Saturday, July 30, 2011

...and it annoys the pig.

I've removed the adds because they just arn't doing anything.  The Amazon links will still be here.   Use the links to buy anything and I get a kickback.

Now here's Burt Ward's hit single.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

#9 Alabama Cocktail

It's still too dammed hot here in the Delaware valley.   Maybe, a drink would cool me down.

1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of powered sugar
1 1/2 oz of brandy
1 teaspoon of curacao

Shake well and strain.

This is kind of bland.  It has a vague medicine taste to it.  It's neither good nor bad but it isn't refreshing either. Maybe the next drink will be better.

Next: Alabama Fizz

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Pi Approximation day

Its the 22 day of the 7th  month, lets celibate one of the most useful mathematical constants. So tonight, have some pie to celebrate.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Penguin Sings!

Use the Amazon links or there will be more. This is not an idle threat.

#8 After Supper Cocktail

Another hot day here in the northeast,  with predicted highs in the triple digits.  I dread weather like this,  when it's cold I can put on more clothes, but  when its hot all I can do is sit around. As promised, the After Supper Cocktail, maybe it will cool me off.

1 oz Apricot Brandy
1 oz Curaco
1/2 teaspoon lemon

Shake well, and strain.

The ratio of lemon seems to make this better then in the After Dinner.   The Apricot and Triple Sec are more pronounced and balanced.  Every sip is a delight and refreshing.

Next: Alabama Cocktail

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises teaser reaction

Wow., thats a lot of....well....nothing.  I do know the movie is a still a year out, but most of it was cut from the last two movies.   I want to see Cat Woman, the new Batmobie and a clear shot of Bane.

And WB won't let me host the video, curse you Barry Myers.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

#7 After Dinner Cocktail

On this bright warm day,  I bring glass of sunshine. But first, a confession. I did subsitute Triple Sec for the Curaco and used bottled lime juice. It's what I had, and I can't find clear Curaco here in Pennsylvina.

1 oz Apricot Flavored Brandy
1 oz Curaco
Juice of one lime

Shake well,  strain, leave lime in the glass.

This is tasty.  Sweet and sour, a very complex flavor combonation.   I give it my thumbs up.

Next up, its twin the After Supper Cocktail.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Musings and The Thin Man

There won't be a cocktail tonight, I need to go out and buy more liquor.  In the mean time I' ve trying to find out if tried to drink through Mr.Boston.  I've found a few blogs but none of them succeded.  I susspect that they didn't go into this with a plan and they used a more later edition with more recipies.

So to keep your attention here are some clips dealing with cocktails from The Thin Man

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

#6 Affinity Cocktail

After a hard day at work I decided I needed a drink.  So on to tonights drink.

Affinity Cocktail

3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz Blended Scotch Whisky
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters

Stir with ice.

It tastes at first like mouthwash, but after a few sips its quite enjoyable.  As my lovely wife says, "A good drink to nurse." and I'd have to agree.  I think I'll have a affinity for this drink .

Next: After Dinner Cocktail

Sunday, July 10, 2011

#5 Adonis Cocktail

Named after the mythic lover of Aphrodite, this cocktail is wine based.  I raise tonights drink to my lovely wife who is away for the weekend.

1 Dash Orange Bitters
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 1/2 oz Dry Sherry

Stir well

The taste reminds me of a port but fruiter and lighter in the mouth. This is a drink that I must rember to revisit.  

Next up:  Affinity Cocktail 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

#4 Absinthe Special Cocktail

Now to the last of the Absinthe subsitute drinks, for a while anyway.
1 1/2 oz of Absinthe subsitute
1 oz of water
1/4 teaspoon of powdered sugar
1 dash of orange bitters

Shake and serve in a cocktail glass.
I'll be using simple syrup instead if sugar tonight, just to make mixing a bit easier.

Looks nice, as all these drinks do.  But the taste is just anise and bitter but I'll call it nasty.  Since I'm dumping my glass down the sink, I'll do another tonight.

Next: Addonis Cocktail

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Absinthe Drip

So here is what Mr. Boston says to do.

"Pour 1 1/5 oz of absinthe subsitute in a special drip glass or Old Fashoned cocktail glass. Place cube of sugar over hole in drip spoon. (or in silver tea strainer). Pack spoon or strainer with cracked ice, pour cold water to fill. When the wate has dripped through , drink is ready. "

Now, I don't own a drip glass, spoon or any other absinthe doodads. So I need to improvise, I have a pitcher filled with water and ice, a slottled spoon and an old fashioned glass. Let's try it out.

Hmmm...looks nice. Let me taste it........watery and sweet, I don't really like it. I think I added too much water, but I will boldly strive forward to the next drink!


To go: 745

Next is Absinthe Special Cocktail

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Captain America

With the Cap movie hitting theaters and The Avengers out next year, it leaves me to wonder what version of Cap they will use. Will it be the remorse filled one of the death of Bucky, or the no nosense one from the Ultimates with the 1940s moral code.

I feel that patrotic heroes can be often be written to focus on one political belief and that tends to piss off the rest.

I do have to say though, I am looking forward to the movie and the beating up of tons of nazis.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Absinthe Cocktail or Absent cocktail

To tell the truth I wasn't looking forward this one. I am not a lover of anise this one calls for two ingredients that features it.

1 1/2 oz of Absinthe substitute
3/4 oz water
1/4 Anisette
1 dash of orange bitters.

Shake and serve in a cocktail glass.

A beautiful looking drink and the scent of it fills the room. The flavor reminds me of licorice jelly beans coating my mouth. Not bad at all.

Oh and before anyone asks why I didn't use real absinthe, it was illegal when the book was published and we don't have anyway.

To go: 746

Next up is Absinthe Drip

Looking after I leaped

I was out buying ingredents at the local liquor store and was chatting with the clerk and he asked how many drink are in the book. I didn't have an answer for him and just maybe I should find out.

Ye gods!! That's 748 drinks! What did I get myself into?

At about three drinks a week, its going to take 5 years.

Well 1 down and 747 to go.