Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summery Syrups and Cocktails

Kidman Cocktail
Summer time is syrup time. We are pretty much up to our elbows in fruit and sugar over here and since you can't just squeeze them all, we'll have to cook them down to make them drinkable. We introduced you to syrups long ago with the blueberry spice recipe, but let's add another wrinkle to the mix and use vinegar. And, no, we are not making salad dressing.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Don's Mix, part 2

We introduced you to Don the Beachcomber in September last year, but actually this is the season for his Tiki sensations like the Zombie and Mai Tai. We absolutely love to pour Zombies at the Lounge; we even go so far as to make virgin Zombies for the kids. There is a problem, however. You need Don's mix for a perfect Zombie (see our recipe for the Zombie and Don's Mix here).

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Boroughs, pt. 2

We promised that we'd finish the New York boroughs cocktails, so tonight we deliver. If you'll remember, there is no Staten Island cocktail, thus there are only two others: the Bronx and the Queens. All the boroughs cocktails are very old. Each appears in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book (even though the Queens is spelled with an apostrophe-'s' in the Savoy, it is the same recipe as the borough drink 'Queens').