Polar Bear !
The Bon Vivants, Trick Dog, San Francisco, CA,
- 1 ½ ounces mezcal
- ¾ ounce bianco vermouth
- ½ ounce crème de menthe
- 6 drops angelica root tincture
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass or coupe.
Photo: DANIEL KRIEGER
A Flaming Dragon Heart !
INGREDIENTSTHYME AND RASPBERRY SYRUP (BLOOD SYRUP) (MAKES 8- 10 FL OZ)
- 12 oz frozen raspberries
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- ½ cup of white sugar
- ½ cup of water
- 2 drops of brown food coloring 1 small drop brown gel food coloring – this is optional if you want to darken the color of the syrup more.
FLAMING DRAGON’S BLOOD COCKTAIL (THYME AND RASPBERRY DAIQUIRI)
- 1 ¾ jiggers of Bacardi Superior rum 2 fl oz
- 1 jigger thyme and raspberry syrup 1.5 fl oz
- ½ jigger freshly squeezed lemon juice ¾ fl oz
- 2 ice cubes
- ⅛ th of a tsp of white luster dust or red luster dust (OPTIONAL)
- 2 tsp Bacardi rum 151
INSTRUCTIONS THYME AND RASPBERRY SYRUP (DRAGON’S BLOOD SYRUP)
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan (except the brown food coloring). Cook the mix over medium – medium high heat.
Stir until the sugar has dissolved and bring the mix to a boil. Stir frequently until the raspberries have softened. Remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool down completely. This is important as the raspberries and thyme will infuse the syrup.
Strain the mix through a fine sieve to remove pulp and seeds. I strained the mix through a nut milk bag as well to remove any smaller pieces of the syrup, but this is optional.
Pour the syrup into a bottle and store in the fridge
FLAMING DRAGON’S BLOOD COCKTAIL (THYME AND BERRY DAIQUIRI)
Place all the ingredients in a cocktail mixer (luster dust as well, if you want a shimmery cocktail).
Shake for a few second to chill the cocktail.
Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass.
Place a cocktail spoon over the surface of the cocktail and carefully layer the rum 151 over the cocktail.
From The Flavor Blender
Lime Rickey !
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups gin
- ¾ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 ½ quarts chilled soda water
- Thin slices of lime
How to Make It:
In a 1-quart pan, mix sugar with ½ cup water and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Let cool or chill.
In a 3-quart pitcher, combine gin, lime juice, and the cooled syrup. Cover and freeze until ready to serve.
To serve, add soda water. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime.
You Dumped Him/Her/Them: The Last Word
1 oz [30 ml] gin
1 oz [30 ml] green chartreuse
1 oz [30 ml] freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz [30 ml] maraschino liqueur
1 fresh mint leaf
This classic cocktail has not only the best name but also one of the simplest preparations. Regardless of who said what, you can rest assured that you’re getting the last word with this drink. If you don’t love gin, try substituting your favorite spirit. This drink should be all about you. For the Maraschino liqueur, we like Luxardo.
Chill a coupe glass by filling it with ice water, and set aside. Take out your shaking tins, and add all the liquid ingredients to the larger one.
Throw in 5 to 7 ice cubes and shake your anger out at your ex for as long as you need (but at least for 30 seconds.)
After you separate the tins, pop the Hawthorne strainer over the one with the liquid. Empty the now-cold coupe glass and with one hand, hold your small chinois strainer over the glass while you pour the cocktail into it.
From A Woman’s Drink: Bold Recipes for Bold Women by Natalka Burian and Scott Schneider
Photo: Alice Gao / Courtesy of Chronicle Books