First up was Jason Schiffer's Hipster Bike. I came across this recipe in my Instagram feed and thought t myself, "I have all those things!"
Narator: "He did not, in fact, have any of those things but he soldiered on with substitutions."
2 oz champagne (Outset sparkling wine)
1.5 oz Gran Classic (Martini & Rossi Riserva Bitter)
1 oz Kina L'Aero (Berto Vermouth Apertiv Tradission)
0.75 oz lime juice
0.5 oz orange juice
Pour champagne into a rocks glass filled with ice. Combine remaining ingredients in a shaker. Shake with ice. Strain into the rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
With the remaining sparklinng wine I made myself an approximation of Martin Cate's Richard Sealebach by dipping into my rum cabinet.
I enede up making two Crushed ice drinks. One was a quite sweet and approachable drink you might find in books or on other blogs. The other... well:
0.75 oz Campari
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz Lemon Hart
1 oz Gosling's 151
Shake and dump with crushed ice as a Mail Tai. Garnish as you see fit. I found this to be dry but not austre like a Zombie. A delicate balance of sweet and bitter; a refreshing slow sipper.
I posted a photo of the drink to Instagram and Tiare thought I'd named it wrong!
"Oh [I] forgot about that one!" She commented once I'd posted a link to the recipe. Ahh, to have so many recipes you forget about one.
I hope these recipes help quench your thirst and that I've pointed you toward good sources of drinks.