Little Devil Cocktail

Little Devil Cocktail

Little Devil Cocktail
Juice of 1/4 Lemon
1/4 oz. Triple Sec
3/4 oz. Rum – @papaspilar
3/4 oz. Gin – @monkey47_dry_gin
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into 3 oz. Cocktail glass

 

 

 

 

In preparation for Halloween decided to make this fun little cocktail.
It tastes a lot like the Judge Jr. Cocktail but since it doesn’t have powdered sugar in it it’s not so sweet.
Also the lemon and Triple Sec gives it more of a citrus flavor.
As I make more of these cocktails, I’m turning into a Gin & Rum combination convert.
Highly recommend!

Diana Cocktail

Diana Cocktail

Diana Cocktail

Fill a 3 oz. Cocktail glass with shaved ice, then fill 3/4 full with Creme de Menthe (white) and float Brandy on top.

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This drink was…interesting.
The main taste is the Creme de Menthe.
There’s a subtle Brandy aftertaste but all in all it’s basically Creme de Menthe.
I think it’d be a nice after dinner cocktail to drink to settle the stomach…and maybe help the breath for smooches.

Oriental Cocktail

Oriental Cocktail

Oriental Cocktail

1 oz. Bourbon Whiskey or Rye (@bulleit)
1/2 oz. Italian Vermouth (@doulinvermouth)
1/2 oz. Curacao
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Shake well with cracked Ice and strain into 3 oz. Cocktail glass.

 

 

 

 

So…as an actual Asian person, I had mixed feelings about the name of this cocktail.
Plus, none of the ingredients indicates anything Asian…?
I mean, the drink was yellow and tasty, much like myself, but is that the point? 😝
But this drink was born in the 30’s and political correctness wasn’t much of a thing back then.
Name or no name, this cocktail was really delicious and joins the ranks of Bourbon drinks I highly recommend.
If you like a little more of a citrus taste than the Whiskey cocktail, here’s your drink.

Whiskey Cocktail

Whiskey Cocktail

Whiskey Cocktail

1 Dash Bitters

1 tsp Simple Syrup

2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey or Rye (@bulleit)

Stir well with cracked Ice and strain into 3 oz. Cocktail glass.

Serve with a cherry.

 

 

I decided to take a break from the yummy gin cocktails and make a whiskey drink.

This drink was very easy to make and delicious.

In our house if there’s a bourbon drink to be made we always use Bulleit Rye or Bourbon.

This drink basically tastes like an old fashioned without the citrus flavors.

For me the 1 tsp of simple syrup made the drink a little too sweet so I’ll probably be using 1/2 tsp next time.

It’s a great simple drink to make and great when you have company because it’s easy to make a big batch!

Cheers!

 

 

Eclipse Cocktail

Eclipse Cocktail

Eclipse Cocktail

1 oz. Gin (Darnley’s View Gin)

2 oz. Sloe Gin (@spiritworksdistillery)

1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Put enough Grenadine into 4 oz. Cocktail Glass to cover a ripe Olive.

Mix the above ingredients in Ice and pour gently onto the Grenadine so that they do not mix.

 

 

I decided to try this cocktail out the day before the big eclipse last month.
It was a very interesting cocktail.
I was really excited for a sloe gin cocktail because they taste so good.
As I read the instructions I was alarmed with the olive task.
I was skeptical that the combination of the sweet Grenadine and the olive.
It weirdly worked! It has that salty sweet aspect to it and it was actually really tasty.
The mistake I made was the olive I put in was a large one so I had to pour a lot of Grenadine in it to cover it like the instructions.
So I recommend a smaller olive but it’s also because I don’t like drinks that are too sweet.
I’d love to hear what you think about this cocktail!

Coronation Cocktail

Coronation Cocktail

Coronation Cocktail

3/4 oz. Gin (@pickeringsgin)

3/4 oz. Dubonnet

3/4 oz. French Vermouth

Stir well with cracked ice and strain into 3 oz. Cocktail glass.

 

This was a very different spin on a gin cocktail.
Since the Dubonnet is a wine based apertif with herbs and spices I thought it would pair nicely with a spicy gin like Pickering’s Gin.
This was a surprising cocktail because it ended up tasting like Port wine.
A very dangerous, light and spicy Port wine.

Highly recommend as a party cocktail in the fall!