Who wants to get drunk?
That last part was kind of a lie. I haven’t been drinking at all. Here’s my cucumber gimlet recipe - and I’m working on a recipe for a Paris/time travel themed cocktail that I’ll share soon.
- 2 oz gin
- juice of 1 1/2 limes
- 1/4 chopped cucumber
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- a blender
- ice and an old fashioned glass
Puree the cucumbers and juice of 1/2 a lime and strain. Mix the rest together over ice and stir carefully with a spoon. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
I feel like I must explain my absence, but the truth is…I just haven’t been drinking a whole lot lately.
I promise to drink more and teach you about interesting and sometimes disgusting cocktails in the near future. I promise.
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice (pink’s OK)
- 2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
- top with cava or champagne.
Recipe tooted by @maddow. I submitted the name. We’ll see if it takes like the Buckminster Fuller did. @jkoradio started a trend with naming cocktails after famous architects.
I’ll be trying this one tomorrow.
- ¾ ounce Hibiscus and Orange Peel-infused Sweet vermouth (Cinzano)
- ¾ ounce Cointreau
- 1½ ounce Maker’s Mark
- Dash of Fee Brother’s Orange bitters
- Orange peel
- Combine ingredients in the glass half of a Boston shaker and stir 30-40 times. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with orange peel (flaming optional).
The Blue Owl - 196 Second Ave. (downstairs) - NY, NY 10003
Its like a spicier and orangier Manhattan, but I think with roofies in it. Still…very tasty, and they have a happy hour from 5-8 most nights and 5-10 on Wednesadys.
- Muddle small amounts of honey, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom (quantities unknown at this time)
- 1 ½ oz bourbon
- shake hard with chipped ice
- serve in old fashioned glass with 2 ice cubes
- garnish with freshly sliced jalapeño
Elsa - 217 E. 3rd Street - NY, NY 10009
Ordered this after finding that Elsa didn’t have any creme de violette for an Aviation Cocktail (but don’t hold that against the place.) Very lovely cocktail for bitter cold nights in the East Village.
Elsa’s even worth the trek if you’re not in the neighborhood. Quiet room with bands like Destroyer and Pavement reminding me of my previous years on the east side.