Archive for November, 2009

New Fangled

Once again, what follows is a recipe I’ve submitted to a community cookbook. I am having one right now, and I like it a lot.

10 mL Lemon Hart 151 proof demerera rum
1 Luxardo Marache Cherry
2 matches
2 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey-Barrel Aged Bitters
4 drops Water, cold
60 mL Rye Whiskey
1 Orange

1. Pour rum into an Old Fashioned glass, swirl around coating all sides of the glass.
2. Drop the cherry in the center, and squish it once with a muddler.
3. With a match, ignite the contents of the glass, let burn until it goes out.
4. Pour out excess rum, leaving the cherry in the glass.
5. Add water and bitters and swirl around to mix.
6. Add rye.
7. Garnish with a flamed orange peel. To do this, use a paring knife to cut a medallion of orange peel (only the part that you would use for zest, as though you are peeling it). Carefully holding the medallion by its sides over the glass, light a match and hold it between the peel and the glass and squeeze the peel towards the glass releasing the oils through the flame onto the top of the cocktail. Then place the flamed peel into the glass.

Serves 1


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Cute Bloody Mary

What follows is a recipe I’ve submitted to a community cookbook for a big ol’ batch of my own special Bloody Mary’s.

Credit for the inclusion of Cel-Ray goes to my dear friend Matt L.

28 oz. Tomato Juice, low sodium
9 oz. Gin
4.5 oz. Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
15 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
15 dashes Aromatic Bitters
15 dashes Hot Sauce (Tobasco, Cholula, Tapatio, etc.)
2 pinches Kosher Salt, or to taste
2 pinches Black Pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
2+ T. Old Bay
12 oz. (1 can) Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray Soda
3 stalks Celery, halved the long way

1. Wet the outside rim of each of six 12 oz. glasses under a faucet.
2. Place glasses upside down on a saucer and spoon old bay onto rim.
3. In a pitcher, combine first eight ingredients and stir thoroughly.
4. Divide Bloody Mary mixture prepared in step 3 evenly among the six glasses (~7 oz.)
5. Top each glass with 2 oz. of soda and garnish with a halved celery stalk.

Serves 6

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