This cocktail doesn’t even need a name. It has its own playlist:
Prince. The Eels. The Presidents of the United States of America.
Peaches for you. Peaches for me.
And until now it’s only been available in my brain and at my kitchen table, but I’m nothing if not generous — so here’s the recipe.
The Peach Tease
As mentioned previously, Bag and String Wine Merchants gifted me a bottle of their new exclusive barrel release from Tommyrotter Distillery in Buffalo.
This is my first go at making a fun cocktail with it.
About This Drink
A perfect late summer sipper, as fresh peaches are still readily available and the depth and spice of the barrel aged gin hint at the approaching change of seasons.
It’s The Peach Tease (or Teasy P. if you’re hip and into the whole brevity thing).
- 1.5 oz B&S Tommyrotter Barrel-Aged
- .75 oz Peach Tea Simple Syrup
- .75 oz Contratto Apertif orange liqueur
- Peach garnish
- Add all the ingredients except the garnish into a mixing glass and stir until well chilled and diluted (as the gin is 122 proof). Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a fresh slice of peach.
The flavors in this barrel aged gin are unreal!
I’m very excited to try my hand at making some creative drinks with this Bag & String Wine Merchants exclusive from Buffalo’s Tommy Rotter Distillery!
Hendrick’s gin, cilantro simple syrup, blood orange shrub and jalapeno!
•Gin, lemon, strawberries & raspberry lime soda water.
Something simple for tonight:
- Gin, lemon, cilantro, grapefruit soda water
I went to the Southern Tier Distilling Company yesterday and bought a bottle of Citrus Gin, and made myself this cocktail with Cactus Fruit — AKA prickly pear.
I figure I’ll call it a Stoneman Circle Sour.
Today is Lauren Bacall’s birthday and I wasn’t expecting to find a cocktail named after the actress, but then I stumbled across this gem posted by a WordPress site called Wine Cocktails.
We’ve got a nice rose at the bar where I work, so I’ll definitely be trying this out later tonight.
Maybe if I get time I’ll search online later to see if there’s a Dark Passage cocktail.
From what I can tell from Wine Mixology’s post, this cocktail is an original drink that two of their contributors came up with earlier this year — and I hope they don’t mind if I re-post their recipe. But for anyone reading here On this blog bout this drink for the first time, please click over and check out the original post!
From Wine Mixology:
This cocktail is a play on three classics with its own distinctive twist. One classic is obviously Lauren Bacall herself – the sultry actress of the Golden Ages of motion pictures. This cocktail also puts a twist on the classical gin and tonic as well as the “Greyhound” with its splash of grapefruit. It is very refreshing without being too heavy in body.
- 2 oz Pol Clement Rose Sec (French Sparkling Rose Wine)
- ½ oz Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
- ½ oz Triple Sec
- 2 oz Organic Pink Grapefruit juice
- ½ oz Honey Syrup (1/2cup honey; ½ cup boiling water, stir)
- Top glass off with Tonic
- Grapefruit and basil for garnish
Fill a Collins glass with ice and add in the rose, gin, triple sec, grapefruit juice and honey syrup, and then top the remaining room left in the glass with tonic water. Garnish with grapefruit and basil.
Still Thirsty For More?
—Got a minute-and-a-half!? Here’s a cute, quick video on how to make the Lauren Bacall.
I’ll be updating this post later tonight after I take a picture of my Lauren Bacal drink I’ll be making.
Following up on yesterday’s Grand Marnier post, I figured I’d share these photos of the Satan’s Whiskers cocktail I made:
A recipe for the Satan’s Whiskers cocktail taken from Imbibe Magazine:
•1/2 oz. gin
•1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
•1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
•1/2 oz. dry vermouth
•1/2 oz. orange juice
•Dash orange bitters
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
The cocktail first appeared in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, and there were actually two versions, “Satan’s Whiskers (straight)” and “Satan’s Whiskers (curled)” — with curacao in place of Grand Marnier in the latter.
Thirsty For More?
— This post on Cold Glass has a thorough assessment of the drink.
Having the Fourth of July on a Saturday this year felt pretty great (as Saturdays are like Fridays for some of us in the service industry).
All-in-all, it was a great few days.
I drank beer.
I drank wine.
And I camped out:
In terms of liquor, I drank something pretty basic on Saturday that I’ve never had before— gin and ginger ale.
Sure, it’s summer and blah blah blah gin and tonic. But I surveyed what we had on hand and the gin and ginger ale is what I ended up with. I almost went with whiskey & ginger ale (and there was actually a lot on hand to choose from), but I really wanted gin for some reason — which is a spirit I like, sure. but never really reach for. And I think this summer is going to be a turningpoint for me in that regards.
After the basic gin and ginger ale, I cracked open a bottle of Sipp Ginger Blossom and made two cocktails — one with gin for me, and one with Captain Morgan for my mother-in-law:
This flavor of Sipp had the bite of ginger beer, but also had vanilla and lime notes which softened and sweetened the drink. I’m sure it would make a great Dark ‘n’ Stormy. And I was afraid that mixing it with Captain Morgan would be overkill on the vanilla, but I didn’t hear any complaints.
And, finally, I love this photo I took Sunday night:
I was drinking a Great Lakes Burning River and tried to get a group shot without getting out of my chair. What ended up happening was a photo burst of several pics that created a weird vortex around my father-in-law. I didn’t digitally enhance it to look that way or blur it on purpose at all.
Negroni Week has arrived!
Here’s the first portion of our chalkboard at Forte the Restaurant:
And the 2015 coaster:
And my 2015 t-shirt: