Going red today with pomegranate liqueur, triple sec and ginger ale, haven't decided if I will use rum or Bourbon as the main ingredient.
Drinking irish coffee this afternoon. I finally found the legit recipe which tastes just like the ones i had all over Ireland.
1 tsp brown sugar - add to hot coffee and mix in
1.5oz Jameson - add to coffee/sugar and stir
float 1/2" partially whipped heavy cream on top by pouring over a spoon
Eventually I plan to experiment by substituting bourbon for the Jameson, but so far I haven't messed with a good thing. Jameson is harsh straight but it tastes just right in an Irish coffee.
Decided to use Barton, which worked our rather well. Will try rum next.
I made a very good cocktail, this evening. It started out to be just a standard Old Fashioned cocktail with sugar, a little water, Angostura bitters, and Bulleit rye. I was just about to garnish it with a lemon slice when I spied my bottle of Stirrings blood orange bitters when I was putting the rye whiskey away. I decided, what the heck, added a healthy splash of the Stirrings, and my cocktail was wonderful.
Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur
I was really struck by something Squire had posted, to the effect that we should keep in mind when tasting dusties that they were not necessarily intended to be consumed straight. With that in mind, I made an old fashioned last night with ND OGD, simple syrup, a dash each of orange, grapefruit, and Angostura bitters (don't remember who makes the first two). I dropped in an enormous cube of ice, the kind that melts very slowly.
I'm telling you, the whiskey was transformed! I got a caramel-coated apple note with a bit of a rye kick in the finish. My wife picked up a rose petal note she found prominent. The butterscotch that is so strong in the whiskey almost completely disappeared. To be honest, I like this much better than ND OGD neat.
Cocktail hour with the wife, so we're doing...
OWA (she doesn't know it's 107p) +
Homemade ginger syrup (ginger, lime, sugar, chili pepper) +
Lemon juice +
Touch of honey +
Splash of soda
Loosely inspired by the penicillin.
vanilla cream soda