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Something with Gin and Raspberries

Made Tracey a Raspberry Gin Collins, and I wanted something just a little different – and this is what I came up with…

Something with Gin and Raspberries
 
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Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 7 raspberries
  • 4 mint leaves2 oz. gin
  • ½ oz. dry vermouth
  • ½ oz. campari
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Fee Bros. Gin Barrel Aged Orange bitters
Instructions
  1. Add raspberries and mint to shaker, and gently muddle
  2. Fill shaker ½ full of ice
  3. Add gin, vermouth, campari, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters
  4. Shake really well for 30 seconds or so
  5. Strain into chilled cocktail glass - on a hot day, fill the coupe ⅓ full with crushed ice first.
  6. Garnish with a nice mint leaf and a raspberry
Notes
And it was good! 🙂

 

Boulevardier

Boulevardier
 
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 1 oz. rye whiskey (or bourbon)
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • Ice
  • Flamed orange twist for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place a cocktail or Old Fashioned glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Combine whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth in mixing glass filled halfway with ice.
  3. Stir for about 30 seconds to get drink really well chilled.
  4. If serving in an Old Fashioned glass, add ice cubes to it. Strain the drink into the chilled cocktail or Old Fashioned glass. Flame the orange twist over the drink, drop orange peel in afterwards, and serve.

 

Whiskey Sour

This is one of my favourites – I like to mix it up a little with the bitters from time to time

Whiskey Sour
 
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • ¾ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes bitters - usually use Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Aged bitters, but like using orange bitters from time to time instead.
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except garnish to shaker that is ½ filled with ice.
  2. Shake for 20-30 seconds
  3. Strain into chilled coupe glass and add garnish.

 

 

Ward 8

There doesn’t seem to be an abundance of cocktails that use fresh squeezed orange juice in them – which seem surprising since many use orange peels as a garnish.

The Ward 8 is an old drink recipe, created in Boston around 1898.

  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)

Shake the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

I like it poured over a few large chunks of ice.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry, if desired.  Originally, the drink was also decorated with the state flag of Massachusetts 🙂

Another tequila cocktail

Had a great dinner the other day at a restaurant called El Cortez, located just south of the Strathcona Farmers Market.

Along with some very tasty tacos, I had their Tequila Old-Fashioned – and it was awesome!

Had to see if I could find out how to make it – and I think I found their recipe here.

Oaxaca Old-fashioned
 
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Serves: 1
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Haven't made this yet myself - just have to get a couple of the ingredients together!
Ingredients
  • 1½ oz. reposado tequila
  • ½ oz. mezcal
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 1 to 2 dashes Bittermens Xocolati Mole bitters
  • 1 wide strip of orange zest for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, and fill with ice.
  2. Stir to chill.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass.
  4. Twist orange zest over drink and use as garnish.