Friday, October 9, 2015

Recipe Round-Up: The First 100

Since starting this blog, I've had so much fun learning about different spirits and techniques, and of course making cocktails - nearly 100 of them, it turns out! This is my 100th post. So I thought I'd go back and pick out my top ten recipes from what I've made so far. I've had people ask me what my favorite cocktail is before, and I don't think I could ever pick one. But ten? Maybe.

In no particular order:

Air Mail

1. Air Mail. I can't help it, I just love this cocktail. It's elegant and delicious. If I had my own signature cocktail, it might be this.

Red Hook

2. Red Hook. Not to knock the Manhattan, but I'll take one of these instead.

Last Word

3. Last Word. I was going to choose the Aviation, but honestly, I think I like the Last Word more.

Maximillian Affair

4. Maximillian Affair. Narrowing it down to just a single mezcal cocktail was a bit of a challenge, but this really is one of my all-time favorites.

Vieux Carre

5. Vieux Carre. New Orleans in a glass.

Classic Martini

6. Classic Martini. Sometimes nothing hits the spot quite like a martini. Made with GIN, obviously. I used to prefer olives, but now I'm on a lemon twist kick.

Battle of Trafalgar

7. Battle of Trafalgar. Anything good enough to make me hunt down a bottle of Batavia Arrack deserves a spot on this list. Honestly, this is also one of my all-time favorite cocktails.

Coal Miner's Daughter

8. Coal Miner's Daughter. Like a Gold Rush, but even better.


9. Earthbound. A sophisticated alternative to a Margarita.


10. #42. A gorgeous riff on the Martini.

Runners up: Old Cuban, Grilled Pineapple Margarita, French Maid

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you keep reading for the next 100 posts!

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