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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Episode 023 - Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! I got a lot of plans today but I wanted to be sure to still get my weekly show out there so here it is. It's a quick one but at least it's something, right?

Before I go into drinks for Independence Day, I shared a drink for our Canadian listeners for their July 1st celebration of Canada Day.

Canada Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Canadian Whisky
1/2 oz Cointreau
3 drops Angostura Bitters
Pour ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with cracked ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Next was a recipe I received from the Maker's Mark newsletter. It's a drink created by BW in Seattle, WA.

The Byzantine Cocktail
1 1/2 parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
1/2 parts Lillet Blanc
1/2 part Cointreau
1/4 part lemon juice
dash simple syrup
dash orange bitters
dash angostura bitters
Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg, sprig of mint and an orange twist.

Now for the 4th of July drinks:

Red, White and Blue Shooter
1/3 Grenadine
1/3 Peach Schnapps
1/3 Blue Curacao
Layer in order into a shot glass.

All-American Fizz
3/4 oz Gin
1/2 oz Cognac
juice of half a lemon
2 dashes grenadine
8 oz club soda
Shake gin, cognac, lemon juice and grenadine with ice and strain into a collins glass with ice cubes. Fill with club soda and stir lightly.

American Beauty
1/2 oz brandy
1/4 tsp white creme de menthe
1 tbs grenadine
1 tbs orange juice
1/2 oz dry vermouth
dash port
Shake all ingredients except port with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with a dash of port.

Liberty Cocktail (by: Duncan MacElhone)
1/3 Bourbon
1/3 dry vermouth
1/6 lime juice cordial (like Rose's)
1/6 southern mist
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Liberty Cocktail (unknown creator for this version)
1 1/2 oz apple brandy, calvados or applejack
3/4 oz light rum
1/2 tsp simple syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Star Cocktail (created by: Duncan MacElhone)
1/2 gin
1/2 calvados or applejack
tsp grapefruit juice
tsp dry vermouth
tsp sweet vermouth
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz goldschlager
1/2 oz rumple mintze
Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.


Kyle said...

Mr. Martini

I know this is quite old, but I was listening to your Fourth of July podcast, and in it you mentioned Canada Day (Dominion Day). Canada actually became a country in 1867, not 1868 as you mentioned in your podcast. Anyways, a minor mistake, and I love the show. Keep up the excellent work!

Mr. Martini said...

Hey Kyle,

You're right. It was July 1st, 1867. This is when it became the Dominion in the British Commonwealth. I believe I got the year mixed up with June 20, 1868 when Governor General Lord Monck signed a proclamation for all to celebrate the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st. July 1st became a statute in 1879. Oct. 27, 1982, Dominion Day was changed to Canada Day by Parliament.

With all those dates, I'm surpised I was only a year off. :)

Thanks again! I like getting corrections from my listeners. That means they're listening. ;)