Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I just had a moment...

So I'm doing apartment errands today, I.E. laundry cleaning etc. and I saw in the lobby a delayed package for me containing my copy of The Savoy Iopened it up to the page saying "This book is dedicated to you" and couldn't help laughing and thinking of this clip.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


So my latest venture of booze shopping coupled with emails from booze companies has spawned my latest late night / early morning creation / horrible idea gone right.

Definition from

rig·a·ma·role (rĭg'ə-mə-rōl') Pronunciation Key
n. Variant of rigmarole.
rig·ma·role (rĭg'mə-rōl') Pronunciation Key
Confused, rambling, or incoherent discourse; nonsense.
A complicated, petty set of procedures.

[Alteration of obsolete ragman roll, catalog, from Middle English ragmane rolle, scroll used in Ragman, a game of chance : perhaps from Anglo-Norman Ragemon le bon, Ragemon the Good, title of a set of verses about a character of this name + Middle English rolle, list (from Old French, from Latin rotula, wheel; see roll).]

The Rigamarole.
1 oz. Mitchter's Rye ( Im sure other rye's will work, but I finally got a bottle today. )
1 oz. Catdaddy
1/2 oz. Lime
1/2 oz. SImple
2-4 dashes Bitter Truth Celery Bitters
Rinse glass with Macallan Cask Strength
Lemon twist

Aside: I'd done a bit of reading online lately and tried out the Cameron's Kick from the Cocktail Chronicles (thank you again Paul for being a part of the absinthe event.) I made a point to leave all the bottles in front of the customers and none of the four could believe those ingredients made that drink. I particularly liked the matching of the orange twist with the lemon juice and applied that here by doing a lemon twist alongside lime juice.

Monday, January 19, 2009

MxMo : The Mekhong Wagtail


The Mekong Wagtail (Motacilla samveasnae) is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. The species was recently described in 2001.

So for this MxMo I played around with spirits that I had on my shelves but had not been using at all.

Mekhong (Export)

Mekhong is a special blend of 35 degree liquor, a product of Bangyikhan Distillery, the first distillery in Thailand. Mekhong was first produced in 1941 when the Excise Department's main aim then was to produce a Thai liquor with a high standard of production and taste to replace imported products. It also underwent extensive development in appearance, production process and taste from 1943 to 1946.

Saan Soju

Originally distilled from sake, Soju was a drink reserved for royalty. A distillation of sweet potatoes, rice, barley, or other grains. Soju tastes like vodka or gin, but it's easier to drink because of the lower alcohol content. Made from pure spring water and triple distilled, it's incredibly smooth.

I also decided to cold brew some Jade oolong tea and add that to the mix.

So the drink is the Mehkong Wagtail:


1 oz Mekhong
1 oz cold jade oolong tea
.5 oz Saan Soju
.5 oz Lemon juice
1 barspood Orgeat syrup
2 barspoons realgrenadine

Shake and serve in a snifter. Garnish with a long lemon peel and pineapple wedge.

Also in the broadening my horizons end I am going to take an interest on tiki drinks.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Malicious Intent

So I'm still enjoying my new schedule. I've worked more shifts than I thought I would be and thats been good. On a unrelated note I FINALLY after 2 years of working at it achieved Sea access in FFXI. Tonight ended afterhours at a friends place and while listening to Brand New's album Deja Entendu heard one of my favourite lines from a song. its from Me vs. Madonna vs. Elvis.

With one or two I get used to the room
We go slow when we first make our moves
By five or six bring you out to the car
Number nine with my head on the bar

And it's sad, but true
Out of cash and I.O.U's

I've got desperate desires and unadmirable plans
My tongue will taste of gin and malicious intent
Bring you back to the bar
Get you out of the cold
A sober, straight face gets you out of your clothes
And they're scared that we know
All the crimes they'll commit
Who they'll kiss before they get home

I will lie awake
Lie for fun and fake the way I hold you
Let you fall for every empty word I say

Barely conscious in the door where you stand
Your eyes are fighting sleep while your mouth makes its demands
You laugh at every word trying hard to be cute
I almost feel sorry for what I'm going to do
And your hair smells of smoke
Who will cast the first stone?
You can sin or spend the night all alone

Brass buttons on your coat hold the cold
In the shape of a heart that they cut out of stone
You're using all your looks that you've thrown from the start
If you let me have my way I swear I'll tear you apart
Cause it's all you can be
You're a drunk and you're scared
It's ladies night, all the girls drink for free

I will lie awake
And lie for fun and fake the way I hold you
Let you fall for every empty word I say

So the recipe is....

Malicious Intent
1.5 oz Gin ( i tried Millers and Gordons and both worked )
.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
.5 oz Lemon

Saturday, January 10, 2009


So this is my first post made on my new toy. The best description I have heard so far is it's like having a big penis. It works just as well as the others but for some reason you just want to pull it out and play with it I'm front of people.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

So I didn't make time to do a fully in depth write up about the top drinks but I do want to throw up my favourite drink of 08. Its a delicious blend of apples, oranges, lemon and honey topped with a red wine float.

The Jersey Sour
2oz. Applejack (my most liked spirit of 08 - Laird&co. please contact me!)
1/2 oz Orange
1/2 oz Lemon
1/2 oz Honey syrup
Float red wine on top.

Enjoy in 2009.