Flavour Death Match
2 oz Genever [Bols]
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/4 oz Drambuie
1/4 oz Averna
Few dashes Charred Cedar Bitters [Black Cloud Bitters]
Stir with ice in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
A few months ago I picked up the Black Cloud Bitters sampler from Muddle & Stir. There are five kinds in there, all wonderfully odd. Simply based on the labels, the Charred Cedar bitters excited and intrigued me the most. Continue reading
Bells and Whistles
1 1/2 oz Gin [Bully Boy]
1/2 oz Batavia Arrack [Van Oosten]
1/2 oz Blanc Vermouth [Dolin]
1/2 oz Earl Grey Tea Syrup
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
I didn’t have anything specific to post about this week, so I decided it’s time I write about one of the weirder bottles in my bar. Batavia Arrack is one of those quintessential capital-B “Bar” bottles. Normally you’d find this in drinks you had while out at a bar. It’s interesting and enjoyable in that setting but you can’t seem to convince yourself to bring a bottle home. Continue reading
3/4 oz White Rum [Smoky Quartz Distillery]
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Licor 43
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime twist.
If you’ve been following me out in the Drinkstasphere, you’ll know there is a global event going on called “We Have the Last Word”. Conceived by my instagram pal @mmydrinks (aka Mike), it’s an opportunity for all the cocktail minded instagrammers out there to offer up some variations on the classic Last Word Cocktail. He even created @wehavethelastword instagram account to track and share everyone’s takes. After contributing two via social media #wehavethelastword, it seems only natural for my first post this month to continue the theme.