Thursday, October 25, 2012

Plymouth Fury, Lot 6

Our last Stephen King cocktail post involves novels from the early 1980s- Christine and Firestarter. Our Christine cocktail, called the Plymouth Fury from the make and model of Christine herself, requires that the cocktail have Plymouth gin in it and that it was the correct shade of red. So we riffed from the modern classic Cosmo and added Aphrodite bitters (from Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s) to remind us of the bittersweet love Arnie had for his Christine.

Plymouth Fury
Holly's Originals

2 ounces Plymouth gin
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce triple sec
Juice of a quarter of a lime
2 heavy dashes of Aphrodite bitters.

Add all ingredients in an iced shaker. Shake and strain. Nice and simple.

Classic Pour Series

1 1/2 ounces vodka citron (I like Ketel One)
1 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce triple sec (or Cointreau if you have it)

Same as the Plymouth Fury. Garnish with a lime wheel. Remember the main difference with these two drinks is the gin and Christine would never be caught dead in Cosmo pink.

For the Firestarter drink, we riffed from the Belmont Jewel to create the Lot 6. In Firestarter, Lot 6 was the hallucinogenic drug that gave the characters special mind powers; what better ingredient to simulate this drug than a splash of the green fairy to ‘open your minds.'

Lot 6
Holly's Originals Series

2 ounces whiskey (I used Queen Jennie)
1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
Juice of a quarter of a lime
Splash of absinthe (I used La Fee)

Shake all ingredients except the absinthe in an iced shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass or coupe. Splash with absinthe and garnish with a peel of lime.

Belmont Jewel
Classic Pour Series

1 1/2 ounces bourbon (Woodford Reserve is classic)
2 ounces lemonade
1 ounce pomegranate juice

Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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