The Fitzgerald

Today’s cocktail “The Fitzgerald” is a great Gin drink that doesn’t limit the spirit to the summer months. While many Gin drinks are refreshing for a late summer’s afternoon, this one’s use of bitters makes it much more mellow. Despite the abundance of lemon juice, I wouldn’t categorize this as a sour drink. Instead look at this as a highlighter to your bitters, as the flavor comes through from the aromatics. While I made this drink with Angostura Bitters, I believe it’s worth trying with a variety of other flavors (orange specifically is what came to mind).

Fitzgerald Cocktail

½ oz Simple Syrup
1 ½ oz Gin
1 ½ oz Lemon Juice
3 Dashes of Bitters (Aromatic)

Shake with ice strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Fitzgerald Cocktail

Sweet and Bitter at it’s best!

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Dog Sled

Ever wanted a Whiskey sour that tasted a little sweeter? Well that’s the “Dog Sled” in a nutshell.

It’s good… but it’s a little too simple for my tastes, and the presentation leaves something to be desired.

Dog Sled

1 1/2 oz Canadian Club Whiskey
2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine

Shake and strain into a chilled tumbler glass.

Dog Sled Cocktial

~Arf Arf Woof

Dream of Love

Need a sweet drink for your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Why not make her (or him) a Dream of Love. Sweet, not too dry, tropical, and smooth.

See how it’s made on the new episode of the show: http://youtu.be/sofbVGDHiNg

Dream of Love

1 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Splash of Blue Curacao
Splash of Lemon Juice
3 oz Pineapple Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

So good you'll think you're dreaming!

So good you’ll think you’re dreaming!

Double Agent Cocktail

This week I bring you a drink that tastes just like Code Red Mountain Dew. Seriously, that’s what it tastes like. Not that I’m complaining though.

Double Agent
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Rose’s Grenadine Syrup
1/2 oz Rose’s Lime Juice
Top with Sprite/7-Up

Straight build ingredients in an iced tumbler.

Double Agent Cocktail

~ The name’s Skyy, Skyy Vodka

Also be sure to stay tuned for this months special Valentine’s Day episode of the show coming this Wednesday (yeah it’s a week late, but I wanted it to line up with the holiday better). For that episode I’ll be making a drink called the Dream of Love, with a post to follow.

Kool Aid (Late)

So this week I’m late by a day again, but here to bring you a very interesting mix. The Kool Aid is nothing like the name suggests. It’s not very attractive nor very tasty. While it is a decent drink, I was confused on how exactly to place the taste. The flavors don’t really meld together that well, and your left tasting each of them a little at a time. This is one of those drinks like the “watermelon” that I certainly wouldn’t serve first. Try it if you’re looking for something different, but it’s not something I can recommend very much. There are two versions of this drink found in my recipe book. The first is without the “optional” ingredients. The second is with both of them. Maybe this recipe just needs tweaking a bit. My guess is to ditch the amaretto as it’s the strangest ingredient of the set.

Kool Aid

1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Midori
1/2 oz Amaretto
2 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Southern Comfort (Optional)
Splash of Grenadine (Optional)

Straight build in an iced tumbler.

OH YEAH!

OH YEAH!