Post by sandgrounder on Nov 29, 2022 10:36:00 GMT 1
From the sleeve notes of Wish Deluxe:
'Cloudberry was written under the influence of the drink of that name - an Arctic liqueur. I first came across it on a flight home from Finland in 1985. The air hostess brought out a mysterious looking golden bottle and asked "Would you gentlemen like to try some of this?" It was the nicest drink I've ever had in my life'.
A 21% proof liqueur made from berries that are only found within Finland's Arctic Circle,
Post by sandgrounder on Feb 3, 2023 10:13:12 GMT 1
The Snake Pit
1 oz Angostura 7 Year Rum (Old Ipswich Tavern Style) 1/2 oz Hamilton 151 Rum (Lemon Hart 151) 1 oz Orange Juice 3/4 oz Lime Juice 1/4 oz Falernum (Velvet) 1/4 oz Grenadine 1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup 1/4 oz Amaro di Angostura
Post by sandgrounder on Feb 3, 2023 10:24:43 GMT 1
1 oz Smith & Cross Rum 3/4 oz Bigallet China-China Amer Liqueur 1/4 oz Demerara Syrup 1/2 Lemon (cubed) 1/2 Strawberry
Muddle the lemon pieces and strawberry, shake with ice, and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Add straws, garnish with an orange twist, and mist with 7 spritzes of Angostura Bitters.
Created by bartender Braden LaGrone at the Cure bar in Freret Street, New Orleans. The orange twist on the Like Cockatoos is reminiscent of the parrot's head plumage and it contributed to the drink's aroma along with the Angostura Bitters' clove and other spice notes. On the palate, caramel and orange on the sip gave way to funk rum and Pimm's-like flavors on the swallow
we've got some recipes in our kitchen... here's one of them now:
this is something that sent me into raptures when i was little! and it still does...
1 and a half pounds (about 750g) loaf/white sugar 1 gallon (4 and a half litres) cold water 1 lemon 4 large fresh (or dried) elderflower heads (i can take no responsibility if any other flower is used!) 2 tablespoons white vinegar
warm a bit of the water and dissolve the sugar in it let it cool squeeze the juice from the lemon discard the pith, and slice the peel put the lemon juice and the peel and the elderflower heads and the sugar water and the vinegar into a big bowl or a (clean!) bucket and add the remaining water
leave it for 4 days strain it and bottle it (in airtight bottles)
leave it for another 6 to 10 days (yes i know, it's too long, we're too thirsty etc etc) but when it's ready i hope you'll think it was worth the wait!
ps. drink it all in one go in the sun with a friend! and when you wake up... just make some more!!! pps. best if you start batch 2 the day after you start batch 1, that way you won't have to wait too long in between... although following this logic, you are obviously going to need a lot of buckets...
come back tomorrow for another treat! ---- you can tell this is a long time ago because RS wasn't posting in all caps yet
It would be so perfect if you would just fall out the window