Quick Mix: Tequila & Applejack Cocktail


First off, I would like to apologize to the 5 of you that read my blog that it has taken so long to get a new post up.  Summer in Wisconsin blooms with sun dresses and beads of sweat between subtle breasts.  Which means, it is nearly impossible to be cooped up writing a blog that is specifically designed to make me seem more interesting to these women.  My chances are much better in the field, where my lies seem more sincere(eye contact is everything).

This quick cocktail was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend of mine.  Chris Churilla was describing a cocktail over the phone and the spirit combination really intrigued me.  Here is what I came up with:

Papa Noel

1 oz. Milagro Reposado Tequila

1 oz. Laird’s Applejack

.75 oz. Carpano Antica

.25 oz. Rich Simple (I used Turbonado)

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.  Strain into chilled couple glass.  Garnish with an orange twist.

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Published in: on September 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm  Comments (2)  

Quick Mix: Drambuie Cocktail


Recently I’ve been asked by the good people at the Bacardi Corporation to come up with a “modern twist” of the rusty nail.  The stipulations were that Drambuie and Dewer’s Scotch be at the heart of the cocktail, and to shy away from complex infusions.  Seeing as this post is going to be about the rusty nail, I will try my best to avoid any puns pertaining to geriatric sex, and any phallic references to a man hammer or wood.

Before I give you my twist, I would like to share with you my proportions on the original when Dewar’s is called:

Rusty Nail

2 oz. Dewar’s Scotch

1 oz Drambuie

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Combine all ingredients with ice into mixing glass.  Stir, stir, stir and strain over fresh ice into old  fashioned glass.  Garnish with the oils of large lemon twist.

When coming up with my new cocktail, I wanted to accomplish 3 things:

  1. Create a summer cocktail using the above mentioned ingredients. √
  2. Create a cocktail that anyone can make. (No infusions, no house-made syrups, no hard to find ingredients) √
  3. Create a Drambuie centric cocktail, with the scotch as a modifying ingredient. √

At the end of the day, my goals were met and this cocktail would have made Bonnie Prince Charlie’s back arch and toes curl.  So, without further ado, or more references to royals creaming their kilts, I give you:

Enc(rust)ed Nail

1 oz. Drambuie

.75 oz. Dewar’s White Label

.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

3 Heavy Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Combine all ingredients with ice into mixing glass.  Shake and double strain into chilled coupe glass.  No garnishment necessary.

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Published in: on June 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm  Comments (3)  

Quick Mix: Rye Cocktail


My 2 cents and self involved anecdotes tiring you out?  Ill give you a quick break, then its back to the rambling.  The “Quick Mix” series will feature an original cocktail with no home-made ingredients or infusions, and products you can pick up at most grocery and liquor stores.  Enjoy!

On A Foggy Night

1.25 oz. Rittenhouse Bonded

.5 oz. Averna Amaro

.25 oz. St. Germain

.25 oz. Fernet Branca

1 small pinch kosher salt

Combine all ingredients into mixing glass.  Stir, stir, stir and strain into a coupe glass.  Garnish with the oils of a lemon twist.  Discard twist.

Nublado Noche: The same proportions, but substitute the Rittenhouse Rye for 1.5 oz. Milagro Reposado and the Lemon Oil for a rinse of Mezcal…

Quick Mix: Gin Cocktail


     Are you getting tired of my rants and long, drawn out stories?  If not, chances are you are either my mother or a dear friend.  The “Quick Mix” series will feature an original cocktail with no home-made ingredients or infusions, and products you can pick up at most grocery and liquor stores.  Enjoy!

Semi Suite

1 oz. Tanqueray Gin

1 oz. Pimms #1

.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Agave Nectar

.25 oz. Drambuie

1 Medium Strawberry

6-8 Mint Leaves

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Muddle the strawberry in mixing glass.  Take mint leaves in palm of one hand and give them a good slap with your other, then place on top of muddled strawberry…make sure NOT to muddle your mint.  Add all other ingredients, shake vigorously with ice, and double strain into coupe glass…make sure to double strain with this one, use a tea strainer.  Garnish to your little hearts desire…