Monthly Archives: August 2013

Honey-Ginger Sidecar #2

The other week I posted a picture of a cocktail I’ve been working on, and today I’m posting again about the Honey-Ginger Sidecar:

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Here’s the thing about Frontier Mixology. This isn’t Manhattan. That’s no excuse for subpar cocktails, of course… So I’m working within a certain palate of colors and still trying to put forth only worthwhile results.

More to come about this drink… As I either perfect the recipe for the right syrup or get the bar to start stocking something like Domaine de Canton.

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Bitters At The Bar!

Earlier this week I wrote about a package of bitters that arrived in the mail.

Well, here’s a shot today of them on the shelf behind the bar:

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Not something the average bar customer sees up close, but I wanted to get a good shot of the bitters… So forgive the fact that you can see “behind the curtain” so to speak.

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Bacardi Wolfberry Mojito

Mojitos are great in the summer, but people love variation.

Watermelon mojitos are one thing, but if I’m looking for a sweet cocktail to sip, I do love a blueberry lemonade or a Wolfberry mojito:

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About This Cocktail
A traditional mojito made with Bacardi Wolfberry in addition to mint, lime and simple syrup.

Ingredients
2 ounces Bacardi Wolfberry
4 to 6 mint leave
4 to 6 watermelon pieces
1 lime wedge
Splash simple syrup
Top with soda water

Preparation
Muddle the mint, lime and simple syrup in a pint glass. Pack the pint glass full with ice and then add the Wolfberry rum. Roll the drink into a mixing tin and back before finishing it with soda water and/or lemon-lime soda to taste.

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Bitters By Mail

Got a special delivery in the mail yesterday!

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Bought ’em through the Buffalo Trace online store!

Probably going to need to order another bottle or two for the bar in a month or so, but I think that next time I’ll go through the Sazerac Company gift shop. Maybe order a t-shirt or something too!

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Spiced And Stormy

I’ve been on a ginger beer kick of late.

From the traditional “Dark and Stormy” and the “Moscow Mule” to some crazy and truly inspired ideas (cilantro vodka!?), I’ve been throwing back quite a bit of the ginger brew these last few weeks.

For folks new to the beverage though, as with so many other things… I’ve found that small forays into new territory really help to get people interested and on board.

And so there’s the “Spiced and Stormy,” which is really just a small twist on the traditional “Captain & Ginger Ale.”

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About This Cocktail
A variation on the traditional Dark and Stormy, made tall (an extra ounce) with Captain Morgan rum in place of dark rum.

Ingredients
3 ounces of Captain Morgan
6 ounces of ginger beer
Garnish with a lime wedge or twist

Preparation
Pack a Collins glass full with ice and pour in rum, then ginger beer and finish with the lime garnish.

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Big This Summer: Watermelon Mojito

People go crazy for this drink each spring and summer, whenever we first get fresh watermelon in.

It started a few years back, when the bar where I work started mixing Bacardi Dragon Berry into mojitos and serving them with strawberries. Then came the watermelon, which people sometimes seem to fiend for. We get asked about it all year round:

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About This Cocktail
A traditional mojito made with muddled watermelon in addition to mint, lime and simple syrup.

Ingredients
2 ounces white rum
4 to 6 mint leave
4 to 6 watermelon pieces
1 lime wedge
Splash simple syrup
Top with soda water

Preparation
Muddle the pieces of watermelon with mint, lime and simple syrup in a pint glass. Pack the pint glass full with ice and then add the rum. Roll the drink into a mixing tin and back before finishing it with soda water and/or lemon-lime soda to taste.

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Honey-Ginger Sidecar #1

A honey-ginger sidecar I’m working on:

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It tasted alright, but it looks more like a lemon martini here in this picture.

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