Recipe: Rum Runner

Recipe: Rum Runner

The Rum Runner is the featured cocktail of Episode 48: The Grassy Man of the Knoll.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice 
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice 
  • 1 oz. Blackberry Liqueur 
  • 1 oz. Banana Liqueur 
  • 1 oz. Light Rum 
  • 1 oz. Dark or Aged Rum 
  • Splash of Grenadine  
  • Garnish (optional): Orange slice and a float of 151 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake for 12-18 seconds, or until shaker is good and frosty.  

Strain into a chilled glass over ice. You can use any glass you want, but make sure it is at least 10 oz.  

Recipe: Last Word

Recipe: Last Word

The featured cocktail of Episode 45: Violence in my mouth, is the Last Word cocktail. While this cocktail packs a wallop, I highly recommend it for those that are looking to expand their pallet outside of spritzers or Tiki. I also recommend upping the gin to even out the sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Gin (I recommend 1 full oz.)
  • 3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Garnish: cherry

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds, or until shaker is frosty. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.  

Recipe: The Cardinale

Recipe: The Cardinale

The featured cocktail for Episode 42: Betty Crocker’s Box, is the Negroni variation, the Cardinale. This is part of my pursuit of making myself like Campari. I have to say, this was my favorite Campari cocktail yet. I think it’s working!

Ingredients:

1 oz. Gin 
1 oz. Campari 
1 oz. Dry Vermouth 
Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

Stir the gin, Campari, and vermouth with ice in an Old-Fashioned glass, then garnish with an orange wedge/twist. Enjoy! Easy peasy!

Recipe: The Sunstealer

Recipe: The Sunstealer

The Sunstealer is the featured cocktail of Episode 37: The Oreo Cookie Conspiracy. This cocktail was created by Henry Prendergast at Chicago bar and restaurant, Analogue.

This was a good cocktail, but not one that highlights the Crème de Cacao.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounces sweet vermouth, we used Dolan
  • 1/4-ounce Crème de Cacao, white (I realize I took the picture with the wrong type of crème de cacao derp)
  • 1/4-ounce Fernet Branca
  • dash orange bitters
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir until mixing glass is frosty.
  3. Strain into a chilled coup.

Enjoy!

Recipe: Blue Hawaiian

Recipe: Blue Hawaiian

The Blue Hawaiian (aka the Swimming Pool) is the featured cocktail of Episode 34: Some f’ckn idiot named Wigglesworth. It is a glorified Piña colada with blue curacao added and it’s delish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Light rum
  • 3/4 oz Blue curacao
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz Creme de coconut
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice

Garnish: Pineapple wedge

Garnish: Cherry or whatever the f’k you want.

Garnish: Cocktail umbrella

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a Hurricane glass over pebble ice.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, cherry, and cocktail umbrella. into glass.

Champagne or prosecco can be added to make a sparkling Blue Hawaiian.

Recipe: Upside-Down Martini

Recipe: Upside-Down Martini

The Upside-Down Martini is featured in Episode 32: Kill your idols (aka Julia Child). It was a favorite of Julia’s, and some say she even invented it. I know one thing, this really turned me on to Dry Vermouth and I’ve been drinking Upside-Down Martinis and Vermouth spritzers ever since. 😉

And for the love of God people, PUT YOUR VERMOUTH IN THE REFRIGERATOR.

Recipe

5-parts dry vermouth (Julia liked Noilly Prat, but I used Dolan)

1-part gin (I used Plymouth)

ice

lemon twist

Ingredients

In a white wine glass filled with ice (or not, your call) stir together the gin and vermouth. Garnish with a twist of lemon and toast to something fancy.

Recipe: The Bronx Cocktail

Recipe: The Bronx Cocktail

The Bronx Cocktail is the featured drink of Episode 31: The Mark Zuckerberg of Catholicism (aka Saint Anthony of Padua). I really enjoyed this cocktail. It was smooth with just a bit of sweet.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1/4 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 1 dash Orange bitters (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Recipe: Martha Washington’s Punch

Recipe: Martha Washington’s Punch

Martha Washington’s Punch is the featured cocktail fro Episode 30: Too dumb to vote (aka Washington Cake).

Ingredients: 

(original punch bowl recipe)

  • 9 oz Dark Rum
  • 12 oz Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year-Old Rum
  • 6 oz Grand Marnier
  • 9 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 9 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 9 oz Spiced simple syrup*
  • 6 oz Club soda

(single serving recipe)

  • 1 oz Dark rum
  • 2 oz Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year-Old Rum
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz Spiced simple syrup*
  • Club soda to fill
  • Garnish: Nutmeg
  • Garnish: Lemon half wheel
  • Garnish: Orange half wheel

Steps:

  1. Add all the ingredients except the club soda to a pitcher or other container and stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate until cold.
  3. Place a large ice block into a punch bowl (or fill halfway with large ice cubes).
  4. Add the prepared mixture and the club soda and stir.
  5. Garnish with lemon and orange half-wheels and grated nutmeg.

*Spiced Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 strip (2 1/2 inches) orange zest
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. Bring sugar, 1 cup water, the peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, and zest to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. For milder flavor, remove star anise, and discard; simmer 10 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Pour through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month. Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.
Recipe: Mojito

Recipe: Mojito

Cocktail classic the Mojito is the featured cocktail on Episode 29: The Terry Gross of Drunk Dish (aka Sugarcane and Democracy).

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz White rum
  • 3 Mint leaves
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • Club soda, to top
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  • Garnish: Lime wheel

Steps:

  1. Lightly muddle the mint in a shaker.
  2. Add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup and ice and give it a brief shake.
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with the club soda.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.

Enjoy!

Recipe: Pimm’s Cup (w/ homemade jalapeno ginger beer)

Recipe: Pimm’s Cup (w/ homemade jalapeno ginger beer)

Ingredients:

2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1

1 oz. London Dry Gin (preferably Plymouth)

3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice

Jalapeno Ginger Beer*

Garnish: Cucumber Slices, Strawberry, and Mint

Instructions:

  1. Add Pimm’s No. 1 and gin to a glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with ginger beer*.
  3. Garnish with cucumber slices, strawberry, and mint.

*You can find the ginger beer recipe here.