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    And yes.... that is a butterscotch bunt cake in the background!
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    French 75, circa 1915
    "French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze. The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry's New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun"

    (which the French 75 mm was an "automatic" field artillery piece with quite a kick if you were in the wrong place. According to my grandfather they were Hydraulic after a fashion and leaked oil all over the place. I have a '75 signal round that he brought home from the Argonne, it glowed green I think he said. The is still a wadded up paper message in the tip written in French)
    Check it out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_de_75_modèle_1897

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    Canoe, now you are playing my song. My best buddy used to pick up side money bartending on Saturday afternoons. The French 75 was one he would frequently pour for me. Then I would take a taxi home and pick up my truck the next day. Boom, Boom goes the 75!
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    Man O war
    2 oz rye whiskey
    1 oz cointreau
    1/2oz sweet vermouth
    1/2oz lemon juice

    shake with ice till cold, strain into a glass with ice. Serve with a twist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    French 75, circa 1915
    "French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze. The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry's New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun"

    (which the French 75 mm was an "automatic" field artillery piece with quite a kick if you were in the wrong place. According to my grandfather they were Hydraulic after a fashion and leaked oil all over the place. I have a '75 signal round that he brought home from the Argonne, it glowed green I think he said. The is still a wadded up paper message in the tip written in French)
    Check it out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_de_75_modèle_1897

    The original French 75 was brandy or cognac, not gin, brandy/cognac being French spirit. Otherwise the same.

    Tasty in both renditions.
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    Tonight's libation was the [English] Rose cocktail (Savoy Cocktail Book , 1934)

    The Rose (English)

    1/2 Dry gin
    1/4 French vermouth
    1/4 Apricot Brandy
    4 dashes (real) grenadine
    1 dash lemon juice

    Not to be confused with

    Rose Cocktail (French, #1)

    1/2 Dry gin
    1/4 French vermouth
    1/4 cherry brandy

    Which sounds delightful.
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    This evening a rum & coke with spiced rum and a lot of ice.
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    Corpse Reviver #2

    Equal parts
    Gin
    Quinquina
    Triple Sec
    Fresh lemon juice

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    Mr. Ross,

    Aren’t your photos just a preview of ones view after three of your cocktails?

    They would likely put me sideways!
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    Sex in the Driveway.

    Peach Schnapps
    Blue Curaçao
    Vodka
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    Give me a dry Grey Goose Martini, with extra olives. Goes great with a wedge salad and a steak.

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    Tonight? From Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book (1935). The recipe notes, "The name of an American yacht which took care of one f Sir Thomas Lipton's early but seemingly endless SHAMROCKs."

    Since DEFENDER took America's Cup in 1895, and the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar closed in 1919, we have a pretty good date on this cocktail.

    Willing to bet that some of DEFENDER's owners spent time at the bar of the Old Waldorf-Astoria.

    Defender

    2 oz. Old Tom gin
    2 oz. Italian Vermouth
    1/2 oz. Creme de Violette
    1/2 oz. orange bitters.

    Stir well on ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a strip of lemon zest.



    This is the bar of the Old Waldorf-Astoria. Torn down in 1929 to make way for the Empire State Building.

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    Rhubarb shrub, gin, and tonic.

    For the shrub: chop two pounds of rhubarb (the redder, the better). Add 3/4 c sugar and 3/4 c apple cider vinegar. Boil until the rhubarb is soft, then strain through cloth.



    For the cocktail: tall glass with plenty ice. 2-3 oz. rhubarb shrub. 3 oz. Plymouth gin. Quarter lime squeezed. Fill with tonic.

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    Rider's Paradise

    Gin, SangSom, Blue Curacao, Soda, Lemon, Syrup

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    Tonight? A classic cocktail from Cuba, c. 1920s, the El Presidente, named after Mario García Menoca, President of Cuba from 1913 to 1921.

    El Presidente

    1-12 oz. rich white rum (not Bacardi... but you knew that, right?)
    1-1/2 oz. Dolin or Chambery Vermouth Blanc (sweeter than dry vermouth)
    1 bar spoon Dry Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand)
    1/2 bar spoon real grenadine, not the red crap in a bottle)
    Thinly cut orange peel

    Stir well over ice in the usual manner. Strain into a cocktail glass. Squeeze the citrus twist over the glass and discard.

    See http://imbibemagazine.com/el-preside...ktail-history/ for a useful history of the cocktail.

    I used Pierre Ferrand's Plantation 3 Stars, an aged white rum. It's a blend of Jamaican, Barbadian, and Trinidadian rums that Maison Ferrand brings back to Cognac and aged in old cognac casks (Maison Ferrand being a prominent cognac producer). Highly recommended.

    Avoid store-boughten "grenadine" as it's nothing but sugar syrup with artificial color and flavor added.

    Real, old-skool grenadine is dead-simple to make. Especially in a world where one can buy pomegranate juice in a bottle at any decent grocery store.

