tea berry-blue (teaberryblue) wrote,
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Cocktail Time! Dryad + 1

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.

Tags: cocktails, food and drink, irish whiskey, recipes
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