Jul 11

Hemingway Daiquiri

Señor Amor has gone mobile for this post. We don’t know if he can even dial a phone, much less update a blog, from a mobile device.


In honor of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday, we are sipping a Dale’s Hemingway Daiquiri tonight. The recipe comes from Dale DeGroff’s Essential Cocktail.

Dale’s Hemingway Daiquiri
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce lime juice

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve it up with a thin slice of lime.

Aug 10

Swamp Cooler

swamp cooler

While waiting for the charcoal grill to get ready to cook an entire antelope and half of a bull, we needed a drink. We made this up based on the Silent Order cocktail. The measurements are all about the same, only we didn’t add any water because we were going to add club soda and serve it over ice. It was a refreshing way to pretend that the Texas sun isn’t a million freaking degrees.

The Swamp Cooler
2 oz green chartreuse
1/2 oz lime juice
7-10 basil leaves

Shake everything together over ice. Double strain into a glass of ice and top with club soda.

Drink it outdoors.

Jul 10

*cough cough* Is this thing on?

We just heard about this new/old stuff called Root. We want to try some. Have you seen it in Texas? Do we need to drive up to Pennsylvania?

Jun 10


Silent But Delicious…

We at The Souse Report are all fond of cocktail virgin slut, and they recently added a post for a cocktail called the Silent Order. It caught my attention because it is heavy on the green chartreuse. I’m sure I can’t do better job of describing it than the folks over at cocktail virgin slut, so I won’t try. But I will say that this drink may be as good if not better than my current favorite Chartreuse cocktail, the last word. I wasn’t planning to post about this, and I drank it before I took a picture, so you can check out the glass that I used.

The Silent Order

2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Water
7-10 Basil Leaves

Shake over ice and double strain into a cocktail glass. (Double straining keeps the bits of basil leaves from polluting your drink.)

Feb 10

What the Hell?

I like to pick a drink based on the name. This is one of those drinks. Fortunately for me, it also tasted pretty good. Jen Fizz found The Western Rose Cocktail and we were lucky it was good. This one was pretty similar, so with that in mind, and a cool name, I decided to try it.

If I make it again, I may use less vermouth than what it called for. I think The Western Rose Cocktail is better, but this one isn’t bad. I’m just curious how it got it’s name.

What The Hell

1 oz Apricot Brandy
1 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Dry Vermouth
1 dash Lemon Juice

Stir in an old-fashioned glass with ice and drink up.

Feb 10

The Western Rose Cocktail

Jen Fizz was exploring the drinks in our 1974 edition of Mr. Boston’s Deluxe Official Cocktail Guide when she came across the Crystal Slipper Cocktail. Since that was a success, she opened up the book and decided to make the first thing she saw that sounded good.

And she found a winner; the Western Rose Cocktail is really nice. It is sort of like an apricot martini.

The Western Rose Cocktail

1/2 oz Apricot Brandy
1 oz Dry Gin
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/4 tsp Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

After we drank the Western Rose, I found another drink on the same page that looked pretty good. It’s up next.

Feb 10

Just Beginning

This is just the beginning of what should be a fascinating blog about drinking cocktails and places where people go to drink cocktails and the people who drink cocktails and the people who put up with them.

We are trying to destroy major appliances.