs further investigation. I will begin experiments drinking and report my findings. First though, a maligned ingredient. What Dr Bamboo calls a Potable Pariah.
This one time Chris made mention of a Malibu Old Fashioned in the Mixo chat, much to everyone's horror & dismay as I recall. I however was intrigued rather than horrified. So, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
Malibu OF 2 oz Malibu 0.25 oz pineapple syrup dash aromatic bitters Stir over ice in an old fashioned glass . Garnish with a cherry.
Good God is that sweet! Too sweet. WAAAAAY too sweet.
Oh well, live and learn I suppose. The Ouzo OF on the other hand...
This month for Mixology Monday, Fred challenges us to make a beer cocktail. I considered many things: making my own recipe, modifying an existing champagne cocktail, modifying a highball. Ultimately I could not resist the lure of the Skip And Go Naked. Yes, you heard me. So sue me. I haven't got a story about it so for that I direct you here.
Skip And Go Naked. 1.5 oz gin 1 oz lemon juice 1 oz simple syrup
Build over ice in a Collins† glass. Top with lager.
† 10 to 12 oz. Or whatever you've got. Hey, I'm not picky.
After a hiatus/stall of nearly a year the Mixoloseum Blog is active once again. So, what's better than blogging about a drink? Quoting what someone else said about your drink! By all means though, check everyoneelse's out too!
Here's what Fred had to say about my (Caribbean)Tax Shelter:
"The (Caribbean) Tax Shelter was crafted by Dagreb and perhaps is a play on the classic Income Tax Cocktail. Swap out the dry vermouth and Angostura Bitters for rum, lime juice, and floral bitters, and suddenly a recipe created to mask the taste of bathtub gin becomes a delightful tropical refresher. (Caribbean) Tax Shelter
• 1 1/2 oz Old Tom Gin
• 3/4 oz silver rum
• 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
• 3/4 oz orange juice
• 3/4 oz lime juice
• 3 dash Floral Bitters
Shake with ice and strain."