Saturday, February 25, 2017

#126 Button Hook Cocktail

Tonight we have the Button Hook Cocktail.   I've never worn button on boots nor do I think I ever will need to own button on boots, so I'll never need to use a button hook. The fashion of  this style of footwear was started by Queen Victoria.
Now let on to the cocktail.

Made with Creme de Menthe (White), Apricot Brandy, Absinthe Substitute, and Brandy. Take a  1/2 oz of each and shake.

You have a beautiful golden color and a little bit of froth on it. The Taste is kind of fruity and well-balanced. It is a little bit sweet for my taste but I'd highly recommend you try it.

Next up the Cafe the Paris Cocktail. Looking forward to the recipe I see that it has......oh no... not again........egg white.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

#110 Brazil Cocktail

What I hear the name Brazil the first thing I think of is the Terry Gilliam movie about a
dystopian future,  after that I think of the bombshell Carmen Miranda, Carnival, soccer, corruption, poverty, and pollution.  Now this cocktail has nothing to do with any of those things.

I'm thinking that some of theses cocktails are archaic,  that is to say they were made very much at the time the writing this book but here we go with Brazil cocktail.

Made with Dry Vermouth, Sherry, Bitters and Absinthe Substitute. Stirred with cracked ice and served in a cocktail glass.

It certainly looks nice with a very pleasing caramel color a little hazy but that's to be expected. The taste however is underwhelming. The flavors didn't merge well. I wouldn't spend money on it but it wasn't awful.

 Next up the button hook cocktail.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

#77 The Bombay cocktail. (Not the Mumbai cocktail. )

I'm getting back into this, and  I don't know why. Maybe the muse has hit me,  maybe it's just boredom or maybe it's at the place I keep all my liquor is really really full.    (Mostly the latter to be truthful.)  So,  I'm going to be sticking with one main type of liquor in this case and then move on to the next.   We are starting with  Absinthe Substitute.*

Tonight's drink contains both types of Vermouth, Pernod's, Brandy and Curacao. Unfortunately it's going to look a little weird because the only course I have is blue.  I could probably use Triple Sec instead however I'm going for taste overlooks and I have the Curacao.  Now on to the drink.

It has a very nice green blue look to it but it smells overwhelmingly  like licorice.  It tastes like sweetened licorice as well.      Yuck!  

I might of made the drink incorrectly as the Pernod and Curacao amounts were minuscule.  I'm not going to try this one again.

One other book had a recipe for this, but only called for lemon juice
, East India Punch and served in a Pimm's No.1 cup.  I have no idea what the punch is nor have I ever seen a Pimm's cup of any number.  

*A note on absinthe substitute. At the time of the most of these books were published absinthe was not available in the United States as stated above I am trying to be as accurate to the recipes as possible.  This is why I'm not using absinthe in any of the cocktails.