It’s Monday night and my work week starts tomorrow, but I’m busy thinking of all the stuff I did this past week. And it just occurred to me that I never really blogged about this past week at all… So, here’s my week of cocktails in quick recap!
On Wednesday I served pistachio shell-infused vodka as a Moscow Mule:
On Thursday I made a special daiquiri with buttered popcorn-infused rum and a coca-cola simple syrup:
On Friday I used the Coca-Cola syrup in an Old Fashioned, a Mojito and this Kraken Daiquiri:
And on Saturday, a customer took this great pic of a drink I made — the Borden Chase:
And on a sad note, also this week, actress Yvonne Craig died.Yvonne Craig played Batgirl in the 1962 Adam West Batman series. And for those who don’t know, I’m as serious a comic book fan as I am devoted to cocktails. I write a monthly column and co-host a weekly podcast.
I wish I would’ve gotten this creative and created something, but thankfully The Way Station in Brooklyn is remembering Yvonne Craig with this cocktail:
The above photo comes from The Way Station’s blog and isn’t something I shot a pic of, though I’d like to stop and try this drink in honor of Yvonne Craig.
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.”
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.
3 ounces of Captain Morgan
6 ounces of ginger beer
Garnish with a lime wedge or twist
Pack a Collins glass full with ice and pour in rum, then ginger beer and finish with the lime garnish.