Thursday, December 29, 2011

White Tiger's Milk

As you read the recipe for the White Tiger's Milk, you'd probably swear that this drink should have been in Holly's Originals since it seems like a drink made after a 1:00 a.m. screening of The Big Lebowski, but, rest assured, it's a classic.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hot Spiced Drambuie

Sometimes something hot is in order. The classic warm pours of the season like the Tom and Jerry, Hot-Buttered Rum, and English Bishop are awesome, but we though that maybe a Holly's Original could warm you up just as well. So, I decided to riff off of the centuries-old Hot Toddy (of which this drink could actually qualify as a family member - since the traditional Scottish Toddy required only scotch, water and honey) and spice it up for an extra kick. Like other Toddies, call this one medicine and have a few!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas!

The Holiday Season is hear, and the household elves have been busy with simple syrups, writing recipes and brewing hot buttered rum. The halls are decked and the tree is lit. In the middle of all that, the elves were able to find a little extra time to help us prepare a gift for you.

Please enjoy this 2012 calendar, featuring twelve different cocktails, all of which have been featured on this blog. Each month is 4x6" in size. Perfect for bulletin boards, refrigerators, or in a small photo frame near your computer... a reminder to work hard now, in order have plenty of time to play over the weekend. Just print each as you would any photograph, and enjoy.

Click here to download your 2012 calendar. We hope for a Very Happy Holiday Season for everyone! Drink well and be merry.

Merry Christmas!

Jason and Cindy

PS - Many thanks to Isabelle Lafrance Photography for the lovely templates.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nutcracker #2

Nutcracker #2, with egg white
Well, well, well, it's Christmas time, so we should share a drink we used for a holiday gift for the family (yes, we give alcohol for gifts, like any Sconnie worth his/her salt). The Nutcracker #2 is a nutty little number that adds the spices of the season with a duo of almonds and macadamia nut. We will also add a challenging element for some - the egg. OK, I know. The egg may creep you out, I get it. However, remember that alcohol kills most threats, so if you are daring, try it; if not skip it (you frickin' chicken!)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fort Point

Drink: Fort Point
Establishment: Bryant's (made famous at Drink in Boston)
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Boston, Massachusetts
First Connoisseur: Holly

Friday, December 9, 2011

Merry Maker

Drink: Merry Maker
Around America Series
Establishment: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
First Connoisseur: Aaron

2 ounces Maker's Mark
1 1/2 ounces Chambord
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce pomegranate juice
1 light squeeze lemon juice
1 light squeeze lime juice

Friday, December 2, 2011

Amor and Psyche

For our Halloween movie viewing this year, we watched the genre-eclectic 1700s period piece Perfume. In it, the killer is obsessed with scents, ultimately murdering young girls to cobble together the perfect perfume. But before he starts offing beauties, he proves his olfactory prowess by mixing a highly-sought-after Parisian fragrance called 'Amor and Psyche' - a mixture of orange blossom, lime, clove, musk, jasmine, alcohol, rosemary, roses, bergamot, and storax. Why not create a drinkable version?