This past Thursday Drink Night at the Mixoloseum was a resounding success.
And not just because my submission, the Black River Sidecar, was named best off-the-cuff drink of the night.
But I’m thrilled at the wonderful write-up Rick did over at Kaiser Penguin, including a great photo.
Black River Sidecar
1 1/2 oz cognac
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz pimento dram (St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram)
1 tsp. agave nectar
shake over ice, strain into cocktail glass, garnish with whole allspice berry tied in lemon twist
The St. Elizabeth’s is very potent; people who have tried with their own homemade recommend upping the dram to 1/2 oz, at which point you may be able to drop the agave nectar, which I used to balance the lemon juice. You can always just reduce the amount of juice, if you want.
Thanks to Rick for the nice post, thanks to Gabe for creating and hosting the Mixoloseum, and thanks to everybody who participated in TDN. Please join us Thursday nights to get in on the fun!