Monday, August 07, 2006

Mixology Monday - Grape

Is it Mixology Monday already? This week it's being hosted by Rick over at Saving The World, One Drink at a Time. Make sure to check-in over there to catch up on all the posts. I'm going to go with a recipe that uses Sherry in a unexpected and important way.

The Fog Cutter

1.5 oz light rum
0.5 oz brandy
0.5 oz gin
1.5 oz orange juice
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz orgeat
0.5 oz sherry

Shake everything except the sherry over ice and strain into a tiki mug filled with crushed ice.
Float the sherry on top.

I always thought that sherry was a drink for Dot Branning, not for me. So I tried this drink without the sherry and it just doesn't work. I think good tiki drinks often have a magic and unexpected ingredient that ties the drink together and makes it much more than the sum of its parts. In the Fog Cutter, sherry is the magic ingredient. This drink is really good, but potent. So be careful, or even better, share!



Blogger Andres Pacheco said...

man, great blog. creative drinking. i love that.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Emma Pod said...

Hey....I just happened upon your blog. I'm wondering if you have a good Mai Tai recipe? I've seen some with alot of ingredients and want something kind of simple, but still authentic. You may have posted something in the past, but I haven't look through the list.

I was a bartender in a former life...


10:56 PM  
Blogger jimmyp said...

Kaiser Penguin has a great blog, and he's done a Mai Tai comparison.

I like something like this:
1.5 oz aged rum
.5 oz demerara rum
.5 oz orange curacao
.25 oz orgeat
.25 oz simple syrup
1 oz lime

Shake over ice and strain into glass with crushed ice.

8:19 AM  

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