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So my three drinks a week plan has failed. I blame the hot weather and a family get-together. Yeah, that's the ticket!  Anyway here are some drinks you might enjoy:

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."

Hipster Bike
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:

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Guyana Bird
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.

Be well


Evan said…
If you want to drink less, don’t settle for substitutions 😆 many nights I resolve to make myself a drink and fall asleep on the couch while failing to find the cocktail that perfectly suits my mood and my inventory. “I HAVE Lillet, but I really ought to wait until I get that Kina l’Aero....” “I’m feeling whiskey sour, but I really ought to use up this fresh mint and the last of this kümmel....”

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