Why they all can’t be winners

East India Cocktail 3 oz. brandy 1/2 oz. raspberry syrup 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 tsp. orange Curacao (Cointrea) 1 tsp. maraschino liqueur from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh. We might just have to file this one under “Seemed like a good idea at the… Read More »Why they all can’t be winners

The Oriental Cocktail

First the formal introductions… 2 oz. Rye Whiskey 1/2 oz. Cointreau 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth 1/2 oz. Lime Juice Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Last night B and I enjoyed this one again for the first time in a long while. I have to admit… Read More »The Oriental Cocktail

Harvard Fizz

B here. It’s hot today here in the Central Valley of California, and I assisted M while he changed the oil in our truck. After that it was cocktail time. But what to have? I wanted something light but not overly summery. I wanted to go into my air conditioned… Read More »Harvard Fizz

When Scientists Drink

M here. We’ll kick this one off with a bit of rhetorical stroll. It begins when I received And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails by Wayne Curtis as a birthday gift from our friends the Bob and Nancy. It’s an easy and… Read More »When Scientists Drink

The Mojito, v. 1.1?

The Mojito Ingredients 2 oz. Rum 3/4 oz. lime juice 6-8 mint leaves (and a sprig) 1 tsp. bar sugar (superfine, not powdered) Soda water (seltzer, not club soda) Mixing Instructions In a tall collins glass, muddle mint leaves, sugar and lime juice. Add rum. Add ice. Top with soda.… Read More »The Mojito, v. 1.1?

Thus begins the odyssey

From the inner most fibers of my being (the innermost fibers of Brenda’s MolecularKnitting blog) comes a commentary on our sojourn into the world of cocktails.  Even though it’s a familiar path, there always seems to be something new along the way. Pip pip