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.
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
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.
Well we will get to that later. Shawn Sullivan A.K.A Sully,
only about two years apart in age, however running in the same circles we
seemed to always be on opposite sites in sports. He was a guard in basketball
and I was a small forward/guard and we always seem to have the job of guarding
each other. Sometimes it was not pretty as we spent a lot of time pushing and shoving
and fouling each other, however after the game we could enjoy a beer together
and swap stories of our individual triumphs.
In the summer, we played rec league softball on opposite
teams. Sully played short stop on a team sponsored by a national fast food restaurant
that may or may not have served a Big MAC, or was in the Big Mic? I played
short stop for a team sponsored by a small-town insurance company.
Over the years, we became very good friends and enjoyed the rivalry
of our athletics as well as simply hanging out. While I could not help Sully much with his
insurance needs, Sully was most helpful at making m…
So this guy crossed in front of me the other day while I was walking to the store
So I had to stop and talk to him an ask the age old question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
His reply was sly. He said to his knowledge no chicken has EVER answered that question and never will.
I asked him, "so it was not to get to the other side?"
He replied "no sir, I just said we are all sworn to secrecy"
He continued and said, "I have heard rumors of chickens, roosters, and hens, having divulged some information on the subject and the next thing I knew was they were either road kill or made it to chicken nirvana, KFC
He continued to say that he was much past his prime so all he could really hope for was to end up in some locals cook pot.
My last question for this cock was "you got the hen, the chicken and the rooster. The rooster goes with the chicken. So, who's having sex with the hen?"
To which he replied, "we are all chickens. Us rooste…
As most of my 10's of readers know MySideOfTheBar is spending the month of February in Key West. Which can probably figure means visits to many, many drinking establishments. I thought I would do some quick hits on them as the weeks go by.
My first post (not stop) is the Whistle Bar which is located on Duval Street right here in Key West. The Whistle Bar is actually part of a three level bar. The Bull is the first level and hosts great live entertainments.
The Whistle Bar is on the second level and along with a full service bar has an awesome outside bar rail that is worth a lot more that you have to pay to sit outside (the price of your drink) You look over Duval Street and can see perfectly all the people walking by. You have probably guessed this gets more entertaining as the evening goes by. :)
The third level you will need to check out for yourself. (Caution)
There is this story sent to me by a regular contributor.
The Sierra Club and the U. S. Forest Service were presenting an alternative to the Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote
population. It seems that after years of the ranchers using the tried and true method of shooting or trapping the predators, the Sierra Club had a
"more humane" solution to this issue.
What they were proposing was for the animals to be captured alive. The males would then be castrated and let loose again.
This was ACTUALLY proposed by the Sierra Club and by the U. S. Forest Service.
All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes.
Finally an old fellow wearing a big cowboy hat in the back of the conference room stood up, tipped his hat back and said,
"Son, I don't think you understand our problem here. These coyotes ain't fuckin' our sheep; they're