Random selection from Kindred Cocktails today. Tasty, but nothing super special. I think the rye might be overwhelming the amaro. Still, a nice try.
Although I should know better, I continue to be surprised at how a few simple ingredients can make a beautiful cocktail. Just bourbon, coffee liqueur, and orange bitters come together to make a great sweet/strong drink that required a minimum of effort (a must on this first day of the week). This is an old cocktail, but definitely worth putting into rotation. I used the ratios from Serious Eats, and started out with Kahlua. Can’t wait to try this with my Gallano Ristretto.
I felt like rye tonight, and this cocktail was a good balance between complicated and easy. The absinthe (I used a scant tablespoon) was a nice highlight, and the drink had a perfect tinge of orange. Usually I would expect the St. Germain to overtake the drink, but this drink proved me wrong.
Although I had to sacrifice my favorite mixing glass for tonight’s cocktail, I dare say it was worth it. Incredibly simple (except for the flaming orange garnish part — still mastering that), and really tasty. This might be a good drink for trying out new whisk(e)ys. Via Imbibe Unfiltered.
Tonight’s drink was a really nice burst of sunshine in an another gray day here in the Northwest. Anything with a cognac base always hits me a little sweet, but this was very drinkable.
Two big thumbs up for tonight’s drink, both for flavor and for punch. This is just a perfect balance of sweet and strong, and it wipes away even the most soul-sucking workday.
I just started reading Drinking the Devils’s Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and Her Cocktails by Duggan McDonnell, and today’s cocktail is one of his selected variations on the Martinez. I found this very subtle, with all the components in a nice balance. I used Aviation Gin, but I could see using this drink as a test case for other gins since the Lillet and Benedictine were so subtle. The juice from the Luxardo cherries made a lovely design at the bottom of the glass, which just added to the feeling that while I was drinking something very sophisticated, but with a wink and a nudge from the bartender.