Monday, February 15, 2010


Anvil 100 provided the inspiration. Looka! provided the recipe. Nicely balanced and not as sweet as some of the vermouth drinks I've been having lately.

1-1/2 ounces cognac.
3/4 ounce dry vermouth.
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup.
2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters.
1 dash orange bitters

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Soak it in Cider #2

TDN (Thursday Drink Night) is a group of cocktail bloggers and enthusiasts who get together in the Mixoloseum chat room to share recipes based on a theme. This last week the theme was "Bubbles". Any cocktail with a bubbly ingredient was fair game. Tonic, champagne, ginger beer, and club soda was used. I brought some sparkling sake and hard apple cider. The sake didn't get opened this time but we used the cider in a variation of another cocktail that was posted here last fall. It turned out pretty good after some tweaking of the ratios.

2 oz gin

1/2 oz Dolin Blanc

1/4 oz maple syrup (use the grade B stuff)

2 dashes whiskey barrel bitters

barspoon pimento dram.

Stir and strain over ice. Add 2 oz hard apple cider.