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)
It’s whiskey, with all the yuckness of soda water! The less said the better.
Wanna know how to ruin a perfectly good gimlet? Add club soda! Do we detect a trend yet?
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.