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Put the basil leaves in a shaker. Add the lime juice and simple syrup. Give 4-5 twists with a muddler. Fill the shaker 3/4ths full with ice. Add the gin. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Shake everything with ice.
Nathan Weber — had it at Vessel in Seattle from him on 2012-09-29.
Also see this toasted thyme version: http://kathycasey.com/blog/?p=3497.
Stir, strain, and serve up with a cherry.
Last try was too sweet. Try Rittenhouse for the rye.
Serve in a wine goblet filled with ice. Squeeze lemon wedge and drop it in.
Elisir M.P. Roux is an herbal liqueur made with botanicals including marjoram, hyssop, fennel, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon balm, coriander, bitter almond, garden balsam, wild angelica, lemon, star anise, ginseng and damiana. The star anise is immediately identifiable in this well-crafted product, but it's a very complex liqueur that marries well with scotch, bourbon, rye, brandy, and dark or well-aged rums. Used judiciously, Elisir M.P. Roux adds an accent to many cocktails. It also works well in hot coffee or tea, and as an after-dinner drink when served neat, at room temperature.
Squeeze lime, cut shell small pieces, and muddle with sage leaf. Add other ingredients. Shake vigorously. Fine strain into rocks-filled lowball glass.
Stir/strain cocktail glass, lemon twist.
Cook sugar in a dry 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, undisturbed, until it begins to melt. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally with a fork or flat whisk, until sugar is melted and turns a deep golden caramel. Tilt pan and carefully add cranberries and water (caramel will harden and vigorously steam). Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring, until caramel is completely dissolved, then pour syrup through a very fine sieve into a heatproof bowl, pressing hard on solids. Let cool.
3 drops Scrappy's Lavender bitters?
Shake the bejesus out of it.
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Was also good with mezcal instead of calvados, and habanero bitters.
Nice with some habanero bitters too.
Next time — 0.5oz MP Roux? Or maybe back to the London dry gin?
Still too much MP. Down to 1/4oz next time, and probably down to 3/4oz sweet vermouth.
Similar to Aviation. Justin recommends.
- 1 oz. Del Maguey Vida Mezcal - 1 oz. Red Breast Irish Whisky - 1/2 oz. Benedictine - 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Garnish with apple slice.
Stir, finish with orange twist.
Stir, finish with olives and a lemon twist.
Suze is a gentian liqueur.
Like a negroni, but with bourbon.
Like a negroni, but made with rum. Had with Appleton VX rum at Canon.
Had at Eastern Standard
Had at Eastern Standard. Like a Little Giuseppe.
Scarlet ibis rum Apricot liqueur Dolin rouge White port Peychauds Kaffir lime bitters
Rittenhouse Blandys 5 year Alvada Madeira Cynar Orange
Vida Aperol Carpano Falernum Ancho bitters
Falernum vs Allspice Dram
Mezcal vs scotch
Well, anyway, I was reading this James Bond book, and right away I realized
that like most books, it had too many words. The plot was the same one that
all James Bond books have: An evil person tries to blow up the world, but
James Bond kills him and his henchmen and makes love to several attractive
women. There, that's it: 24 words. But the guy who wrote the book took
*thousands* of words to say it.
Or consider "The Brothers Karamazov", by the famous Russian alcoholic
Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It's about these two brothers who kill their father.
Or maybe only one of them kills the father. It's impossible to tell because
what they mostly do is talk for nearly a thousand pages. If all Russians talk
as much as the Karamazovs did, I don't see how they found time to become a
major world power.
I'm told that Dostoyevsky wrote "The Brothers Karamazov" to raise
the question of whether there is a God. So why didn't he just come right
out and say: "Is there a God? It sure beats the heck out of me."
Other famous works could easily have been summarized in a few words:
* "Moby Dick" -- Don't mess around with large whales because they symbolize
nature and will kill you.
* "A Tale of Two Cities" -- French people are crazy.
-- Dave Barry
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