It was a daring variation on the Negroni, swapping out brandy for the gin and Cynar for the vermouth. You may recall we invoked the memory of the late Gary “Gaz” Regan when covering the classic Negroni due to his well-known propensity for stirring them with his finger. #scorchedearthcocktail #scorchedearth #negroni
A refreshing and thirst-quenching drink, the Paloma is the best use we've yet found for grapefruit soda. This one is super easy to put together. Try to find grapefruit soda made with actual sugar rather than corn syrup if you can. We favor Jarritos, but Squirt also works very well. #paloma #mexicanindependenceday #grapefruitsoda #grapefruit #jarritos #jarriotscocktail
Earthy and Herbal, the Crunk Like a Monk is a member of the Bartender's Handshake family emerging from Los Angeles sometime in the last decade. And since mixing it is as easy as putting the two ingredients in a glass it's about as simple as a recipe can get. A relatively obscure drink, we find it appropriate on World Chartreuse Day or, for that matter, any day you please.
Speaking of tequila, it has at times been approached with skepticism. In 1897 a Scientific American reporter wrote that “mezcal is described as tasting like a mixture of gasoline, gin and electricity. Tequila is even worse, and is said to incite murder, riot and revolution.” The Editorial Board of The Drunkard’s Almanac does not share this opinion and considers tequila an ordinary spirit good for consumption at any time. #nationalmargaritaday #margarita #margaritaday #tequila
Created in 2011 by Joaquín Simó at Death & Co. in New York, the Naked & Famous is another riff on the classic Last Word cocktail. Rather than a simple subsitution of one ingredient, the Naked & Famous keeps only the lime juice and the concept of a four equal parts recipe. Extremely well balanced, the mezcal brings smoke to the table while lime, Aperol and Yellow Chartreuse bring sour, bitter and sweet. #mezcal #nakedandfamous