It’s Tiki Monday! How to Make the Test Pilot

November 28, 2016 Broke & Thirsty 0

Like every great cocktail, the Test Pilot tastes nothing like any singular ingredient.  Instead it has a flavor and character all of its own. If you are looking for an excellent introduction to just how sophisticated a tiki cocktail can get, the Test Pilot will give your taste buds the experience of a lifetime. The Test Pilot 1½ ounces Dark Rum ¾ ounce Light Rum ½ ounce Orange Liqueur ⅛ teaspoon Pernod ½ ounce fresh lime juice 1 dash angostura bitters ½ ounce falernum This is an easy drink to make, but you are going to need a blender.  Pour all of the ingredients – the rums, orange liqueur, pernod, lime juice, bitters, and falernum (make it yourself!) – along with 1 cup of crushed ice into the blender.  Blend for about five seconds.  The goal is to mix all of the ingredients without actually blending until the drink is smooth Learn More

How to Make the Apple Pie Smash, or drinking a pie on the rocks

November 23, 2016 Broke & Thirsty 0

When it comes to celebrations in the fall, my go to dessert is always apple pie.  Simultaneously sweet and savory, this american classic is a time honored favorite that is often mimicked, but rarely duplicated in other forms. There are dozens of products on the shelves at liquor stores that claim to be “apple pie” moonshine or liqueur, but they never capture the full depth of the dessert or its elegant balance.  Sickeningly sweet, they often can’t even be mixed. So in honor of American Thanksgiving, I set out to create an apple pie cocktail that does the dessert justice, and without further adieu, I present to you the Apple Pie Smash! Apple Pie Smash 2 ounces Bourbon 2 ounces apple cider 1 ounce apple pie simple syrup garnish with a bruleed apple slice and fresh apple pie spices This cocktail is a lot of fun to make – anything that give Learn More

It’s Tiki Monday! How to Make the Beachcomber

November 14, 2016 Nick McAfee 0

With the cooler days of autumn upon us, it can be nice to rekindle the feelings of summer.  Turn the heat on, grab a book, and sip away the evening with one of the superstars of the tiki repertoire: the beachcomber.  Unlike many tiki cocktails, the beachcomber doesn’t use an abundance of fruit juices to achieve its amazing flavor.  Nor does it use an abundance of rums – light rum is all that you need.  The beachcomber definitely gives substance to the old adage that “less is more.” The Beachcomber 2 ounces Light Rum ¾ ounce Orange Liqueur 2 dashes Maraschino Liqueur 1 lime, juiced ¼ teaspoon simple syrup (optional) 1 cup ice, crushed (frozen variant) garnish with an orange twist or an orange wheel There are several variants of the beachcomber. My personal favorite is the classic beachcomber, served up in a cocktail glass. However, in warmer months this cocktail Learn More

Make Old Fashioned

The Perfect Election Day Cocktail, or variations on the all american Old Fashioned.

November 8, 2016 Broke & Thirsty 0

Election Day is here and whether your candidate wins or loses, there are few better days to drink and celebrate America – save maybe Independence Day. Since we only get to elect a president every four years, there are few better days to break out the good stuff and make a celebratory cocktail. When it comes to finding a solid all american cocktail to celebrate with, the simplicity and elegance of the Old Fashioned make it a most excellent choice. Checkout this recipe for the classic Old Fashioned or keep reading for some delicious and election-sized concoctions. The Corn Whiskey Old Fashioned 3 ounces Corn Whiskey 1 sugar cube 3 dashes cherry bitters garnish with a lemon slice and cherry Place a sugar cube in an old fashioned glass (also known as a lowball glass). Saturate the sugar cube with cherry bitters and let rest for a minute. Muddle the sugar, then add Learn More