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If I looked a bit off to you today, it’s because this just happened a few hours ago. I got sideswiped on the way to my recording for #TheMixLab . Everyone’s ok and the show must go on. The recording was a success and I’m still playing at @web_house tonight. I don’t know what’s next but we’ll get through this.
Gangstas don’t dance, they boogie! Let’s take it back in the day again with some more Classic Hip-Hop…BUT…West Coast Edition! Listen, Download & Share:
➡️ https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/themixlab/episodes/2019-10-03T07_08_41-07_00 ➡️ https://www.mixcloud.com/djFreshVince/grand-theft-boogie/
The Bitter Handshake was created by Andrew Bohrer. It is a potent drink with an interesting mix of ingredients. It features a healthy dose of Fernet-Branca as well as a Rye Whiskey syrup. The next time you are looking for something adventurous give this a try.
1 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Blood Orange Reduction
1 oz Rye Wiskey Syrup
Stir all ingredients together with ice. Pour into an ice filled glass or preferably over a large cube. Garnish with an orange twist.
Blood Orange Reduction: take 1 cup of blood orange juice and boil until it reduces by a third. Allow to cool before using.
Combine the rye whiskey and sugar (1:1) in a pot on simmer and stir to combine. Allow to cool before using.
It may not look like much but the Ti' Punch is a venerable classic hailing from the island of Martinique. Made with 3 simple ingredients - a lime disk, cane sugar, and a healthy dose of rhum agricola. The drink definitely packs a punch especially if served the traditional way - no ice. For this version I made a simple substitution coconut creole shrub for the cane syrup. The Ti' Punch can be suited to your tatse. It is customary to serve you the bottle of rhum with the other ingredients on the side. Its variations are endless. Sirop de Canne or raw sugar? More rhum or less rhum? Ice? The choice is yours.
2 oz Rhum Agricole
1 tsp of Coconut Creole
1 small lime coin.
Drop the lime disk into an Old-Fashioned glass and add the coconut liqueur. Press a swizzle stick atop the lime disk and swizzle to release the oils. Top with rhum and swizzle briefly to combine.
Many of the Hurricane’s origin stories point to Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans. Its creation was a nod to the old fashioned hurricane lamps. This version more closely resembles a rum sour without all the extra fruit juices and sweet syrups and adds a touch of Swedish Punsch for an undercurrent of funky spice.
The true Old Fashioned is as traditional and simple as they come. A mix of spirits, sugar, bitters and water, it appears in 1806 as the first printed recipe for a cocktail. While it was replaced by its fruitier counterpart with muddled orange and cherry the Old Fashioned has seen a resurgence.
My inspiration for this Frozen Old Fashioned takes its cue from the sweeter versions and more specifically the Buenos Aires version which is much heavier on the bitters.
2 oz Old Weller 107 Bourbon
1 orange wedge (no peel)
3 sweet cherries (pitted)
8-10 dashes of @angosturahouse bitters
.5 oz Simple Syrup
1 teaspoon Killepitsch
The Calia Lily from @amoryamargo is the perfect summer drink. It can't be beat. I need to be able to get this in bulk for the next summer BBQ or the specs. If your in NYC you must stop in its unlike any bar you'll encounter.
I picked up this glass the other day @homegoods and instantly had a vision of how I wanted the drink to look. Getting it to taste good was another thing. The specs still need some tweaking but overall I am happy with the execution.
What should I name the cocktail?
Blood in the water.
Or...something else. Comment below
The Gin and Tonic is a classic summer drink but is often executed poorly.
The creation of the Gin and Tonic was designed to help the British military fight off malaria. However, since quinine didnt taste good it was ultimately combined with gin and the rest is history.
This version of the Gin and Tonic is based off the preparation of Toby Cecchini's technique found in @punch_drink @letherbee Vernal 2017 @fevertreemixers Mediterrnean Tonic
Spent lime shell
Julienne each spent lime shell into thin strips. Combine the lime strips with the gin and muddle for 20-30 seconds.
Pour tonic water into a chilled glass with preferably large cracked ice. Strain the gin and lime mixture into the glass over the tonic and ice. Garnish with lime strips and serve with a straw. Stir to combine before drinking.
#negroniweek and @homebarawards June Contest double entry. Been working on this tropical take on a Negroni for a minute. It takes cues from both @creativedrunk negroni which goes for a gin dominant 2:1:1 ratio (read his book #IJHFTD if you havent) and the Kingston Negroni which uses a aggresive Smith and Cross rum as the gin stand in. Check out @deathandcompany and @creativedrunk#IJHFTD books for the recipes. This is definitely a boozier slightly sweet Pina Colada Negroni.
Faint of Heart
1 oz Plantation Pineapple
.5 oz.Plantation OFTD
.5 oz Smith and Cross
1 oz Coconut Oil Washed Campari
.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
.25oz @Tipplemansbarsyrups Falernum
The Zarzamora created by @troysidle (currently head bartender ZZs Clam Bar) way back from the 2009 @violethourchicago.
A complex take on a whiskey sour/fizz. Couldn't decide on a pic. Comment below your favorite and why?
The Old Fashioned is a classic and arguably one of the worlds first. There are regional variations that have taken on a life of their own. One example of this is the Buenos Aires Style Old Fashioned. Be sure to read the full article that @robertosimonon wrote about it on @punch_drink. I have to say its one of my favorite variations. I think I need to devote a week of posts to different versions of the Old Fashioned. Stay tuned.