Tuesday, June 23, 2015

hungry like the wolf

1 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1 oz Pimm's No. 1
1/2 oz St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass containing 2 oz ginger beer. Fill with crushed ice, garnish with a lemon twist, and add straws.
Three Sundays ago was the first Yacht Rock Sunday at Loyal Nine. For the inaugural list that was paper clipped to the main drink menu, I had six drinks all named after yacht rock tunes. By far, the most popular drink that night was the Hungry Like the Wolf subtitled "Mouth is alive with juices like Bourbon," and it has done quite well the next two Sundays. I am not sure if it was due to the Duran Duran influence, the fact that it was Bourbon-based, or just that it contained crowd-pleasing ginger notes. The idea was inspired by the Twelve Gauge; however, the only ingredient that remained from that recipe at the end was the whiskey. The final product was a morph of a Pimm's Cup and a Bourbon Buck. To the Bourbon backbone, fruit notes from the Pimm's, elderflower, and lemon mingled with spice from the ginger beer and floral notes from the St. Elder.

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