Mai Tai Season is Back!


Corn & Oil

2 oz Blackstrap Rum
0.5 oz Velvet Falernum
0.5 – 1 tsp Lime Juice (to taste)
3 dashes Bitters
* Skull & Cross Bones glass optional 😉

Cocktail: Hakkespett

how odd

I think any drink that involves Chartreuse is odd. I like it, and can’t quite find better words for it. It’s just odd. This drink was found in an iPhone app for drink recipes that I hesitate to recommend because the interface is the worst I’ve ever seen, but, the drink here is:

1 shot of Green Chartreuse (only this in the glass on the left), and 1 shot of Gran Gala (my favorite orange liqour), over ice.

Quite yummy, while still being odd.


New Drink Recipe, which is a bit involved.

Step 1: Cut up a watermelon, and juice all the fruit/flesh

Step 2: Mix 1 cup of watermelon juice, 1 cup of lemon juice (we just bought big bottle at Costco here), and 3/8th cup of powdered sugar. Use a whisk to help dissolve the sugar.

Step 3: Pour the mix into the ice cream maker and leave it for 15-20 minutes. The result here is kind of sorbet like. Yummy!

Step 4: Buy a big bottle of cheap vodka, dedicate a Brita pitcher to the filter of said vodka, then run that vodka thru the Brita 3 times. (4th time gains you nothing really, we tested it).

Step 5: Put at least a small bottle of the vodka in the freezer overnight.

Step 6: Making the drink. 1.5 or 2 oz of Vodka (from the freezer), an equal amount of soda water, and at least 4 ice cream scoops (2″ balls) of the sorbet, all into a glass.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Dorian Grey – Cocktail

We’ve discovered a strange new cocktail this evening.

Equal amounts of sweet vermouth, green chartreuse and gin (.75 oz ea in this case) and a splash of the blood orange bitters. We like this name better than the one it came with, because if you try to describe the taste of this drink, all you can come up with is “It’s complicated”.

bijou cocktail