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A Year in Drinks

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.

Top Three Most Viewed Posts
#3 – It’s Pronounced Yah-grr (featuring the Jagroni) – Negroni variation with Becherovka
#2 – Build a Better Bar Part 1: Poppin’ Bottles (featuring the Training Wheels) – A great intro to Aperol

And the most viewed post is…
#1The Ol’ Switcheroo (featuring the Half Windsor Knot) – This one actually makes me Continue reading “A Year in Drinks”

Game Night


Two for His Heels

3/4 oz Genever <Bols>
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth <Dolin>
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth <Dolin>
3/4 oz Amontillado Sherry <Lustau>
Barspoon Orgeat <Fee Bros>
Orange bitters <Regan’s>

Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a cherry (or two).


Friday nights are usually cocktail nights in the Muddle household (and Saturday too, if I’m being completely honest…and sometimes Thurdsays…).  While we sip our drinks, board games and card games often make their way to the table.  A few drinks and some friendly competition make for quite an enjoyable evening.

Continue reading “Game Night”

MxMo CIX – Come Dry Your Drinks


Dry Dock

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.

mxmologo

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”

Home Improvement


Two to the Fifth (Plus Four Pennies)

1 1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz coffee liqueur <Galliano Ristretto>
1/4 oz bourbon <Woodford Reserve>

Stir with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass


For this week’s drink, I decided to go the low alcohol route.   It was my birthday yesterday, and I celebrated by going back to my roots with a trip to a new brewery that opened up nearby, and then had a beer with dinner.  Of course a cocktail was still in the cards, but I figured something a bit more mellow would be a nice end to the day’s festivities.  While I’ve had some delicious low alcohol cocktails at bars, I rarely make them at home.  This seemed like a good time for a challenge. Continue reading “Home Improvement”

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