Holiday Weekend Drinking

On the cusp of Memorial Day Weekend I thought I would post a couple of refreshing Cocktails to get you started with your weekend festivities.

I just finished this one as I type;

The Gin Swizzle

In a Collins Glass add

2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 - 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Club Soda

Swizzle with a bar spoon between palms
Garnish with a lime wedge

Interestingly enough you can substitute Rum, Vodka, Tequila etc.

The Bitter Dark and Stormy

In a rocks glass add
2 oz. Dark Rum
5 Dashes Orange Bitters Top with Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale Garnish with a Lime Wedge
Have a great Holiday Weekend Cheers
The Professor

Between the Sheets Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

This one is so good I am adding to the book


The Professor

The Great American Cocktail

Found this in a book and thought it was worth sharing

The Great American Cocktail
Perhaps it's made of Whiskey and perhaps it's mad of gin, perhaps there's orange bitters and an orange within, perhaps it's called Martini and perhaps it's called again, the name that spread Manhattan's fame among sons of men;

perhaps you like it garnished with what thinking men avoid, the little blushing cherry that is made of celluloid, but be these matters as they may, a cheer confrere you are if you admire the cocktail passed along the bar.

Wallace Irwin

The Professor

The Schöfferita

Thought this look great with Cinco de Mayo looming


The Professor

The Last Word

I was looking to make a different Gin Cocktail last weekend and ran across the "Last Word" very easy and very tasty.

Also some great information on stocking your bar.

The Professor

The Rye Vermouth Sour

A while back I purchased a bottle of Dolin Blanc Vermouth. I figured what the hell I had already tried the dry and sweet so why not?

I tried this Vermouth and was more than a little surprised. It actually had a sweet taste and could stand on it's own. So a couple of weeks back I was in the lab looking for a Cocktail to make with it and discovered this recipe.

The Rye Vermouth Sour
1 OZ Rye Whiskey 1 1/4 OZ Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 OZ Fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 OZ Simple Syrup A dash of Angustura Bitters
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and give it a good shaking Pour into a Coup of Martini Glass and garnish with a lemon slice
Happy Mixing
Cheers The Professor

63 Bars in 30 Days

As most of my tens of readers know Central Patti and I just spent a month in Key West. Most people don't know it but Key West is a very small island and is only 4 miles long by 2 miles wide. On this small "Rock" are 360 bars/pubs/restaurants. We managed to hit 63 different ones in a month (several of them 2 or 3 times) and here are some highlights.

We had Sloppy Joe's at Sloppy Joe's and Margaritas at Margaritaville. We had a great lobster roll at DJ's Clam shack and found an excellent pool bar in Dante's.

The White Tarpon - Great Happy Hour Specials. Peel and eat shrimp, oysters, and quesadillas. They also server Key Lime Pie Martini's as fast as they make them.

The 2 Cent Bar - Another great happy hour stop. Happy hour starts at 4 and at o'clock on the nose a small bucket of bacon appears in front of you.

You pick your happy hour drink and then roll the dice. 

a 1 = $1 a 2 = $2 a 3 = gets  you half off 4 - 6 is full price
They also have an excell…