Friday, September 13, 2013

Girdle Popper

My wife and I visited a local cocktail bar last night, and she ordered a drink dubbed the Panty Dropper.  I couldn't quite reconstruct it at home, but two out of three ain't bad.

1 1/4 oz navy-strength gin (Few's Standard Issue once again - I found a backup bottle!)
1 barspoon lemon juice

Stir over ice in a tall fizz glass, then top with 3 oz of Hana Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Sake (delightfully weird, delicious, pink stuff, pick some up if you can).

I just couldn't resist the name.

Pirate Dram

Here's a random Friday-evening old-school nightcap, cobbled together (as always seems to be the case) out of ingredients I'm trying to use up in preparation for our move.

3/4 oz Pyrat XO rum (or similar spicy, navy-style rum; Admiral Pusser's, perhaps)
3/4 oz VS brandy (technically I used a Torres 5 Year, but the style is similar)
1/2 oz Highlands scotch (or other smoky, peaty goodness)
1 barspoon Licor 43
1 barspoon honey-sage syrup
3 dashes Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas' Own Decanter bitters

Stir and strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish?  What's that?

You could probably bump up the scotch if that's your pleasure.  The overall effect was oddly close to Drambuie, hence the name.