May Blossom Fizz

September 4, 2009

The days are already noticeably shorter. It’s getting to the point where it is dark when I’m getting up. I wanted a nice summer drink to hang on to the seasonal feeling. Barflies and Cocktails is still my go to recipe book. There I found the May Blossom Fizz. The recipe is written in the […]

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Welcome Stranger Cocktail

September 2, 2009

Here’s another drink I stumbled upon in Barflies and Cocktails. Welcome Stranger Cocktail 0.5 ounce gin 0.5 ounce brandy 0.5 ounce Swedish punsch 0.5 ounce lemon juice 0.5 ounce orange juice 0.5 ounce grenadine Shake until good and cold, double strain into cocktail glass. This was one of those recipes I couldn’t quite guess how […]

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Make Your Own Grenadine

August 25, 2009

It took a long time for me to warm up to grenadine as a cocktail ingredient, after a childhood chock full of bright red Rose’s Grenadine Shirley Temples. But now I know how many great cocktails include grenadine. A couple of personal favorites are the El Presidente and the Blinker. And now that I know […]

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Blinker Cocktail Redux

October 19, 2008

One of the real joys of cocktails as a hobby is comparing recipes and discovering what you like best. Last time I wrote about the Blinker, I used a recipe that called for 2 parts bourbon, 1 part grapefruit juice, and 1 part grenadine. Before trying the recipe, I worried that the grenadine would be […]

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National Rum Day and the El Presidente

August 16, 2008

Here in the United States, we have a day for everything. There’s a national pound cake day, national pecan day, and even something on a stick day. August 16 particularly appeals to me because it’s National Rum Day. Just how this designation was set I haven’t been able to ascertain, but who cares? It’s an […]

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