My buddy came over and we continued our testing of classic cocktails. It was Manhattans this night. Continue reading Classic Manhattan
When I was young, a Daiquiri was rum, lime juice and sugar. Somehow, they have turned into a frozen Slurpee like concoction that is more like a dessert than a refreshing beverage. My friend invited me over and we returned to a simpler time. Continue reading Classic Daiquiri
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
You have to love the spring as the temperatures go up. In particular, It gives you an excuse to drink cooling libations like a Cuba Libre. However, she Who Must Be Obeyed says I am all the reason she needs to drink. Continue reading Cuba Libre
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
When I had my friend over for Fajitas, I needed a classic drink to go with them. Of course, I made Margaritas. However, these were Classic Margaritas. No sour mixes here, just lime juice, cointreau and tequila. Continue reading Classic Margarita
My friend, Bill, had seen an Anthony Bourdain show where he was in Brazil and they served this drink. He had wanted one ever since. As I had posted a couple of cocktail posts, he searched out and found a bottle of Cachaca which is the liquor base of this cocktail. He came over and we made our first Caipirinha.
Old Fashioned Cocktail at oldfatguy.ca
Sometimes you have to go back to the basics. No frozen slushy margarita or ultra sweet bellini. Just a good tasting cocktail that celebrates the flavour of the base liquor. So I made us Old Fashioned Cocktails.
A friend is joining us for Easter Dinner. A cocktail is required. I went for a classic Whisky Sour. Continue reading Whisky Sour
It has turned cold again here in the mountains. This is not unusual for March. So, sitting on the deck with a beer after some garden work has returned to huddling inside to keep warm. Continue reading Mount Gay Hot Chocolate