1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with lemon oil.
Gulliver's GrogThe idea came to me on my flight back from Tales of the Cocktail this past July with a note to myself to make a Grog with the syrup that I had made a month or so before. However, the drink came into fruition when a regular requested an Indian-inspired drink, and luckily I had the syrup and the spirits handy. For spirits, I opted for Indian rum accented with Indonesian Batavia Arrack. Given the guest's pleasure with the mix, I put the recipe into action as one of our drinks of the day with a similar level of success. For a name, I opted for the 1726 reference to Gulliver's Travels in how the ingredients were quite mobile across the world.
• 1 1/2 oz Old Monk Rum
• 1/2 oz Batavia Arrack
• 1 oz Piccalilli Syrup (*)
• 1/2 oz Lime Juice
• 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
• 1 dash Angostura Bitters
• 12 drop St. George Absinthe
Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass, add ice, and garnish with a lime wheel and freshly grated nutmeg.
(*) Sub a turmeric-forward curry powder here at around 1 Tbsp per 1 cup sugar and 1 cup boiling water. Let steep overnight and either carefully decant or strain through a coffee filter.
The SunOkay, just the recipe alone is pure nerdom in the cocktail sense without even needing a theme like astronomy to tie it back to this Mixology Monday. I listed my ingredient choices, substitutions, and omissions to get this drink done to the best of my technical and inventory capabilities. Once prepared, The Sun shared a nutmeg aroma that was joined with allspice and other notes from the bitters. Next, the sip through a straw was mellow from the orange juice and curaçao with some crispness from the lime. Finally, the swallow offered brandy and Jamaican rum funk flavors that concluded with a floral and herbal finish.
The juice of half an orange (1 oz) and half a lime (1/2 oz) in the bottom of a large, thin glass; add and dissolve a spoonful of powdered sugar with a dash of mineral water (omit sugar and mineral water).
• 1 pony of fine brandy (1 oz Camus VS Cognac)
• 1/2 pony of Jamaican rum (1/2 oz Rum Fire)
• 1 dash Benedictine (1/3 oz)
• 1 dash Curaçao (1/3 oz Senior Curaçao)
• 1 dash crème de rose (1/3 oz Combier Liqueur de Rose)
Mix this thoroughly (shake with ice briefly and strain into the glass), fill your glass with fine ice (crushed ice via Lewis Bag); stir well; ornament with frozen snow in the centre, and the brim with fruits (omit fruits); write on the top of the snow "The Sun," with nutmeg (write "Sun" with drops of Angostura Bitters and grate nutmeg over the rest of the snow). Should you have no real snow, beat up the white of an egg with a little fine sugar (1 egg white, 1/2 tsp cane crystal sugar).