Nosferatu’s Shooter

It’s been a while since I’ve posted back to back days, but I figured I was over due to get some new drinks up here to the blog.

I decided to go for this shot for two reasons. First that it’s been too long since I’ve had a shot, and second because I’ve had this sampler bottle of Godiva sitting for about 10 months that I haven’t touched.

So like any shot there isn’t much savoring to do and it’s a strong “down the hatch” flavor. The aroma is that of whatever vodka you choose with a slight hint of mint. The shot itself is a strong rush of mint flavor with a slight chocolate linger. The cherry garnish at the end really helps ease the mint and cool everything off. It’s not a bad little shot and with the Halloween nut-jobs already starting to plan their events 2 months early, this would could make a good starter for everyone at a party. Made in advance of course.

Overall Rating: 6/10
Alcohol Taste Rating: 9/10

Nosferatu’s Shooter

1/3 Part Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1/3 Part Vodka
1/3 Part Peppermint Schnapps
Speared Cherry

Layer in a presentation shot glass (watch your ABV percentages for a proper layer). Spear a maraschino cherry and set it on top. Down in one gulp and eat the cherry.

nosferatu's shooter

“Take a bite!”

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Flaming Blue Blaster

Well this is certainly an interesting drink for my return from another blog hiatus. The “Flaming Blue Blaster” starts out by breaking a simple rule of mixology: “Don’t shake drinks that are alcohol only. Stir them.” NOPE we’re shaking this drink for some weird reason.

An interesting blue-green color starts you off questioning what is even in this drink (besides curacao). You’re greeting with a pleasant peppermint aroma, with a subtle note of oaky bourbon. The drink starts out sweet and tangy thanks to the curacao, it moves to an oaky alcohol taste in the middle (thanks to the Oakheart Rum, and if finishes in two segments; first a bourbon taste then a refreshing mint. I think my use of both the 100 proof bourbon and 100 proof schnapps for this drink fit the name quite well. For a less intense variation you could easily move to a more moderately proofed variation of either. Even with the intense flavor and proof components it’s still a very good drink and not too overpowering. I’d recommend giving this one a try for a slow sipper style cocktail.

Overall Rating: 7.8/10
Alcohol Taste Rating: 9.5/10

Flaming Blue Blaster

1 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Peppermint Schnapps
3/4 oz Blue Curacao
1/4 oz Spiced Rum

Shake and strain with ice. Strain into an iced tumbler.

"You Crazy Blaster-ed!"

“You Crazy Blaster-ed!”

Mint Condition

It’s the first day of Fall and we’re rolling in the season with an interesting bourbon drink. Now I’m not one for coffee in general, but I will tolerate Kahlua on the occasion, and this makes an interesting use of the liqueur. The oaky taste of bourbon and Kahlua begins this drink and it ends on a refreshing peppermint blast. Presentation is pretty simple, and its  slight mint and earthy bourbon aromas. If you have the ingredients it might be worth a try, but personally I’ll be ranking this one lower as coffee doesn’t sit well on my palette.

Mint Condition

3/4 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz Kahlua

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled sour glass.

mint condition

“It’s not super collectable, but it is in Mint Condition.”

Black and Mint Shot

I’ll be the first to admit that a shot isn’t really a solo drink. In fact it’s not one that is even a “smart” choice on most occasions. However, the art of layering a shot really fascinates me. Specific gravity of different alcohols cause the higher percentages to float over more sugary and dense liquids. I modeled the Black and Mint after both taste and a strong visual component.

The drink starts with a hard bite, rolls into a powerful refreshing mint, and drops off with a sweet finish.

Alcohol Rating: 9/10
Overall Rating: 7/10
Make it Again? Currently on the Menu (but shots are more for parties)

 

black and mint shot

Black and Mint

Simple syrup
Green crème de menthe
Peppermint schnapps
Dark rum

Standard Shot Glass: Start with a dash of simple syrup at the bottom of the glass. Layer in crème de menthe to just under half, add peppermint schnapps until almost full. Splash dark rum on top

Debutante

What another drink this week!? Yep here comes another recipe so good I couldn’t let it wait until next week. Taste wise the drink reminds me of a “Jade” (recipe on the menu page). You don’t really taste the peach here, but you get a nice sweet/sour taste with a little mint afterward. This is a great use of Tequila, and I’m really happy that it’s the first Tequila drink here at MoM.

Debutante

1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz White Creme de Menthe (Peppermint Schnapps used)
1 1/2 oz Sweet ‘n’ Sour

Shake and Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Optional Garnish with a Lemon Twist

debuante tequila cocktail

~ Tequila? I barely now ‘a

Nerd Swag and New Tastes

Well, I am a day late but hey I was drinking what do you expect. Also I don’t have a

Last week I mentioned about some new glassware and I figured I’d have to show off my nerdy/geeky pints (and a shot)

ImageYeah, It’s pretty easy to see what I’m into. The plus side to waiting a bit for this post is that I can also say that my selection of ingredients is nearing what I originally set as a “complete list.” Adding to that “more complete bar” are these two:

ImageThe gin I’m not real familiar with other than knowing my Dad might just drink it before I do, provided I do/don’t bring home any tonic water.