Well here`s something right up my alley…a twist of the Sazerac containing absinthe, gin and campari…
And not only that but it also uses a strong spicy bourbon while the classic Sazerac uses rye or cognac or both.
I`m a huge fan of the Sazerac – THE quintessential cocktail of New Orleans, or shall we [...]
During Tales there´s always some bitters going around and i now have five new bitters to play with and first out are 2 bitters from Miracle Miles – Chili-Chocolate and Yuzu.
Miracle Miles bitters are locally made artisanal bitters that started just over a year and a half ago. Louis Anderman – the maker [...]
Time for a planter´s again! drink number 20 from Grog Log is Don`s own Planter´s. These are what i would call comfort drinks.
The history of the old Planter´s punch has been told many times and it´s not that long ago i did a post on it with eight different variations where Don`s own [...]
Love me some Juleps…
It´s julep time and i`m not going to pass the opportunity to post a mint julep on Derby Day! few things are bettter than sipping slowly on a cold mint julep..especially if i s a hot day.
Since i did post a classical julep last year i`m gonna mix up [...]
Today its the mint day! if you wonder what the mint day is – you can read about it here.
As it happens the BoozeFairy did time it well and came with Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon just when i got the first of this years fragrant Moroccan mint from the market.
So then tht [...]
Sip and dream..
The mint julep isn`t original to New Orleans though, but imported from the southern states where it was developed. Nevertheless it has become a very important New Orleanian Cocktail.
Without doubt, a good Mint Julep is a true Southern pleasure. On the first saturday in may is the Kentucky Derby Day [...]
Its happening fast now, the fall is really storming in with sudden temp drops, strong winds, lots of cold rain mixed with sun, and a sudden color change on the leaves…which did inspire me to make these two fall cocktails.
I`m lucky to have a very beautiful walkway to my work along the shores with [...]
Yes really..the real mint is back, finally.
I have waited since the last vegetable markets closed down in the early fall. Since then i have had to live with those tiny under-light grown thin plants called mint – But its to me not real mint. Oh no..because real mint has much more [...]
IT GOT TO BE FRESH – WITH INTENSE RICH FLAVORS!
Fresh, organic and locally sourced..
I´m very fond of using fresh ingredients in cocktails and cannot enough praise their superiority. Not only do they impart natural intense rich flavors to the drinks which cannot be compared to commercial mixers, they also add all [...]
There`s something very reachable about this bourbon, it`s nice and “homely”, and also very reasonable priced and no doubt of good quality. Its one of those spirits that should always be on the shelf.
Bulleit Bourbon is inspired by a recipe in the 1800`s created by Augustus Bulleit. The Bulleit Distilling Co was founded [...]