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…”
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.
1 1/2 oz Aquavit [Krogstad]
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Limoncello [Fabrizia]
Few dashes Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit twist
This winter, Mrs. Muddle and I were lucky enough to sit at the bar at the Walker Inn for their cocktail omakase style service. Now, I’m plenty familiar with ordering off menu or surrendering my drink choice to the whims of the bartender, it’s a great way to get a more personalized experience. But imagine doing that for a whole set of cocktails, all connected by a common theme, where each one is carefully crafted to highlight particular flavors. That’s what the omakase service at the Walker is all about. On our visit, the theme for the night was winter citrus. Continue reading “Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks”
2016 is officially behind us, so let’s take a peak in the rear view mirror and hand out some some awards (the Muddlees? Still working on that one). On to the winners.
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1 1/2 oz Aquavit 3/4 oz Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
Stir with ice, strain into chilled a cocktail glass
For Mixology Monday this month, Nick from the Booze Baron decreed unto his subjects the theme shall be dry, and not in the British sense of humor way. He gives some hints on what he means when he reminds us:
there’s an entire section of the human sensory experience that enjoys things like wines, dry sherries, dry cider, crisp pilsners, dry lambics, gin with soda not tonic and neat spirits.
A very specific challenge indeed. I decided to run with one of his suggestions and start with sherry as a jumping off point. I assure you this had nothing to do with the fact that my bar has been missing this bottle for a while, and I needed a reason to replenish the stock. Continue reading “MxMo CIX – Come Dry Your Drinks”
1 1/2 oz Dark Rum 3/4 oz Amaro Montenegro
3/4 oz Aquavit Barspoon Absinthe
Rinse a rocks glass with the absinthe, then discard. Combine remaining ingredients in the rocks glass, stir to combine. This is a room temperature cocktail that doesn’t require ice.
My first Mixology Monday is the reason for this early week post, and the theme is “Brace Yourself”. Playing host is the good doctor at Doc Elliot’s Mixology. As he put it, “the challenge is to create a cocktail that will buttress oneself for Winter’s outdoor adventures.” This proved to be especially prescient as the entire eastern seaboard was blanketed by winter storm Jonas this weekend (amazingly, here in Boston, we only ended up with a few inches), so these cocktails will no doubt come in handy. Continue reading “Mixology Monday: No Ice, No problem”