May 6, 2009

Mystery cocktails

A band that an old friend of mine used to listen to would play a game periodically with their audiences called "Stump the Hippy," where someone in the house would shout out a song, and their keyboard player, the "hippy" in question, would attempt to play it. There's a variation on this you can play on your friends if you serve them this cocktail, especially those who take pride in their educated palates. There's so many different and unexpected flavors going on in here, that I think they'd be hard pressed to properly identify them all. It's quite tasty, though.
Creole Gimlet

1 1/2 oz gin
1/4 oz falernum
1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters

Stir all ingredients with cracked ice and strain into a small cocktail glass.
Like your typical gimlet, this starts off with just lime and gin. Then the falernum adds its crazy variety of flavors to it, and then the Peychaud's bitters have their say, and then the simple syrup sweetens everything up a bit, and you don't know WHAT'S going on. And it's delicious.
Creole Gimlet

Sorry for the shorter than usual entry tonight, gang. I got back from my audition not long ago, and I'm wiped out.I do have one piece of housekeeping for you all, though. I've snapped up a couple domain names, so now you can just point your browser at or and it'll take you here. It's a little less typing, anyway.


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