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Cocktail of the Month

Strega Sour

Strega Sour

The cocktail of the month is The Strega Sour, an original creation.

Strega is an Italian digestif that includes 70 herbs, including mint, and fennel. Saffron gives it its distinct yellow color. It has a viscous feel, is not too sweet with minty/coniferous notes (Wikipedia.com).

 

 

1 ½ oz. gin

¾ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. Strega liqueur

¼ oz simple syrup

½ oz egg white

 

Place all ingredients in a blender with a small handful of ice. Blend on high for 10-20 seconds or until frothy. Use Hawthorne strainer to strain into a sour glass. Drop a brandied cherry into the glass as a garnish.

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Cocktails of the month

Who's Yehoodi?

The cocktail of the month is an original creation we are calling "Who's Yehoodi?"

 

It is named after the renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin who grew up in the Fillmore district of San Francisco in the 1920s. In 1938, Yehudi Menuhin appeared on Bob Hope's radio program. Hope's sidekick Jerry Colona ad-libbed the phrase "Who's Yehoodi?" The audience loved it! So great was the response that Colona kept on using it on other shows even though Yehudi wasn't a guest. It soon become a catchphrase among the younger, swing generation. In 1940 it was turned into a song and a number of bands recorded it.

Who's Yehoodi?

 

¾ oz. Slivovitz

¾ oz. Zubrowka

¾ oz. Lemon Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup (2:1)

1 Bar Spoon Mulberry Gin

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

 

Measure and add ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake vigorously 20 seconds. Double strain (using cocktail "hawthorne" strainer plus a tea strainer) into coupe glass.

 

Garnish cocktail with a lemon peel.

THE MONKEY GLAND

1.5 oz. Gin

0.75 oz. Orange Juice

0.25 oz. Lemon Juice

3 dashes Absinthe

3 dashes Grenadine

 

Measure and add ingredients into a cocktail mixing vessel. Add ice. Stir with bar spoon for 20 seconds. Strain into coupe glass.

 

Garnish cocktail with an orange peel.

The Parisian

1.5 oz. Gin

0.75 oz. Dry Vermouth

0.5 oz. Creme de Cassis

 

Measure spirits into a cocktail mixing vessel. Add ice. Stir with bar spoon for 20 seconds. Strain into coupe glass.

 

Garnish cocktail with a lemon peel.

The Vowel

1 oz. Scotch

1 oz. Carpano Antica Vermouth

½ oz. Orange Juice

1/4 oz. Kümmel

2 dashes Angostura bitters

 

 

Shake and double strain into a coup glass.

 

Garnish: orange peel

 

From the 1927 book Barflies and Cocktail by Harry Mc Elhone

The Vanishing Lady

1-1/2 oz - Gin

3/4 oz - Cointreau (or good quality Triple Sec)

3/4 oz - Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.

 

Add 1/8 oz Aperol and 1/8 oz Crème de Mure (blackberry liqueur).

Jack Rose Cocktail

With the New Year upon us, we are offering up something crisp and fresh. This month’s featured cocktail is the Jack Rose which combines Applejack (an Apple brandy), lime juice and grenadine.

This simple drink was popular during the 1920s and 1930s and is mentioned in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises (1926). The drink’s creator is said to be a New Jersey bartender who in 1913 landed upon this combination of flavors. At the time, New Jersey was noted for its apple brandy. Other historic origin stories of the Jack Rose include references to gamblers and other eccentric characters.

2 parts - Laird’s Applejack (apple brandy)

1 part - Lime Juice

1/2 part - Grenadine

Shake, strain, and pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Barbary Coast

i, our cocktail of the month, looks very simple at a first glance: Rum, lime juice and sugar. 

 

What makes this daiquiri special in our mind is that we are using Plantation's Pineapple Rum. This rum is made by cutting the bark off the pineapple and infusing it in their 3 Star Rum and redistilling it. Then they take the meat of the pineapple and put it in their Special Dark Rum and then they combine the two. In doing so, they create a subtle pineapple flavor that marries with the lime juice and sugar to create a wonderful, refreshing cocktail.

 

1 1/2oz Pineapple Rum

3/4oz Lime Juice

Scant 1/2oz Simple Syrup (2:1)

 

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Double-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an lime wedge.

 

Our name comes from the character in Dickens’ Pickwick Papers. Mrs Weller was the proprietress of the pub where the Reverend Stiggins would come and enjoy his pineapple rum.

Mrs. Weller's Pineapple Daiquiri

The Daiquiri, our cocktail of the month, looks very simple at a first glance: Rum, lime juice and sugar. 

 

What makes this daiquiri special in our mind is that we are using Plantation's Pineapple Rum. This rum is made by cutting the bark off the pineapple and infusing it in their 3 Star Rum and redistilling it. Then they take the meat of the pineapple and put it in their Special Dark Rum and then they combine the two. In doing so, they create a subtle pineapple flavor that marries with the lime juice and sugar to create a wonderful, refreshing cocktail.

 

1 1/2oz Pineapple Rum

3/4oz Lime Juice

Scant 1/2oz Simple Syrup (2:1)

 

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Double-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an lime wedge.

 

Our name comes from the character in Dickens’ Pickwick Papers. Mrs Weller was the proprietress of the pub where the Reverend Stiggins would come and enjoy his pineapple rum.

Fox Movietone News

1 ozScotch

1 ozSweet Vermouth

1 ozCointreau

1/2 ozLime Juice

6 DropsCuraçao

You might not guess it but this is a Cuban cocktail! Not all classic Cuban cocktails contained rum and this is a great example of one that doesn’t.

The Fox Movietone News appears in a souvenir cocktail book sold by Sloppy Joe’s. Sloppy Joe’s was probably the most well known bar in Havana, certainly the most well known among American tourists.

It might have received name from a visit 5 years earlier by the Fox Movietone crew who were there visiting the island to film some footage for the newsreel:

Jasper's Jamaican Rum Punch

Jasper’s Jamaican Rum Punch


1 ½ oz dark Jamaican rum (such as Coruba) 

1 ½ oz Jasper’s secret mix: 

(juice of 12 limes, 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 ½ oz Angostura bitters, ½ a nutmeg grated) 

 

Stir until sugar is dissolved and refrigerate for 2 hours. 

 

Pour rum and secret mix over a glass with ice and stir.  Decorate with mint and Enjoy. 

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