jm + cocktails   27

"1 like = 1 delicious cocktail recipe or booze fact."
Great cocktail factoid thread from Manhattans Project/Every Cloud's Felix Cohen
felix-cohen  cocktails  booze  factoids  history  drinks 
4 weeks ago by jm
In 1973, I invented a ‘girly drink’ called Baileys
The creation of the iconic booze:
'We bought a small bottle of Jamesons Irish Whiskey and a tub of single cream and hurried back. It was a lovely May morning. 1973. Underdogs Sunderland had just won the FA Cup. We mixed the two ingredients in our kitchen, tasted the result and it was certainly intriguing, but in reality bloody awful. Undaunted, we threw in some sugar and it got better, but it still missed something. We went back to the store, searching the shelves for something else, found our salvation in Cadbury’s Powdered Drinking Chocolate and added it to our formula. Hugh and I were taken by surprise. It tasted really good. Not only this, but the cream seemed to have the effect of making the drink taste stronger, like full-strength spirit. It was extraordinary.'
whiskey  cream  booze  drinks  baileys  1970s  history  1973  chocolate  cocktails 
7 weeks ago by jm
Meet the Espresso Tonic, Iced Coffee's Bubbly New Cousin
Bit late on this one but YUM
To make the drink, Box Kite baristas simply load a glass with ice, fill it about three quarters of the way with chilled tonic, and then top it off with an espresso shot — typically from roasters like Madcap (MI) and Ritual (SF). Often, baristas pull the espresso shot directly on top of the tonic and ice mixture, forgoing the process of first pulling it into a cup and then pouring the espresso from cup to glass.
tonic-water  recipes  espresso  coffee  drinks  cocktails 
august 2017 by jm
Letters and Liquor
These are lovely! (via Ben)
Letters and Liquor illustrates the history of lettering associated with cocktails. From the 1690s to the 1990s, I’ve selected 52 of the most important drinks in the cocktail canon and rendered their names in period-inspired design. I post a new drink each week with history, photos and recipes. Don’t want to miss a single cocktail? Click here for email updates.
cocktails  text  letters  typography  graphics  history  booze 
july 2017 by jm
ANSI K100.1-1974
ANSI standard safety code and requirements for dry martinis
standards  alcohol  martini  gin  recipes  martinis  cocktails 
june 2017 by jm
The Really Good Pickle Martini
The Really Good Pickle Martini

2 oz Gordon’s London dry gin;
1/4 oz Martini & Rossi extra dry vermouth;
1/4 oz pickle juice;
Garnish: Skewered dill pickle slice;
Glass: Cocktail

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir briskly with a bar spoon for about 1 minute.

Strain into a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with a skewered dill pickle slice.
recipes  pickles  martini  cocktails  pickle-juice  gin  vermouth 
june 2017 by jm
Blueberry Basil Margarita
interesting recipe to try out:
2 oz blanco tequila
12 to 15 blueberries, plus a few more for garnish
2 basil sprigs
1 oz agave nectar
Juice of 1 lime

Muddle the blueberries and basil with the tequila in a shaker.
Add the agave nectar and lime juice, and shake with ice.
Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and top with filtered water if desired.
Garnish with a few blueberries.
blueberries  basil  margarita  tequila  recipes  cocktails 
april 2017 by jm
World's top 100 cocktails of 2016
per Difford's Guide -- Amaretto Sour, Margarita, Bramble, Espresso Martini, Old-Fashioned, Negroni, White Lady and Manhattan up there.
cocktails  diffords  2016  review  booze  drinks 
january 2017 by jm
The Bul
'This crisp, refreshing beer and ginger beer cocktail is a Cuban favorite, and it's super-simple to make.'
recipes  beer  ginger-beer  cuba  cocktails 
october 2016 by jm
Mendota
a variation on the mimosa, with an IPA and grapefruit juice -- sounds like Brewdog's Elvis Juice
beer  drinks  cocktails  ipa  grapefruit  recipes 
october 2016 by jm
Michelada
'a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America.'
beer  mexico  cocktails  drink  savoury  salt  lime 
october 2016 by jm
Royal Negroni cocktail recipe
'Build Negroni over ice, top with sparkling wine, stir briefly. They'll get you messed up quick, but it's a great way to go.' aka. the Double Sbagliato. yum
negroni  cocktails  recipes  campari  prosecco  sparkling-wine  red-vermouth  gin 
september 2016 by jm
On The Negroni
meditations on this classic cocktail (with solid recipes)
negroni  cocktails  recipes  booze 
july 2016 by jm
The Old Fashioned
excellent recipe for this classic cocktail
cocktails  recipes  old-fashioned  booze 
july 2016 by jm
Southside Royale Recipe - Eric Alperin
variant on the French 75 with lime juice in place of lemon -- this went down a treat
recipes  cocktails  lime  champagne  sparkling-wine  gin 
may 2016 by jm
Champagne Mojitos Recipe - John Besh
sounds like a decent party starter:
This puckery drink is prepared with rum and fresh mint like a classic mojito, but New Orleans chef John Besh makes it holiday-worthy by topping it with a splash of Champagne.
cocktails  recipes  champagne  mojito  sugar  water  rum  lime  mint  sparkling-wine 
may 2016 by jm
Amaro 101: An Introduction to Italian Amari
some nice-sounding cocktail recipes for these tasty bitters
cocktails  bitters  amari  amaro  booze  recipes 
march 2016 by jm
Engineer’s Guide to Drinks
excellent blueprint-style poster covering all the major cocktails
cocktails  drinks  engineering  posters  blueprints  graphics  pdf 
january 2016 by jm
Beachbum Berry — Latitude 29 Formula Orgeat
The legendary Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, tiki-cocktail wizard, has partnered with a Brooklyn-based orgeat maker to provide the key ingredient for an original Trader-Vic-style Mai Tai. may be a bit tricky to ship to Ireland though!
orgeat  cocktails  drinks  mai-tai  tiki  beachbum-berry 
december 2015 by jm
Amaro: A Bittersweet Obsession - Food & Wine
"A Neapolitan-American friend of mine, who's in his mid-fifties, fondly remembers how his mother used to serve him an espresso with Fernet Branca and an egg yolk every morning before he went off to elementary school."
amari  amaro  bitters  digestifs  booze  cocktails  recipes 
october 2015 by jm
The Best Bourbon Cocktail You’ve Never Heard Of
The "Paper Plane", by Sam Ross of Chicago's "Violet Hour":

.75 oz Bourbon
.75 oz Aperol
.75 oz Amaro Nonino
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice

ice-filled shaker, shake, strain.
bourbon  drinks  cocktails  recipes  aperol  amaro-nonino  lemon 
september 2015 by jm
Endless Poptails
cocktails in an ice-pop. yum! The Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour and the Bourbon Butterscotch Latte pops in particular look fantastic. (via Damien Mulley)
via:mulley  booze  recipes  food  whiskey  cocktails  ice-pops  poptails  yum 
february 2014 by jm
Old Fashioned 101
Circa 1800, the Cocktail was a “hair of the dog” morning drink that tamed spirits with water, sugar and bitters (patent medicine). The late 19th Century expanded the use of the word “cocktail” to encompass just about any mixed drink. Since then, the Old Fashioned—literally, the old-fashioned way of making a cocktail—has been our contemporary expression of the original drink.

During the 20th Century, various bad ideas encrusted the Old Fashioned. Here we will strip off those barnacles to expose the amazingly simple and sublime drink beneath.


thanks to Ben for this one...
recipe  alcohol  drinks  cocktails  old-fashioned  bourbon  bitters 
november 2013 by jm

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