Truffled Martini: Truffle stuffed olives
I know what you’re thinking…. this blogger is an alcoholic. If I say no, well then I just may be! So I’ll just say, I have found a passion for having, and crafting a well made cocktails. Usually, Im a wine drinker, but have found cocktails so have so many of the same qualities a a full bodied earthy yet fruit forward red. I mean, what is not to love? Layers of well balanced flavor to keep surprising, and a little goose to top it off. Cocktails are like the perfect red wine blend, but with infinite possibility.
Cocktails are like the perfect red wine blend, but with infinite possibility.
Cocktails are so creative. everything you would do with a meal, you can do with a cocktail. Spicy, sweet, savory, sour, bitter… I find mixology an Art. An Art I tend to partake in on my own time.
As a bit of a precursor to what I will be later posting- my own ”Cocktail Chronicle” series- Infusions, fresh pressed mixings, herbs, homemade bitters and reductions. From picked carrots, to spicy ginger, and often a kick of jalapeño and depth of whiskey, I cannot wait to share my own passion for balanced libations with you. Ill call it a serious fun.
Here are a few mixed concoctions I’ve captured while out and about to feed your intrigue of what is to come….
Tequila Soaked Watermelon
Brown Derby: Fresh Grapefruit and Whiskey (typically has a touch of honey)
Angostura Smash: Makers Mark, Lemon Simple, Muddled Mint
Boot Knocker: Whiskey, bitters, lemon, orange and burnt orange peel
3 Bitter Manhattan: Classic Manhattan with angostura, citrus, and black walnut bitters
Peter Rabbit: Pimm’s #1, bruised basil, pressed lemon, pickled carrot
No. 87: Currant Infused Rye, Becherovka, Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime
French 76: Scotch, Sugar cube, lemon, Champagne
Classic Old Fashion: Whiskey, turbinado rinse and bitters
Double “D” Smash: Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Lemon, Mint
Penicillin: Scotch whisky, lemon juice, honey syrup, fresh ginger
(Usually single malt scotch ) but subbed Mescal for smokiness
Poolside Gimlet: Gin, fresh lime, mint, and the kicker…. celery bitters
Skinny Margarita: Blanco tequila, lemon, lime. Done.
Cucumber Collins: Gin, elderflower liqueur, Japanese rye liqueur, fresh cucumber
Jalapeño Margarita: jalapeño infused blanco tequila, fresh lime, and simple… Salt rim
Cucumber Mule: vodka, ginger beer, fresh cucumber
The Fashionista: Vodka, ginger beer, muddled blackberry, and jalapeño