2 oz Mezcal [Fidencio]
3/4 oz honey syrup
1/4 oz lime juice
Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with time twist and honeycomb (if you have it).
The other day Mrs. Muddle came home with a chunk of honeycomb from The Boston General Store. When I asked what this was for she responded, “not quite sure, but I figured you could use it in some of your pictures.” Challenge excepted! Continue reading
Guest post alert!! I’m pulling double duty today as I have a guest post over at the Garnish blog (run by my fellow Boston cocktail blogger, Katie). And as teaser, it’s Star Wars themed. We now return to our regularly scheduled program.
1 oz Bourbon [Woodford Reserve]
1 oz Reposado Tequila [Espolon]
1/2 oz Hot Honey Syrup*
1/4 oz Etrog Liqueur [Sukkah Hill Spirits]
1/4 oz Lime Juice
Few sprigs of Mint
Combine mint and honey syrup in a mixing glass. Muddle gently. Add remaining ingredients. Shake with ice, strain into a julep cup filled with crushed ice (or an ice filled rocks glass). Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig.
*if you don’t have hot honey syrup, regular honey syrup or simple syrup with a few dashes of hot sauce works too
I was struggling what to write about today. It’s Cinco de Mayo, so a margarita of some sort is the obvious choice. But it’s also the Kentucky Derby this weekend and Mint Juleps are in the air. After much deliberation, I realized the answer was right in front of me. It’s mashup time! Continue reading
2 oz Gin <Boodles>
3/4 oz Honey Syrup*
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Combine ingredients and shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist. You can also change the amount of honey syrup and lemon to fit your palate. Taken from Dale DeGroff’s The Craft of the Cocktail.
There are some classics that have quite the reputation, even to those not deeply entrenched in the cocktail world. Your Manhattans, your Martinis, your Daquiris, and so on. Then there are classics you discover when you get your first proper cocktail book, or when you go to a bar that has a whole portion of their menu devoted to Prohibition Era drinks (or even before) . The Bee’s Knees falls into this camp. Continue reading