Pegu Club Cocktail

Source: Bitters: A spirited history

Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 3/4 oz orange curaçao, 1 oz lime juice, 1 dash Angostura bitters, 1 dash orange bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I kind of feel like I already tried this? But maybe not. This is a very gin-y cocktail. I don’t think it will ever be a favorite, but it was drinkable.

Pegu Club Cocktail

Source: Bitters: A spirited history

Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 3/4 oz orange curaçao, 1 oz lime juice, 1 dash Angostura bitters, 1 dash orange bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I kind of feel like I already tried this? But maybe not. This is a very gin-y cocktail. I don’t think it will ever be a favorite, but it was drinkable.

Marionberry daiquiri 

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz rum, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tbsp Marionberry jam, 2 drops orange flower water. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: Despite my disappointment with the craft strawberry daiquiri, I decided to try the same recipe with a different jam. This one turned out MUCH better, I think because: 1. I knew what I was doing; and 2. the jam was better quality. This was very tasty and unique!

Marionberry daiquiri

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz rum, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tbsp Marionberry jam, 2 drops orange flower water. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: Despite my disappointment with the craft strawberry daiquiri, I decided to try the same recipe with a different jam. This one turned out MUCH better, I think because: 1. I knew what I was doing; and 2. the jam was better quality. This was very tasty and unique!

Scofflaw, take 2

Source: Liquor.com

Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey, 1 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz grenadine, 1/4 oz lemon juice, 2 dashes bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I know I tried, and really liked, the original scofflaw cocktail; but I enjoy this modernized version of the recipe even more. It’s light and refreshing with just enough sweetness.

Scofflaw, take 2

Source: Liquor.com

Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey, 1 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz grenadine, 1/4 oz lemon juice, 2 dashes bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I know I tried, and really liked, the original scofflaw cocktail; but I enjoy this modernized version of the recipe even more. It’s light and refreshing with just enough sweetness.

Lusty Lady
Source: Scrappy’s Bitters box
Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1/8 oz cranberry juice, 2-3 dashes lavender bitters, 1 egg white. Shake dry and then with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Verdict: I really like this cocktail, even though it’s a little high maintenance due to the egg white. The lavender bitters add a great, elegant kick. It also looks really pretty. Definitely worth trying!

Lusty Lady

Source: Scrappy’s Bitters box

Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1/8 oz cranberry juice, 2-3 dashes lavender bitters, 1 egg white. Shake dry and then with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I really like this cocktail, even though it’s a little high maintenance due to the egg white. The lavender bitters add a great, elegant kick. It also looks really pretty. Definitely worth trying!

The Coloradoan

Ingredients: 1 oz each gin, dry vermouth, and Breckenridge Bitters; 1 dash smoked orange bitters. Build in a glass with ice.

Verdict: This is a play on the negroni I created for Breckenridge Bitters. I like it! I think it’s a great balance between sweet, dry, and smoky.

The Coloradoan

Ingredients: 1 oz each gin, dry vermouth, and Breckenridge Bitters; 1 dash smoked orange bitters. Build in a glass with ice.

Verdict: This is a play on the negroni I created for Breckenridge Bitters. I like it! I think it’s a great balance between sweet, dry, and smoky.

More posts coming soon

Hey y’all, sorry for the radio silence lately. I got bogged down and then Tumblr wouldn’t let me login. Anyway, I will be posting a few new recipes here this week, so stay tuned!

Craft Strawberry Daiquiri

Source: Craft Cocktails at Home by Kevin Liu

Ingredients: 1.5 oz white rum, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tbsp strawberry preserves, 1-2 drops orange flower water. Shake all ingredients with ice, then double strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I was really excited to try this recipe because Liu recommends using strawberry jam, but I had issues executing it. The first strainer I used clogged up immediately. I tried it straight, but without straining the texture was gloopy and yucky. Finally I found a less fine strainer and after that it was okay, but I think muddling the strawberries might be the best way to go.

Craft Strawberry Daiquiri

Source: Craft Cocktails at Home by Kevin Liu

Ingredients: 1.5 oz white rum, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tbsp strawberry preserves, 1-2 drops orange flower water. Shake all ingredients with ice, then double strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I was really excited to try this recipe because Liu recommends using strawberry jam, but I had issues executing it. The first strainer I used clogged up immediately. I tried it straight, but without straining the texture was gloopy and yucky. Finally I found a less fine strainer and after that it was okay, but I think muddling the strawberries might be the best way to go.