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
In doing our research into classic cocktails, my buddy, Bill, found this twist on a Classic Martini. We take turns determining which drink we will try and he chose this. I am glad he did! Continue reading Quattro Bianchi
We have been having hot weather here in the Canadian Rockies. It has taken our testing of different cocktails towards cool refreshing drinks. On this occasion we made Long Island Iced Tea. Continue reading Long Island Iced Tea
The warm weather continues here in the Rockies and so does our sojourn through classic cocktail inebriation. The current effort, a Gin Fizz.
Continue reading Gin Fizz
We continue down the road to inebriation with another classic cocktail, a Tom Collins. It is a great choice as it continues hot here in the Canadian Rockies. Continue reading Classic Tom Collins
I never was that fond of Martinis. However, I am going through a binge of trying classic cocktails. On reading, I think I found out why I don’t care for modern martinis. They are basically chilled gin. They have so little vermouth, you might as well put a gin bottle in the fridge and swig from it. Continue reading Classic Martini
I have been reading about classic cocktails. The Martinez Cocktail goes back to the mid 1800’s in California and is believed to be the precursor to the martini. I figured I would look distinguished drinking a cocktail with that kind of pedigree. She Who Must Be Obeyed assured me I was wrong. Continue reading Martinez Cocktail