    Vrai Grenadine

    1 quart pure pomegranate juice
    1/2 pound demerara or other good raw sugar
    1 tablespoon rose water
    1 tablespoon orange-flower water

    Pour roughly half of the pomegranate juice into a saucepan. Heat over medium, taking care to remove from the flame before it boils. Stir in the sugar until dissolved, then add the other half-quart of juice, the rose water and orange flower water.

    Mix well and decant into a clean bottle to refrigerate.

    Note: Adding 2 ounces or so of high-proof vodka or Everclear will allow it to keep longer.

    Pro tip: Scale this recipe down as the vibrant color will fade rather quicker than you might think. Still tastes good, but color is an essential part of presentation.
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    Nicholas,

    It sounds like you have a richly stocked bar! I'm a little jealous!

    Cheers!
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    My standard is a glass of chilled water. Fresh, clean and oh so satisfying during the scorching hot (72 yesterday) days of summer.

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    I don't think I've had a drink in over a week. Maybe tonight. I have been mixing cold brewed iced tea with limeade. It's good.

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    AppleJack and cider
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    i need to go drankin at skip's house sometime.

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    You would be a welcome guest.
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    White Lady

    2 parts London Dry Gin
    1 part good Triple Sec like Cointreau
    1 part lemon juice, freshly squeezed

    Shake over ice in the usual manner.

    This time I used variegated pink lemons. Very interesting - they smell a bit like grapefruit and have some floral and bitter notes on the tongue.

    Apparently, it's a sport of the standard Eureka lemon, found growing in Burbank, California in 1931.

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    It's pouring rain here in Oregon, and I'm drinking a Dark & Stormy.
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    Really quite sweet, but really tasty!

    Caramel Apple

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    A little too easy to drink. This one could sneak up on you!
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    For much of the fall, I've been making White Russians with homemade coffee liqueur. Last weekend, however, I made something called an Old Glory for my wife. It involved vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, blueberries and a splash of dry red wine. It was quite good!




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    I follow the NYS Canal system on Twitter and this came up today.

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    Erie Canal mule

    Here’s how to make the Erie Canal mule, which as far as crafting classic cocktails go, is pretty easy:
    1.5 oz Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    3/4 oz lime juice
    Splash of ginger beer
    Lime wedge
    Directions:
    ⦁ Pour whiskey and lime juice over ice in a copper cup (or any short to medium glass) and stir gently.
    ⦁ Top with ginger beer
    ⦁ Garnish with lime wedge
    Don't forget to say “Sal-ud” to the canal!

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    I follow the NYS Canal system o Twitter and this cam up today.

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    Erie Canal mule

    Here’s how to make the Erie Canal mule, which as far as crafting classic cocktails go, is pretty easy:
    1.5 oz Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    3/4 oz lime juice
    Splash of ginger beer
    Lime wedge
    Directions:
    ⦁ Pour whiskey and lime juice over ice in a copper cup (or any short to medium glass) and stir gently.
    ⦁ Top with ginger beer
    ⦁ Garnish with lime wedge
    Don't forget to say “Sal-ud” to the canal!



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    2 or 3 parts White Lillet
    1 part Hendrick's Gin
    Grapefruit bitters
    twist of orange

    Served up in a chilled glass

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    The other night, I was shaking up the Claridge (from Claridge's Hotel in Paris, c. 1913).

    3 parts gin
    3 parts dry vermouth
    1 part Cointreau
    1 part apricot brandy (Luxardo)

    It's a very fine cocktail.

    But I ran out of Cointreau. So I had to improvise. This was the result, which I have dubbed the Clarence (because it's sort of like Claridge).

    Also a fine cocktail.

    The Clarence

    4 parts gin
    3 parts dry vermouth
    1 part apricot brandy
    3/4 part Cointreau
    1/2 part lemon juice
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    I used to enjoy the occasional Drambuie. It seems that with the rising cost of scotch, the bourbon makers started infusing honey into bourbon. Jim Beam Honey is cheap and surprisingly good. I wouldn't recommend it too much or too often, but it's pleasant some evenings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I used to enjoy the occasional Drambuie. It seems that with the rising cost of scotch, the bourbon makers started infusing honey into bourbon. Jim Beam Honey is cheap and surprisingly good. I wouldn't recommend it too much or too often, but it's pleasant some evenings.

    The Comet (1910, in honour of Halley's Comet) looks interesting:

    1 1/2 fl oz Cognac VSOP
    1/4 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
    1/4 fl oz Drambuie liqueur
    1 fl oz Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
    1 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters

    Grapefruit zest, for garnish

    I'm just always galled at the cost of even a small bottle of Drambuie
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    Regatta Cocktail Glasspar this twist on the classic Sidecar.

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    I had an elderflower martini on Friday. Don’t think Bond, think Moneypenny. It was delish.

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