Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2:1 And A Good Idea

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...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

3:1 And A Bad Idea

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...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

MxMo LIX: Beer Cocktails

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.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

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 everyone else'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."


Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

While flipping through The Complete Bartender recently, I came across the Canada Cocktail. It seemed fitting for today. This recipe varies from recipes you may find in a search, and although there is no water it certainly is a cocktail. Kind of a fancy cocktail I suppose...

Anyway, on with the show:
Canada Cocktail
Canada Cocktail
1.5 oz Canadian Whisky
0.5 oz triple sec
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 tsp sugar
Shake with ice, strain in to a chilled cocktail glass
from The Complete Bartender by Robyn M. Feller

Happy Canada Day!