Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#20 American Grog!

Fabled beverage of song and story! Favorite of pirates and scallywags.   From what I've heard it actually was an attempt to make the rum aboard a ship unpalatable. I don't know if that's the truth but here it is

American Grog

1 Lump of sugar
Juice of 1/4 lemon
1.5 oz of Rum (Ronrico)

Fill hot whiskey glass with hot water and stir.

Not bad,  needs a bit more sugar or a different rum.   If I had the flu, this would be good.

Now I remember a certain blogger that sang about grog in his younger days, maybe he'll do a You Tube video for tonight's drink.........

Oh and hit my Amazon Link and shop, I get a kickback. :)

Next up: Apple Brandy Cocktail

Sunday, February 19, 2012

No. 11-Alaska Cocktail

It's been a while but hey if I had more readers (or more people using my amazon links) I'd post more often. Now on to to the cocktail....
North of the Great White North, the last wilderness......
This cocktail probably has nothing to with our 49th state but the Chartreuse may evoke the gold rush, I don't know.

Alaska Cocktail

2 dashes of Orange Bitters
1 1/2 oz of Gin (Bombay Sapphire)
3/4 oz of Yellow Chartreuse

Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a 3oz glass.

No photo today due to technical issues, but the taste is kind of medicinal.   Maybe I put in too much bitters or I'm not use to the taste of Chartreuse  but no Sir I don't like it.

Next up:  American Grog