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Cocktail Time! Dryad + 1
cap, captain miss america
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I have gotten completely negligent about posting my cocktails for a very bad reason: I have completely lost any interest in naming them, and I feel dumb posting them without names. FAIL!

So here is the drink I made tonight, followed by the nameless drink I made yesterday that I forgot to take pictures of.

Dryad

This is my St. Patrick’s Day cocktail this year, albeit belated as we had our St. Patrick’s Day dinner tonight. But this necessitated using Irish whiskey and since I forgot to go buy something really nice, we ended up with Jameson Special Reserve 12 year, which was fine for this purpose.

I was really, really pleased with this drink because it opened up the same way a perfume does, with notes that hit at different moments as you drink in a more layered and sophisticated way than my drinks usually do. It has a sweet, light maple flavor to open and then the pine creeps in in the middle of a sip in a really nice, subtle way. I called it a Dryad because it tastes like trees!

Ingredients for one cocktail

2 oz Irish Whiskey
1 oz Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur of the Alps
1/2 oz maple syrup plus 1/4 oz to coat glass Use B-grade maple syrup if you can find it (I used the homemade stuff)
1 dash Urban Moonshine Maple Bitters

Instructions
Shake Whiskey, Liqueur, 1/2 oz Maple Syrup in a shaker with ice.
Coat a chilled martini glass with the remaining maple syrup, shake out excess syrup
Pour drink
Add bitters

The drink I made last night is as follows:

Ingredients for one cocktail
2 oz Damrak Gin
3/4 oz Cardamaro
3/4 oz Etrog Citron Liqueur
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a shaker & shake
Pour into chilled martini glass

Does anyone want to name that one? It has a sweet and vegetabley flavor, from the cardamaro and the celery bitters, but it’s not vegetabley in an offensive way. The citron gives it a nice tartness too.

Also, I guess I should ask: who wants to give me cocktail names? Make some up and I will try to make cocktails to go with them!

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.


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Oh crap I saw that and completely forgot to reply! My mom HATES maraschino cherries and I'm not a big fan, either, so I don't ever use them. I have a jar of Morello cherries from Trader Joe's in the fridge and that's what I use when I need cherries.

If you want alcoholic cherries, my recommendation would be to buy a bottle of bourbon or rye whiskey and a jar of maraschino cherries and liquor them up yourself, but there probably are pre-boozed brands; I just never use them, sorry!

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Yummmm that soda sounds awesome.

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All I can say is that I envy you your ability to experiment and the expanse of your liquor cabinet! I generally haven't heard of half your ingredients. Lucky friends!

I want to name the second drink: Urban Rabbit! I'm thinking of Beatrix Potter for some reason. It would probably help if I could taste it (it sounds very good):3

Rabbit was one of the things I was thinking of but I hadn't made the Peter Rabbit connection.

EDIT: WOW, reading comprehension for the FAIL.

Anyway.

I would call the second drink Bittersweet Celadon, because "It has a sweet and vegetabley flavor, from the cardamaro and the celery bitters, but it’s not vegetabley in an offensive way" somehow translates to that particular shade of Korean pottery in my brain. *hands*

Edited at 2011-03-20 05:38 am (UTC)

Drink names!

Six More Weeks (of winter, natch)
Drydock
Midnight Rider
Gilded Lily

It's not a bittersweet drink, but I like the Celadon part!

Combine the two suggestions, make it a Celadon Rabbit? :3

That was exactly my thought!

Celery cocktail? It's got to be a Fifth Doctor.

Because I like naming things and am a nerd.

Because I like naming things and am curious about your alcoholic imagination/inspiration. Naturally, I don't expect all of them but, again, I'm damn curious.

Drinks with names I'd like to say:
Endless Maze
Subspace Portal
Helpful Corn
Sketchy
Spontaneous Human Combustion
Velvet Crowbar
Slain Dragon
Ozone Layer
Legion
Cuddly Kitten
Explosivo
Fresh Paint
Pleasant Dreams

Theme - David Bowie
Major Tom
Ziggy Stardust
the Tin Machine
Goblin King

Theme - Comics in general
John Constantine
the Demon Constantine (as above with a Jäger chaser?)
Doom Patrol
Vandal Savage
SHAZAM!

Theme - the Endless
Death
Destiny
Dream
Desire
Despair
Delirium
Delight
Destruction
Daniel/Dream-in-White
Merv Pumpkinhead
Matthew the Raven
Cain
Abel

Theme - Other
LJIdol Contestants?

Re: Because I like naming things and am a nerd.

I'm not so sure about naming drinks to themes as that can get cheesy and forced, but some of these I can definitely do!

Re: Because I like naming things and am a nerd.

Yes, but I'm a fan of cheesy things like that.

I do look forward to seeing anything you come up with, though, 'cause your cocktail tiems sound so very tasty!

Here are some

The Walter
The Importance of Being Earnest
Stare Decisis (or, the Precedent)
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
The Hipster

And I like the "Urban Rabbit". Like those backyard bunnies you used to have! Way better than my suggestion, which would be "Farmer's Market" or "Drink Your Vegetables"

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