Friday, December 23, 2005

Cocktail for this evening

I know I kind of laid off the cocktail recipes for awhile there, but I began feeling like a complete lush. Not everyone seems to get as fired up about cocktails as I do, if comments are any indication of fired-upedness. And who wants to drink alone every night? But now it's Christmas Eve Eve and I made a trip to the liquor store this morning! Here's the festive looking cocktail I'm going to be trying for the first time this evening:

Apple Jack Cocktail

2 oz applejack
3/4 oz curacao
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes of orange bitters (briefly muddle a twist of orange peel to the shaker if you need to substitute for this)

Shake all ingredients together in shaker with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with a thin slice of apple and a strip of orange peel.

Since I haven't actually tried this one yet, you can yell at me if it sucks, but all the components look like they'll work quite well together. I don't think any of us are going to be disappointed. Oh, and a note about orange bitters. There's only one company in the U.S. who makes it anymore. They're the Fee Brothers in New York City. I ordered a case from them a couple of years ago since the shipping was free on a case and the whole order was only, like, $15 or something. However, I do have way more orange bitters on my hands than I can use in this lifetime. If you're a regular commenter and you want some I'll be happy to mail you some as a little Christmas present. Just let me know!

And cheers, y'all!


pie maker said...

just so you know - i appreciate your drink recipes. . . i'm drinking a hot buttered rum right now, and it's delicious! i might be interested in some orange bitters as well, if you think you have a spare. . . HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Nancy said...

I like the drink recipes too. One of these days I'm going to have a cocktail party and make some of your concoctions. ;-)