Friday, January 27, 2012

Maleku Mai Tai

Drink: Maleku Mai Tai
Around America Series
Estaplishment: Kapi Kapi
Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
First Connoisseur: Stiff

2 ounces Flor de Cana Rum
1 ounce Malibu
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce ginger beer
Splash grenadine

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Champagne Cocktail

Let's talk cocktails here. Really, you say? I thought this was a cocktail blog! True, it is, but we often put up non-cocktail recipes for your enjoyment. What's the difference? Well, today almost every mixed drink is referred to as a cocktail. If you have read this blog carefully, you will note that some recipes are referenced as 'drinks' and some 'cocktails.' This is because the Firewater Lounge respects the old masters like Jerry Thomas who defined the American cocktail over 150 years ago.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mississippi #1 with Bitters

It is a rare eclectic duck to have a cocktail that uses dashes of juice, but some of the oldest classics out of the much-loved Savoy Cocktail Book like the Presto or Harrovian use just a bit of acid to get gin-heavy drinks to pop. The Mississippi #1 is a mid-1900s riff of the Savoy's Mississippi Mule which favors lemon for the orange. Here we pour a modern Mississippi, dried out with a bit of Angostura.