The second cocktail we made from the gift bottle of Aviation Gin was a Gin Beauty. We found it by going to the Aviation Gin site. Considering She Who Must Be Obeyed and my friend, Heather were here, we had to make a drink called a beauty! Continue reading Aviation Gin Beauty
As mentioned in my previous post, a friend brought me a bottle of Aviation Gin. I really like it to the point that I think is now my favourite gin.
The first cocktail we made with it is a classic gin cocktail, a Gimlet. Continue reading Aviation Gin Gimlet
We tried a recipe from the Aviation Gin site in a prior post. Unfortunately, we could not find Aviation Gin in the local liquor store. A friend was coming up from the big city and surprised me with a bottle of Aviation Gin.
I really liked it. It has a crisper, fresher taste than the other gins I have tried. Over the next few days we tried several great cocktails which you will see in subsequent posts. It was good times, good drinks and good gin.
The disaster? I am almost out of Aviation Gin and I still can’t get it here!
The Old Fat Guy
It was time to make another cocktail. We tried a French 75 which dates back to early 1900s in Paris. Apparently, it was called the French 75 in comparison to a 75 mm cannon. Sounds like my kind of drink! Continue reading French 75 Cocktail
My best buddy, Bill, is a nice guy who has humoured me on my cocktail experimentation. However, he does come up with some different suggestions on his turn. He found this recipe on the Aviation American Gin site. It has two problems. One, the local liquor store in the Canadian Rockies didn’t have Aviation American Gin. Two, I hate cocktails with beer.
I substituted a good quality gin which solved the first problem.
As for the second problem, I was wrong and Bill was right (I hate it when that happens). It was delicious. Continue reading Beers Knees
We are back to some of the more classic cocktails. The El Presidente Martini is a drink that has been around for a long time. There are several different drinks called an El Presidente, this is a simple martini version. Continue reading El Presidente Martini
We have tried a lot of cocktails and had a lot of fun but there is a downside to experimenting with cocktails. You end up with a lot of alcohol that you don’t know how to use. We bought absinthe to make Sazeracs. They were tasty but don’t use very much absinthe. So what do you do with a mostly full bottle of absinthe? We made an Absinthe Fizz. Continue reading Absinthe Fizz
We were continuing our experimenting with cocktails and my buddy, Bill, found a recipe for a drink called a Rookie Cocktail. It is from a blogger at http://rookielibations.blogspot.ca. It is a site well worth checking out. It was Bill’s turn to pick what we tried and this is what he chose.
It was my turn to select the next cocktail on our journey through mixed drinks. The first cocktail I ever had was bought for me by my Mother just after my 18th birthday. It was a Bacardi Cocktail. I hadn’t had one since and I guess it is time. Continue reading Bacardi Cocktail