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.
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.
Today’s Drink is not only on schedule, but is a potent blast of berry flavor. The Red Devil is one of those dangerous mixes, like the “Long Island Iced Tea,” which is sure to get you plastered if you’re not drinking lightly. This variation is a half recipe of the Red Devil. that I’m calling the “Red Demon.” The plus to the Red Demon is that it will fit in a pint glass. The Red Devil will not, you’ll have to find something bigger.
3/4 oz Peach Schnapps
3/4 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Sloe Gin
3/4 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Orange Juice
Dash of Grenadine
Shake all with ice, serve into an half iced pint glass. (For Red Devil find something big enough or serve in two pints)
I figured the Majora’s Mask glass fit the theme of “Demon” quite well.
*Update: This drink makes the potency of a Long Island Iced Tea look mild. Watch how fast you’re downing this one.
As the weather get’s colder I am reminded that my trusty cactus “Gonzalez” will need some shelter from the snow before too long. In previous years Gonzalez sat by the basement window which has since become the bar. This has become a problem. So with some clever reorganizing and cleaning up of some unnecessary clutter the bar is now in 2.0 mode!
In addition to the new set up I received some old/new glassware from my Grandpa. Most of them appear to be small versions of Cocktail, Coupe, and Sour Glasses, but once again I’m still just learning things. So with the cleaning off of a studio shelf I was able to make an easy access to the glassware.
Retro and Nerd Swag
So for the main update tomorrow I’ve got an original cocktail brewing. Guess what? It’s pumpkin season!