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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Episode Five - Whiskey Part Two

Here's Whiskey - Part Two! This time it is all about Irish and Scottish whisk(e)y.

For those of you who like to come find the recipes I mention on the show... here they are:

First is a recipe given to me by Darryl from Argentina:

Citrus Key Lime Gimlet

3 oz Citrus Vodka
3/4 oz Key Lime Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel


Rob Roy
2 oz Blended Scotch
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Dash Angostura Bitters (recommend orange bitters but this can be hard to find.)
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

1 1/2 oz Blended Scotch
3/4 oz Amaretto
Pour over ice in an old fashioned glass and stir.

Rusty Nail
1 1/2 oz Blended Scotch
1/2 oz Drambuie
Stir well over ice in an old fashioned glass.

Scotch Rickey
1 1/2 oz Blended Scotch
Juice of one lime
Pour in a tumbler or highball filled with crushed ice. Top with club soda and stir lightly. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Joe Collins
1 1/2 oz Blended Scotch
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz simple syrup
Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.


Irish Car Bomb
Fill shot glass
half with Irish Whiskey
half with Bailey's Irish Cream
Fill a beer mug
3/4 with Guinness
Once the beer settles, drop the shot glass in the beer and chug!

Irish Coffee
1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
Fill Coffee
Brown sugar to taste
Put sugar into a coffee mug. Preferably an irish coffee glass. Add whiskey and then fill with coffee. Stir. Top off with whipped cream.


Lynchburg Lemonade
1 oz Jack Daniels
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Sweet & Sour
Shake and strain into a highball or tall glass full of crushed ice. Top with Sprite or 7-up. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Instead of using the pre-mix sweet & sour, try making your own with lemon juice and simple syrup. I'll be giving my own Sweet & Sour recipe in a later show.



The Pink Panther said...

Mr. Martini,

I just subscribed to your podcast about a week ago and I've already gone through all the episodes! I'm officially a fan, and really enjoyed the Whiskey series.

My signature drink is a Tom Collins, and I can wait for you to post your sweet & sour recipie.


Mr. Martini said...

Hi Ping Panther! Thanks for the post here and on my Frappr Map!

In my growing list of episode ideas, I definitely have one down to speak all about Sweet & Sour mix and Simple Syrup. Now not about the store bought mix, mind you, but a fresh mix you make yourself.

Now there's a lot to talk about when it comes to sweet & sour recipes because the proportions of sweetness to citrus juice should be different for different drinks. I don't think an amaretto sour needs the same mix as a whiskey sour would, since amaretto is already really sweet.

I sometimes just like to squeeze fresh juices in my drinks and then sweeten to taste with simple syrup.

Here's a basic sweet & sour recipe to hold you over until I do the S&S episode. :)

3 oz fresh lime juice
3 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz simple syrup

Pour ingredients into a resealable bottle and shake well. Store in the refridgerator. The proportions above make only 1 cup. This should keep well in the fridge for about 10 days.

Yes, store bought mix will last a lot longer then 10 days but that's because of all those preservatives. Ick!

Thanks again for the post!