The Cranky Ol' Bat

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - RuPaul


Cocktail of, week

Well, the Jet Set Chick is not a tee-totaler. Neither is the Tsar. We came across a nifty little book this weekend at the library called Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails. Since we are forever in search of the weird, we had to check this thing out. Then....we decided to try something.

We decided on the Jack Rose, for two very simple reasons....the Tsar because it contains applejack, a brandy that still has a taste of apples (his favorite fruit), and me, well....because it's a pretty shade of pink. (Bet that's a shocker, ain't it?)

Now, quite frankly, we didn't care much for the recipe in the book, so we tried the one on the applejack bottle instead. We enjoyed it soooo much that the bottle of applejack is now a half-bottle of applejack.

The recipe for this little cup o' ambrosia goes like this:

2 jiggers applejack
1 jigger lime juice
1/2 jigger grenadine

Pour it all into a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake & strain.

Yeah, I know, we should've picked something kinda cherry, say the holiday purists. But considering George Washington drank it, the very same stuff we were consuming last night (Laird's, established in the late 1700's, available at AJ's if you are in the Phoenix area for about $15 per bottle), we'll save the cherry stuff for another time.

Like when we're done with the bottle of applejack.....


  • At 9:13 PM, Anonymous cb said…

    what did Lincoln drink?

  • At 10:22 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Good question....deserves a good answer....unfortunately, I don't have one.
    But he looks like an ale guy to me!

  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger half said…

    ima think abe was a noted ether fiend.

  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger half said…

    according to these folks abe was what we would today describe as a pusher... :). He didn't drink, but he owned a couple of taverns when he was young.

  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Ah, yes, ether. I remember that line from "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" about ether. RIP, Dr Thompson!

    Hey, my granma was a tavernkeeper in the Depression right after Prohibition ended. I never forgot what my mama matter how bad times get, people ALWAYS have money for booze.

  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger G Zupko said…

    I like the coffee shops in Amsterdam. Didn't drink any coffee there, strangly enough.

    Royale with Cheese


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