Orange Crush

It was time to break out the Dry Curacao. I had bought it a year ago knowing it was a common ingredient in classic cocktails and assumed we’d need it. But nope. Not even once has any stumbled-upon recipe called for it. So I went looking. What I found was this recipe for an Orange…

Gin & Jam

I’d been coming across a lot of gin-and-jam recipes this past year and thought it was time to try one. My timing, however, wasn’t ideal since my raspberry freezer-jam stash was long, l-o-n-g, gone. My best option? Good, ol’ E.D. Smith. Ed, as he’s affectionately known to me, makes an apricot passionfruit jam that’s tart…

The Impeachment

It was time for a Sunday dinner on a Saturday because people are going sailing. Z needed a drink so he foolishly wondered to himself if there was a Reddit for cocktails. Turns out there are two: R/cocktail and R/cocktails. This tasty concoction came from the front page of R/cocktails. It appears to be a…

Sex Pistol

Tasked with finding a cocktail at the last minute, Z went looking through the cabinet to see what we had in abundance and found the Goldschlager. Some time on the net revealed this new cocktail which appeared to be the most palatable choice given what was available. The Sex Pistol (named for the 70s punk rock band)…

Honey Bee

The honey-sweeten Honey Bee cocktail is a rum variant of the Prohibition-era Bee’s Knees (which uses gin) we’ve tried previously. It is built on a standard rum sour model but yet remains unique due to the smooth honey flavour. One of my research sites said this rum-based cocktail is”much more forgiving of aggressive honey flavours” and I have to agree. Our liquor…

Vesperado

It’s a combination of a Vesper and… We had some new orange bitters we wanted to try and I went looking for something that might suit our tastes and current bar stock. This drink popped up almost right away, but as I looked further I found that Vesperado is a pretty common name among mixologists…

Blood Orange Margarita

To mark the Lunar New Year in boozy style, we not surprisingly reached for three ingredients that pull at our celebratory heartstrings: silver tequila, salt, and lime juice. Then, to make it about the new year (rather than just us), we broke out the oranges, considered traditional symbols of abundance and good fortune. For this…

Cucumber & Vodka Tonic

Flavoured vodka? Pass. In fact, just cruising the booze aisle eyeing the nauseatingly sweet combinations is enough to give me a hangover. So when I came across the cucumber vodka and stopped, no one was more surprised than I was. Alas, I’d seen three different celebrity chefs mixing up cucumber cocktails that week, so I…

Cuban Peach

It was Z’s turn to make a drink again so he went looking through the cabinet to see what was in abundance. He found a mostly full bottle of peach schnapps and the internet provided the following modern cocktail — although there were  no readily findable facts or histories. That night we had mixed up…

Chocolate-Covered Cherry

After finding a bottle of crème de cacao for the Brandy Alexander, Z went looking for something else to use it in, along with what we had to hand one Sunday. With his usual google-fu, Z found on the following cocktail on BarNoneDrinks.com. As far as we know, there is no specific history to this…