Lime juice

One of those classic drinks, which I had either never gotten around to trying, or if I had I’d forgotten. Gin and lime are like chocolate-chip cookies and milk, an obvious combination.   Had one at Orpheus on Friday night and it did not disappoint. 

Whiskey Highball (a.k.a. Whiskey and Soda)
Club Soda

It’s whiskey, with all the yuckness of soda water!   The less said the better.

Gin Rickey
Lime juice
Club Soda

Wanna know how to ruin a perfectly good gimlet?  Add club soda!  Do we detect a trend yet?

Whiskey Sour
Another classic, and no stranger to my palate.  Last night, however, was the first time I’d had occasion to mix one up myself.  Lacking Sour Mix, I used:

1 1/2 oz. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey (per avivahg‘s request)
1 1/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. Filtered water
1 tsp. Sugar

Shaken with ice, and garnished with a cherry.  Perhaps due to the high caliber of the whiskey used, the final product was exceptional, and nearly convinced me to make another for myself.

1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Lemon juice

Shaken and served with ice.  I was drinking gin and I craved an amaretto drink, so I gave this one a shot.  And boy and am I glad I did.  This one’s a keeper, one of those drinks in which the flavors fuse together to create something new, delicious, and greater than the sum of it’s parts.  Highly recommended.

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  1. Maybe you can help us. David is looking for a drink he had once. He knows it isn’t a SnakeBite or a Lemon Drop or a Tequila Sour. All he knows is that it is Tequila with either Lime or Lemon juice. Any ideas? And what’s the name of that little red book that has all the drink recipes?

    1. Sadly, you’ve hit upon a blank space in my knowledge of mixology. I’m not a big fan of tequila, so I don’t really know tequila drinks. might be a better person to ask.

      Although we don’t own a copy of it, I believe the book in question is Mr. Boston.

      1. No. I thought of that, but its not it. The one I’m thinking of is dark red, and almost leatherbound. But thanks for your help.

        1. BTW, while, as I said, I’m no connoisseur of Tequila drinks, it occurs to me that Tequila is traditionally drunk with lime, and AFAIK Tequila shots are typically followed up with a slice of lime and some salt. Did the drink have a specific name, or could have just been “tequila and lime”?

          1. No, they were Tequila and Lime Juice (or Lemon Juice) And it was something like equal parts Tequila and Lime Juice.

          2. Sounds vaguely like a margarita, but that involves triple sec as well.

            Avdi, you know who else might know. Our friend, . Quite the liquor connaiseur himself. Maybe he’ll chance upon this entry and have a clue where we don’t.

          3. Thanks, hon. But its not a margarita, either. And he couldn’t even tell me if it was a shot, or a drink. Ugh. Husbands can be SO helpful.

          4. Btw — that’s a gorgeous picture of you.

          5. Well, thank ya! 🙂

            Say what have you been up to of late?

          6. Hmm. I started a new job. Tech Support for Cox Cable ISP. I’m in training right now, and its a 8am-4pm class. Its KILLING me. (This 6am wakeup call is for the birds.) Otherwise, its not a bad job, per se, but not the best either. Mostly, I just had to have a job with daytime hours because of the babysitter.

          7. Still trying to figure out the answer to life, the universe and everything.

            Working a part-time job at a dental supply co. I love it!

            My son and I are back on mood meds.

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