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July 4th, 2015 — Recap

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. 

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Visualizing The Moscow Mule

A quick chalkboard drawing dedicated to The Moscow Mule:

  
 

And here are some links:
—Liquor.com’s “how to” video for The Moscow Mule
—Here’s the David Wondrich take: (Link)
—And Imbibe Magazine always has the prettiest pictures.

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Gosling’s Dark ‘N’ Stormy

  

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Dark ‘n’ Stormy

The day has been a perfect one, weather-wise, for this cocktail (which means the weather itself was not all that perfect).
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This isn’t a proper Dark ‘n’ Stormy. You’ll find other proportion elsewhere online. This just happens to be what I drank tonight and how I drank it:

Dark ‘n’ Stormy
•2 oz Myers’s Dark Rum
•1 oz Cruzan aged rum
•4 dashes Angostura bitters
•12 oz ginger beer (Maine Root)

Interested in more?
•Read what Jeffrey Morgenthaler has to say.
•A New York Times piece on the Gosling’s trademark.
•And here’s the Gosling’s site.

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Antique Mixology: Ginger Beer Bottle

Another find I spotted at an antique shop while in Salamanca, N.Y.

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Ginger beer used to be stored in stoneware. And just as with old bitters bottles, there’s quite a market for these ginger beer bottles.

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