Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MxMo XLVI: Absinthe

The walk of shame fizz.

So my MxMo post is a little late, but I spent monday competing as a regional finalist for the 42 Below World Cup so please forgive me.

Speaking of which, what do you do the day after.......

This months theme is Absinthe and is hosted by Sonja at Thinking of Drinking. With a leftover supply of goods not normally found in the home due to my recent obsessions with fizzes, I decided to put a spin on one of my favourites, The Morning Glory Fizz. This video (which I believe was shot when Absinthe was still off the U.S. Market, hence the lack of mention) by Dale DeGroff shows exactly what I'm talking about.

So in swapping out a few ingredients I give you the alternate to the Morning Glory.....
The Walk of Shame Fizz
2 oz cask strength scotch (McCallans)
1/2 oz fresh lime/lemon sour mix
1/2 oz raspberry syrup
1 barspoon absinthe
egg whites
shake all ingredients vigorously
top with soda

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A drink and a song...

A hellacious version of a Vieux Carre....

Devil Me

1 oz Sazerac 6yr Rye
1 oz Laird's Od Apple Brandy
1 oz Carpano Antica
1/4 oz Benedictine
Dash of Agnostura Bitters
Dash of Peychaud's Bitters

Yes, I'm a Yugoslav, indeed a Swede
Got two brothers, girlfriend, dad and mom
Good boxershorts I need, lots of maps I read
I would love to run my own farm

I like the Beatles, funk and punk
I watch hockey, basketball, play chess
I eat veggie-junk and I love SuperChunk
To boule and travel I say Yes

All this I adore, at the same time, it's just me
It's what I care for, it's what I wanna be

I want it all, I want it all to stay right here
I want it all to be a part of Slick Nick's sphere
I want it all to be sincere, where ever I go

Lisa, Madonna are girls who know where it's at
And Dr. Kris is a favorite rocker
My main star Miat, we have a car, a Fiat
Yeah, still my dearest sport is soccer

I'm not an ace on bass, it's what I face
But yeah I think it's king to sing
Sailingboats I chase, I'd like to go into space
Riding my silverfox is the real thing

I want it all, I want it all to stay right here
I want it all to be a part of Slick Nick's sphere
I want it all to be sincere, where ever I go
Where ever I go, where ever I go, where ever I...
All around the world I go, Pennybridge, Belgrade and even T.O.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dear dude on a first date.

So I'm recently single again and feeling a bit jaded after working V-day again and saw some absolutely awful behavior tonight and wanted to share. I think a bunch of people finally worked up the nerve to ask out that co-worker from the other floor.

A pair sat down, looked over the menu, and the exchange followed...
me: "Anything looking good for ya?"
guy: "What were you having?"
girl: " Can I have a _____"
guy: "Ya, can I have one too? My ex said I ever made decisions, so I decided to have the same as you."

Someone wanted a Spanish Coffee for the fire show, hoping to impress, and failed to realize, that while she slowly sipped a warm, stimulating beverage, he had 3 whiskeys, started slurring, and faded fast.

Dear everyone, I take full responsibility for the grey haired couple making out. That was my fault and it was kinda funny for me.

If you do happen to get stood up on Valentines, its a major bummer, but don't get wasted and start hitting on other peoples dates.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Foxton 42 Fizz

So I'm entering the 42 below contest and wanted to put up my recipe. I did some research and found the Foxton Fizz Company and thought this was a great use of the Kiwi Vodka and an homage to what appears to be a Jones Soda-esqe business. As odd as it sounds this drink tastes like bubblegum.

Foxton 42 Fizz
1.5 oz 42 Below Kiwi
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.75 oz raspberry syrup
1 egg white
soda (Foxton Fizz soda if you are in New Zealand)

to make raspberry syrup, mash 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup boiling water, then stir until dissolved. Cover and allow to cool for 1 hour. Strain.

Combine ingredients except soda and either dry shake or emulsify by other means, add ice and shake again. I prefer to use large ice; Either Kold-Draft of Tavolo 1.25 inch trays, and just shake vigorously with 4 cubes. Fill a collins glass half full with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass. This should leave the glass about 3/4 full. use your soda to rinse the container that held the mix and pour into the collins glass. this will give the drink a nice head that you can place a slice of kiwi and a raspberry upon.

I am also desperately seeking a bottle of this now......