Blood and Sand

April 3, 2010

The Blood and Sand is a classic example of a recipe you shouldn’t judge without tasting. Blood and Sand 1 ounces blended Scotch whisky 1 ounces orange juice 0.75 ounces cherry brandy (Cherry Heering or Cherry Marnier) 0.75 ounces sweet vermouth Shake all ingredients well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist or […]

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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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MxMo: Bourbon — Purosangue Cocktail

June 16, 2008

It’s time for Bourbon this Mixology Monday, thanks to the fellers at Scofflaw’s Den. This was one MxMo that Bryan, my chief taste-tester, was very eagerly awaiting. As always, I used MxMo as a justification to buy a nice bottle. This time it was Ridgemont Reserve 1792. This is a very smooth bourbon, a definite […]

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Named for a sincere drinker and recommended only for such

March 21, 2008

Last night’s intensive study of Good Spirits by A. J. Rathbun led me to try the Ed Dexter. Rathbun states he found this recipe in a small 1934 pamphlet titled Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book. Based on this one drink, and the fact the man wrote a book titled Red Likker, I’d like to […]

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