For all of you who follow my blog, it’s very much appreciated. However, this isn’t the only place you can get your Mr. Muddle fix. Over on instagram, you can find more spur of the moment creations, drinks that are part of a larger Instagram events, and other assorted cocktail centric musings. They don’t always make it back to the blog. Fear not though, in this week’s post I’ll highlight some of my favorites you may have missed. Continue reading “In Case you Missed It…”
2 oz Old Tom Gin [Hayman’s]
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Suze
1/4 oz Zucca
Few dashes Black Cloud Bitters Garden Party Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
You guys, if you don’t have the Death and Co. book, you need to remedy that right now. There is so much inspiration in these pages it’s almost too good to be true. I could probably make it a few months of drinking nothing but these recipes and be a happy camper. There are so many delicious looking recipes sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever make it through them all. On top of that, every recipe is a little ball of inspiration, so the possibilities are truly endless. Continue reading “Everybody Plays the Fool”
Down to the Studs
1 1/2 oz Rock and Rye [NY Distilling Company]
1/2 oz Cider Syrup
1/2 oz Besamim [Sukkah Hill Spirits]
1/2 oz Cranberry Liqueur [Grand Ten]
Few dashes house apple bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass (preferably one from a vintage/thrift store). Garnish with apple slices.
I’m coming up on two years of running this blog and instagram account. As a result, I’ve made some great friends online who I’ve never actually met. They often start fun campaigns in which the rest of the drinkstagram community can participate. This week, I want to talk about the #sendgoodwill campaign. Sasha @sashadallasgirl and Charlie @elementshrub came up with the idea to buy some vintage glassware from a thrift store, then send that glass around the country for other folks to use. They even encouraged others to start a rotation using whatever glasses they could find. Continue reading “Send Goodwill”
Spirit of the Game
1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila [Lunazul]
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth [Dolin]
1/4 oz Pickle Juice
Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with pickle slices.
A few weeks ago Matt @theamateurmixologist put together an event for the drinkstagram community. He wanted everyone to help celebrate International Day of Peace (Sept 21) by creating a cocktail that, in some way, captures the spirit of peace. After thinking about different ways to capture this theme in a glass, I eventually turned to sports for my inspiration. Continue reading “Ultimate Peace”
Under the Wire
1 1/2 gin [Ryan and Wood Knockabout Gin]
1/2 oz Grapefruit Liqueur [Giffard Pamplemousse]
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine [Powell and Mahoney]
Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with zigzaggy lime peel.
Last month, Al (who runs the @alsbarblog instagram account) started a recurring event of sorts. At the beginning of each month, he would provide four paramters, and ask the drinkstagram community to come up with recipes based on them. In July they were whiskey, grapefruit, stirred, bitters. It was pretty fun to have a set of contstraints of sorts within which to work, and I came up with the Four to the Floor. This month the four elements are gin, lime, syrup, shaken. Surprisingly, I ran back the grapefruit, but in a totally different way.
1 1/2 oz Gin [Bully Boy]
1/2 oz Licor 43
1/2 oz Dry Curacao [Pierre Ferrand]
1/2 oz House Strawberry Basil Black Peppercorn Shrub
Stir ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with basil sprig.
Ahh summer. Between farmer’s markets, variety of in store produce, and pick-your-own options a bound, a great season for the cocktail lover. Last year after a strawberry picking outing, I made a strawberry shrub which, unsurprisingly, didn’t last very long. Flipping through my cocktail journal I came upon one of the recipes I created with it. Continue reading “Summer’s Bounty”
3/4 oz Gin [Ryan and Wood]
3/4 oz Triple Sec [Short Path]
3/4 oz Etrog Liqueur [Sukkah Hill Spirits]
3/4 oz Amaro Montenegro
Stir ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
A few weeks ago Mrs. Muddle informed me a package showed up at our door that appeared to be boozemail. She asked if I was expecting anything, but I was not. It turned out the folks at Sukkah Hill Spirits sent me a bottle of their Etrog liqueur. Continue reading “I’m Gonna Drink You, Sukkah!”
1 oz Gin [Bully Boy]
1 oz Amontillado Sherry [Lustau]
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur [Luxardo]
1/2 oz Aquavit [Linie]
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry.
Welp, it’s one of those weeks again. Things are pretty busy around here and time is a precious commodity because Summer. So I’m dipping into my cocktail journal and pulling out a recipe to write about. This is often an enjoyable bit of potable time travel, as I’ll come across drinks I forgot about or haven’t made in quite some time.
3/4 oz Rye Whiskey [Rittenhouse]
3/4 oz Pimm’s #1
3/4 oz Mead [Sap House Meadery]
3/4 oz Lemon juice
Shake with ice, strain into a chille cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon “honeycomb”.
A few weeks ago my friend and I were driving through eastern NH, on the way to another friends house in Western Maine. Along the side of the road we saw a large sign that read “Sap House Meadery. Turn left in 3/4 of a mile”. We looked at each other and decided to follow those simple directions. Continue reading “The Sweet Science”