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ALCOHOL


Applejack
Bailey's
Banana Liqueur
Beer
Blue Curacao
Bourbon
Brandy
Campari
Champagne
Cherry Heering
Chocolate liqueur
Cinnamon liqueur
Cointreau
Creme de Cacao
Creme de Menthe
Gin
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Mescal
Midori
Pimm's
Prosecco
Rum
Schnapps, Peach
Sherry
St. Germain
Tequila
Triple Sec
Vermouth, Blanc
Vermouth, Dry
Vermouth, Sweet
Vodka
Whiskey
Wine

MIXERS


Agave
Avocado
Bitters
Bitters, Angostura
Bitters, Orange
Cream
Garnish
Ginger Ale
Ginger Beer
Grenadine
Honey
Juice, Apple
Juice, Cranberry
Juice, Grape
Juice, Lemon
Juice, Lime
Juice, Orange
Juice, Pomegranate
Lemonade
Lime Cordial
Mint
Pecan Syrup
Simple Syrup
Strawberries
Tea

BARTENDERS


Blue Smoke
Dale DeGroff
David Wondrich
Employees Only
La Bottega
Rachel Maddow
Thad Vogler

Following

10 August 10
PORCH SWING
· 1 1/2 oz. gin (Hendricks is specified; Tanqueray was used) · 1 1/2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur · 4 oz. lemonade · 7-Up or another lemon/lime soda · 10 paper-thin half moon slices of cucumber
Pour gin, Pimm’s and lemonade into tall Collins glass, then add a few ice cubes and a splash of 7-Up. Finish with cucumber slices.
Source: Blue Smoke

PORCH SWING

· 1 1/2 oz. gin (Hendricks is specified; Tanqueray was used)
· 1 1/2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur
· 4 oz. lemonade
· 7-Up or another lemon/lime soda
· 10 paper-thin half moon slices of cucumber

Pour gin, Pimm’s and lemonade into tall Collins glass, then add a few ice cubes and a splash of 7-Up. Finish with cucumber slices.

Source: Blue Smoke

20 July 10
3 July 10

Cocktails with James

literarybond:

Negroni: from Risico

  • One part gin
  • One part sweet vermouth
  • One part bitters

Stir into old fashioned glass over ice, garnish with orange peel.

Vesper: from Casino Royale

  • Three parts gin
  • One part vodka
  • Half part Kina Lillet

Shake until ice cold, serve in deep champagne goblet with thin slice of lemon

Vodka Martini: from Doctor No

  • 6 parts vodka
  • 1 part dry vermouth

Shake with ice, strain into martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon unless you’re drinking with Felix Leiter, in which case an olive is permissible.

Stinger: from Diamonds are Forever

  • 3 parts brandy
  • 1 part creme de menthe

Serve on the rocks in a rocks glass or mix and strain into a cocktail glass.

Boilermaker: from The Living Daylights

  • Shot of whisky, tequila or vodka (Bond uses schnapps in a pinch)
  • Glass of beer

The shot is dropped into the beer and drunk quickly.

Princess Alexandra: from Risico

  • 1.5 parts vodka
  • 1 part half and half
  • 1 part white creme de cacao

Shake with cracked ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with nutmeg.

Old Fashioned: - from Thunderball, Live and Let Die

  • 4 parts bourbon, scotch or rye
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 splash soda water

Put cube in old fashioned glass, soak with bitters. Add soda water, muddle until dissolved. Fill glass with ice cubes, add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, lemon twist and two maraschino cherries.

Americano: from From Russia with Love, Casino Royale

  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • dash club soda

Shake together then pour over ice into Collins glass. Garnish with orange slice, lemon peel.

20 June 10

Pimm’s O’Clock

Wimbledon starts tomorrow, and that means it’s time to break out the Pimm’s!  Pimm’s used to make six different varieties, but most of them have sadly been phased out.  The only ones left in production, as far as I know, are Pimm’s No. 1, gin-based and the most famous of the lot, and the seasonal Pimm’s Winter Cup, which used to be No. 3 and is brandy-based.  Wikipedia claims that No. 6, the vodka-based Pimm’s, is still made in small batches, but I’ve never seen it.  Nos. 2, 4, and 5 were, respectively, Scotch-, rum-, and rye-based, and it would be awesome if some day the company would bring them all back for at least a limited run.  But in the meantime, we can still make and enjoy the traditional cocktail of Wimbledon:

PIMM’S CUP

· 1 1/2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 
· 3 oz. fresh lemonade (to be “authentic” use lemon-lime soda instead)
· Club soda or sweet soda

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass and garnish with an English cucumber spear and an apple slice. If you’re making this in a pitcher, chuck in whatever fresh berries or citrus fruits you have on hand to add to the flavour.

Sources: Dale DeGroff and Pimm’s

It turns out, however, that the official Pimm’s website has a whole series of other cocktail recipes using Pimm’s No. 1, none of which I’ve ever tried but all of which seem like they might be worth making soon:

PIMM’S PIMPOM

· 1 1/2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 
· 4 1/2 oz. Pomegranate juice

Serve over ice in a highball glass and garnish with an orange slice and ripped basil.

PIMM’S ROYALE

· 1 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 
· Cava or Champagne

Pour the Pimm’s into a champagne flute and add a strawberry. Fill with the Cava and serve.

PIMM’S DEUCE

· 1 1/2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 
· Orange juice
· Cranberry juice

Pour the Pimm’s over ice in a highball glass. Fill with equal parts orange and cranberry juice. Garnish with a strawberry and an orange slice.

PIMM’S GINGER

· 1 1/2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 
· Ginger ale

Pour the Pimm’s over ice in a highball glass and fill with ginger ale. Garnish with a spring of mint and a slice of lemon.

PIMM’S WINTER

· 1 1/2 oz. Pimm’s Winter
· Apple juice, warm

Pour the Pimm’s into a mug and fill with the warmed apple juice. Garnish with slices of apple and orange.

Source: Pimm’s

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