Monday, March 22, 2010

Back to the Classics

Currently there is a trend happening within the alcoholic beverage industry. People are now committing campaigns to the classic cocktails of the past. Now this may seem rather unoriginal but in fact it is really clever. This trend is sticking to what we know is good while making it even better. this week I am taking you for a walk down memory lane; from the past to the present, simply refined. I know if you are at all like me I am always seeking out points of difference and innovative ideas. So this week I am going to give you five recipes you can make in the comfort of your own home. Two tips when making classic cocktails, one is learning the importance of muddling(to muddle combined all ingredients in a glass this helps to get all the flavours out of the ingredients before adding the majority of the liquid) and two is learning to love Scotch.

Join me in revisiting the Classics!

The Rusty Nail

1 1/2 oz of Scotch
1/2 oz. Drambuie
1 lemon twist to garnish

The Old Fashioned

1 sugar cube
2 dashes of bitter
2 orange slices
2 cherries

Muddle these ingredients and fill the glass with ice then add:

Either Scotch or Bourbon, it's really your choice!

The Mojito

1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 Lime
10 fresh Mint leaves
Then Muddle...
Then add

2 oz. Rum
4 oz. Carbonated water (soda)
and an abundance of crushed ice

The Gimlet

2 oz. Gin
2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 teaspoon of sugar
and ice
Simply Irresistible

The Manhattan (the classic way)

2 oz. of Rye
1/ oz. Sweet vermouth
1 dash of bitters
Garnish with a cherry

The Manhattan (the classic with a twist)
2 oz. Rye
1 oz. Navan (Vanilla Cognac)
1 dash of bitters
Garnish with 3 Cherries

1 comment:

  1. Miss Dalton,
    There's nothing quite like the classics. The mojito is probably my drink of choice here, but I appreciate all your considerations. I think they're called classics because they pretty much stand on their own as drinks that have stood the test of time and trends alike! Nice post.