Suddenly got an urge (essentially out of nowhere) to make a cocktail with Branca Menta and Ginger something.   It could use some minor tweaking but is really quite good: 2 oz Rye 1 oz Ginger liqueur (New Deal Distillery, Portland OR) .5 oz Campari .5 oz Branca Menta Stirred/Up Maybe more Campari and a more »






A real Mai Tai has Orgeat and other stuff.  This is a variation on a fake Mai Tai that Dana really liked: 1.5 oz. Applegate 12 year .5oz. Wray and Nephew .75oz Benedictine 1ishoz Pineapple Juice   Shake…  Garnish somehow.  If you want.  Or you could just drink the damn thing.


Norwegian Manhatten

I recently returned from a vacation to Paris, Denmark, Antwerp and Iceland (I know I mixed Cities and Countries just then).  While in Copenhagen, we visited Juul’s Vinhandel (a post about Juul’s and the rest of the vacation soon).  When asked about Aquavit(s) they aimed me at several including a lovely Norwegian number from Gilde called Maquavit (marked as “Nord-Norges Aquavit” whatever more »




Meyer’s Sidecar

Last night’s pork fest also yielded this specific Sidecar varient (voted Best Sidecar Ever by 2 out of 2 revelers): 2oz.          Remy Martin VSOP <.75oz      Solerno Blood Orange Liqueuer 1oz.           Meyer’s lemon juice Shaken, up (sugared rim?  Didn’t seem necessary but I think I would like it).