Framboise et citron Version 2 – tall

Framboise et citron Version 2 – tall (September 30, 2012)

8 raspberries
1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz limoncello
1/4 oz raspberry syrup

Muddle these ingredients well in a mixing glass, then add:

1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Campari
1 1/2 oz vodka

Shake well with ice and fine strain into a wine glass. Top with ice and chilled soda. Garnish with lemon strip and raspberries.

Framboise et citron

Framboise et citron Version 1 – short (September 30, 2012)

8 raspberries
1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz limoncello
1/4 oz raspberry syrup

Muddle these ingredients well in a mixing glass, then add:

1/4 oz Lillet Blanc
1/4 oz Campari
2 oz vodka

Shake well with ice and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon strip and raspberries.

Yu and Ume

Yu and Ume (September 16, 2012)

1 oz vodka
1 oz Choya 23 umeshu liqueur
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
Generous dash Yuzu essence

I have a problem with impulse buying at the LCBO. Today’s purchase was the Choya. I’ve seen it for ages and wanted to try it. It reminds me of the liqueur inside those boozy chocolate cherries your parents tried to keep away from you as a kid. Intense but pleasant.

On Some Faraway Beach

On Some Faraway Beach (September 9, 2012)

Named for Blair’s show of new paintings and for the Brian Eno tune.

1 oz Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum
1 oz mango nectar
1/2 oz passionfruit juice
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
5 drops Peychaud’s bitters

Shake with ice and pour into cocktail glass, then drizzle with 1/2 tsp Blue Curacao and 1/2 tsp real pomegranate grenadine

Melon cocktail

Melon cocktail (September 3, 2012)

We bought a nice melon at the farmers’ market last week but didn’t get around to it until now.

8 small balls of melon, pureed with 1/2 oz simple syrup using a stick blender
Pour pureed melon into a cocktail shaker and add a generous dash of blood orange bitters (or regular orange) and 2 oz vodka. Shake well and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.