Cocktails

Missionary’s Downfall

Something that’s best described as refreshing, herbal, and delicious? Now that sounds like a drink I could get behind. Throw in one of the greatest cocktail names ever and how could anyone resist the siren call of a Downfall? The Missionary’s Downfall first appeared in Don The Beachcomber’s back in 1940s, though Jeff “Beachbum” Berry [...]

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MXMO: TIKI

While the blog has seemed to linger in hibernation, know that there are stirrings about and things to come. However, while completely lost in about seven brazillian projects I’m working on, I got word that this month Mixology Monday was going all Tiki. How could I resist submitting one of my current projects for consideration [...]

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Santa’s Whiskers

All the wonderful, classic Holiday cocktails and I have to post my own. The nerve! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I should be devoting this space to the Zig Zag Hot Buttered Rum or – well really, I don’t know that there’s anything else that needs to go on that list. Still, [...]

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Look Normal

In the past few weeks I’ve been to London for a week for London Cocktail Week and UK Rumfest, followed immediately by Portland (Oregon) for Portland Cocktail Week. I returned home from my trips tired, well-pickled, and with a slight cold. I also returned to find a request from The Daily Beast. As part of [...]

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Caipirinha

It’s the national drink of Brazil, made with their national spirit, and it’s internationally awesome. Caipirinha 2 oz Cachaça 2 tsp Sugar Slices of 1 lime Combine all in a glass and muddle limes thoroughly. Add ice and stir (optionally toss in a shaker). What do you do when you have a sugarcane based spirit? [...]

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‘Ti Punch

It’s the national drink of Martinique, a favorite of rhum enthusiasts everywhere, and scarcely known outside of those circles, but the ‘Ti Punch is one of the most easily sipped tropical libations ever concocted. ‘Ti Punch 2 oz Rhum Agricole .25 oz Lime Juice 1 tsp cane syrup Mix all ingredients in a glass with [...]

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English Ruff

English Ruff 1 oz Applejack .75 oz Smith & Cross Rum .5 oz Punt e Mes 1 tsp Gomme Syrup 1 tsp Apfel Schnapps Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. No garnish. I swear this blog isn’t just a repository for my own, personal drink recipes. This recipe is more of [...]

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