Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Fashion - 3 Takes on the Old Fashioned

Here is a few spins I've made on an old classic, the Old Fashioned.

Ugly Cocktail

Created: Aug 2008

Served: Short

2 oz. Whiskey (Bourbon)
12 (apx.) Fresh Blueberries
Lemon Wedge
Club Soda

Garnish: Lemon wheel and two blueberries

Muddle Lemon Wedge and Blueberries. Add ice, Whiskey, top w/ Soda.

For a variation try soaking Blueberries in Brandy for at least 24 hours.

When the soda is added an unusual foam appears littered w/ the blueberry seeds--quite ugly.

High Fashion

Created: 5 Nov 2008

Served: Short
2 oz. Whiskey (Bourbon)
1/2 oz. Pomegranate Liqueur
Green Pear Wedge
Club Soda
Garnish: 3 Pomegranate seeds (when in season)

Muddle Pear Wedge well. Add ice, Whiskey, Pomegranate Liqueur, stir, top w/ soda, and garnish.

Old Soul

Created: 9 Apr 2009

Served: Short

1 1/2 oz. Whiskey (Rye)
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Cynar
3 Peychaud's Bitters
Orange Wedge
Club Soda

Garnish: n/a

Muddle Orange Wedge w/ Bitters, add ice, Whiskey, Triple Sec, Cynar, top Soda.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Another delicious summer drink.

Created: July 2008

Served: Up

3 oz. Gin
6 Fresh Strawberry (large sized)
2 Basil Leaves (medium sized)
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Muddle Strawberries and Basil well. Add ice and Gin. Stir well, strain, serve up. Squeeze and drop Lime Wedge.