Sunday, January 4, 2015

Motto Guzzi Cocktail

Looks like motor oil and kicks like a two-stroke engine, a drink that will put hair on your chest. Boston bartender Kevin Montuori created this Manhattanish two ingredient drink, named for the Italian motorcycle.
Motto Guzzi Cocktail
1.5 oz Booker's Bourbon
1.5 oz Punt E Mes
In a mixing glass, stir with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.
Note: Put the rocks glass in the freezer 10 to 15 minutes before making the cocktail.

Marlon Brando sitting on a Moto Guzzi

Friday, January 2, 2015

Classic Cocktail: Alaska

Like many classic cocktails, the origin of the Alaska Cocktail is unknown. Though the Alaska is quite the mystery, it first appeared in Harry Craddock's The Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930. Craddock offers little clue to the drinks origins and only adds to the mystery, "So far as can be ascertained this delectable potion is NOT the staple diet of the Esquimaux. It was probably first thought of in South Carolina- hence it's name." Mystery only adds intrigue to this sweet herbal twist on the Martini.

Alaska Cocktail

1.5 oz Gin (Plymouth)
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
dash of Orange Bitters (Regan's)

In a mixing glass, stir with ice until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Blood and Passion Margarita

Champagne may be classy, but margaritas are the life of the party. Last night at our New Year's Eve Party, these Blood and Passion Margaritas were a big hit. FYI- When you make these for your friends, be sure every time you say the word "passion", you say it in a sexy whisper. Well it was funny last night, but then again we had been drinking.

Blood and Passion Margarita

1.5 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup (Monin)
1/4 oz Campari

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with a single large ice cube. Garnish with a lime wheel and cherry.

Before the party we met up with our friends for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. Now this place isn't known for the best drinks, but I learned a few things. First, margaritas should never be Kryptonite Green. Second, a man should never order a Pina-Colada Margarita- unless he doesn't mind being made fun of. Lastly, if you order a margarita half frozen and half on the rocks, you can drink it faster without a brain freeze. New Year's Eve was a blast! Wishing you all a very happy New Year!

New Years 2015

New Years 2015