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June Cocktail: Pale Lemon Sky

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 2, 2019

Beginning with a Tequila based cocktails at the start of June. Here is a recipe which mixes El Jimador Reposado with Vodka and sour citrus. This is an elegant serving with the agave held in check ensuring it will be enjoyed by a wide variety of palates.

The Pale Lemon Sky

1 oz El Jimador Reposado Tequila
1 oz Vodka
3/8 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/8 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/8 oz Bols Triple Sec
3/8 oz Sugar Syrup (1:1 ratio)
Ice
Lemon Peel

Add the ingredients to your metal shaker with ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Double strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a strip of lemon peel

Enjoy Responsibly!

If you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

Chimo!

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May Cocktail: What Rough Beast

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 26, 2019

Here is a cocktail I designed almost 8 years ago which combines Cask Strength Peated Scotch Whisky with London Dry Gin. Recently I refined the serving by removing one unnecessary ingredient (Vermouth) and simplifying the garnish; thus turning the serving into a Gin and Whisky Old Fashioned of sorts.  Sometimes less is more which was certainly the case here.

What Rough Beast

3/4 oz  Bowmore Tempest
3/8 oz  Bulldog London Dry Gin
1/4  oz Orange Curacao
2-3 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
Ice-cubes
Orange Peel Coil

Add Bowmore Tempest and Bulldog London Dry Gin to a Rocks Glass with Ice.
Add a touch of Curacao and a few dashes of Angostura Orange Bitters
Garnish with an Orange Peel Coil

Enjoy Responsibly!

Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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In case you are wondering about the name of the serving, it is from The Second Coming, written by W. B. Yeats in 1919. A poem written in the aftermath of the First World War; but which seems to have an uncanny ring to our current political and economic climate. (Gosh I hope I’m wrong.)

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May Cocktail: ‘Tail from the Death Star

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 17, 2019

The Last Straw Distillery is Ontario’s smallest production micro-distillery located at 40 Pippin Rd. in Vaughan, Ontario (a wee bit north of Toronto) just off Highway 400 and around the corner from Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre. A couple of months ago I was sent two of their most recent bottlings, an almost whisky – Last Straw Darker Side and their new Double Barreled Blackstrap Rum.

Reviews are coming soon, but I though I would peak your interest in my new Dark Side themed cocktail, the ‘Tail from the Death Star, just in time for the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

‘Tail from the Death Star.

1 1/2 oz Last Straw Darker Side Spirit
3/4 oz Last Straw Double Barrelled Blackstrap Rum
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Bols Triple Sec
Ice
Orange Peel Coil

Add the Five Ingredients into a Cocktail Shaker with ice
Shake until well chilled
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a coil of Orange peel

Enjoy!

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Mother’s Day Cocktail: Savoir Faire

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 12, 2019

Here is a wonderful treat for you to share with your Mom this Mother’s Day. This complex, yet elegant cocktail is meant to represent that special combination of love, guidance, strength and courage which our Moms continue to unselfishly share with us.

If you are wondering about the name, Savoir Faire. It is a French phrase which means being adaptable and adroit, basically knowing what to do in any situation. Surely that describes your Mom as well as mine.

Savoir Faire

1 oz Gautier VSOP Fine Cognac
1/2 oz St-Rémy XO Authentic French Brandy
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Lime Juice
3/8 oz Sugar Syrup
dash Angostura Bitters
Ice
Twist of Orange Peel

Add the first seven ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a Twist of Orange Peel

Please Enjoy Responsibly!

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“There’s a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.” (Anon)

 

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Cinco de Mayo Cocktail: A Fancy Paloma

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 5, 2019

For Cinco de Mayo here is a fancy take on the Paloma Cocktail. In this cocktail, fresh Grapefruit and Lime juice are mixed with Boston Bittahs and Triple Sec. Adding ice and soda results a tall refreshing mixed drink. I brought the serving up a further notch by mixing with Herradura’s premium Herradura Ultra Tequila Anejo.

Fancy Paloma

2 oz Herradura Ultra Tequila Anejo
2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/8 oz Bols Triple Sec
dash Bittermens Boston Bittahs
Ice
Sparkling Soda

Add plenty of ice to a tall glass
Add the first five ingredients and stir
Complete with soda
Enjoy Responsibly

Note: If you are interested in more of my cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

Chimo!

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