Big Black Mariah

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“Here comes the big black Mariah,
Here comes the big black Mariah,
Here comes the big black Mariah,
Here comes the big black Ford.”
Tom Waits, “Big Black Mariah,” Rain Dogs

2 oz Dark Horse Canadian whisky
1 oz wild blueberry juice (unsweetened)
1/2 oz Cointreau

Shake over ice and strain into a rocks glass; serve over ice.

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L-Man Sour

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The name comes from a line in “Big Shot” by the Bonzo Dog Band, performed by the unforgettable Vivian Stanshall: http://youtu.be/VgnfG214hko

She said: “You’re a man with a thousand Gs, right?”
“A thousand what?” I quipped.
“G-man: girls, guns, guts. You’re my type.”
“Wrong, baby” I slapped her hard. “I’m a ‘L’ man: strictly liquor, love and laughs.

2 oz rye whisky
1/4 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz lime juice
1/3 oz lingonberry syrup

Cocktail d’Automne

Cocktail d’Automne (November 4, 2012)

After a brisk day spent outside doing chores and making ready for winter, this smoooooth sipper hits the spot.

1 oz Canadian whisky
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz maple liqueur
1/4 oz apricot brandy
1/4 oz Fernet-Branca