Monday, June 15, 2009

Mixology Monday

This is the first time i have participated in Mixology Monday, it is hosted this week by my pal RumDood and he picked the topic of 'Ginger'!!

So to start out my post i am going to revisit 3 cocktails i came up with recently that feature Ginger, and then reveal a brand new cocktail that i have created especially for this occasion-- are we thirsty??

'The Battle of Puebla'

Garnish with a Large (or long if you prefer) Lemon Zest

1 Oz Don Amado Rustico
2 Oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
2 Dashes of Peychauds Bitters
.5 Oz Fresh Lemon (feel free to adjust)

add some ice Stir and THOROUGHLY CHILL.

The original recipe for this i posted as a Cinco de Mayo (The Battle of Puebla is the reason for the celebration) cocktail.

The Ginger Politic

1.5oz Sazerac Rye
1 oz Ginger Liqueur
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Angostura's Bitters
Shake all of the ingredients with ice vigorously, strain into a chilled Cocktail Glass. Cherry for garnish (include a bit of the juice for color and sweetness!)
This drink is a tasty treat, i thinking about making another one right now. . .

A Quiet Storm. . .

2 Shots White Rum
1 Shot Ginger Liqueur
¾ Oz Fresh Lime Juice
Shake with Ice, strain into Chilled Cocktail Glass.
Garnish with a Lemon twist

This is fun to . . kind of like a Dark and Stormy concentrated-- or something. i always put a couple dashes of bitters in this (Angostura, or Amargo) but it was about 50/50 on the reception so i left them out.

Now for the new, made especially for today...

Spicy Moose

2 Oz Matusalem Clasico
1 Oz Chocolate Liqueur
 used one from Tangerine Mountain Distillery
1 Oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
4 healthy slices of fresh Ginger root.

Place ginger slices in base of mixing glass and muddle, add rum and muddle, then add the rest and shake vigorously, strain into chilled glass, dust with fresh grated nutmeg and a piece of chocolate covered candied ginger.
This drink is delicious-- such a surprise-- the Chocolate makes a huge difference. the first one i made with no-name Creme de Cacao and the drink was ok, but it did not sing.. With the TMD Chocolate it did sing-- Enjoy, and thanks Matt for the invite!