Here's my cocktail post and after this week, I feel like I could drink several in a row. When you contemplate buying a pellet gun (I'm not NRA) and taking pot shots at your cats, you know you need to drink.
We love trying new cocktails. Drinking and Xanax, could life be any better? So once a week we will try to make a cocktail we've never had before, remember Carol's pudding shots?, showing you how to concoct it and give you our opinion on taste, product availability and some history on the drink. Trust me, Beerhound is rubbing his hands together in anticipation and Emma wants to make them with me.
Come on people, she's too young to drink. She just wants to learn how so she can support herself through graduate school. Great planning don't you think.
The Communist, in honor of our liberal leanings and to Rue, who thinks everything ultimately belongs to him which is what communism is all about.
1 Ounce gin
1 Ounce Orange Juice ( we actually used fresh but I suppose you could use frozen)
1/2 Ounce Cherry Brandy
3/4 Ounce fresh lemon juice
Note: we always put our shaker in the freezer as we are making the drink and then fill it with ice. Don't worry about any seeds. They come out in a good strainer and hey if they don't drink enough and who the hell cares.
Except for the alcohol, we try and throw everything in the freezer or refrigerator, even our jigger. The colder the better.
* Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass.
It was very sweet with just and after taste of gin. Lovely and Rue quite enjoyed it.
**Picture notes - The glasses we use actually belonged to my grandfather. We have the complete set with a D engraved for Driscoll. He was actually an O'Driscoll but my great grandfather changed it when he came over to the United States. Also, we always use a wooden reamer. I like it. It's nostalgic and it belonged to my grandmother.**
- Beautiful aren't they
- glasses at the ready
- The Book we Use "Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails" by Ted Haigh
- TaDa - the Communist - bound to make you a progressive
- Rue - He really enjoyed it.