Posts Tagged ‘applejack’

Homemade Infusions Parts 1 and 2

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ve been tossing around the idea of infusing my own spirits for quite a while now, but it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I really put forth the effort to create a flavored spirit by aging spices/herbs with a liquor of choice. If I had known how easy and effortless it really was to create a flavorful and colorful spirit of my own, I would have done it much sooner.

I think all of this started because of my love for the wonderful, fragrant leaves of the herb known as cilantro. I had previously created a cocktail known as the cilantro margarita, which was a traditional margarita with fresh cilantro added to the mix which was then filtered out (the best I could with a shaker) before serving. The cocktail was not for the timid; the cilantro flavor was so powerful that it took complete control of the mixture. Still, my obsession with cilantro forced me to continue to go back to this Frankenstein concoction. When I finally decided to infuse my very first spirit the choice of what I would infuse seemed obvious. No longer would I have to try and filter out cilantro with my plastic cocktail shaker if I created a cilantro tequila. Thus my homemade infusion adventures began.
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Cocktail Corner: Jack Rose

January 6, 2012 Leave a comment

My thriving fascination with mixing drinks is a fairly recent obsession. On a whim one day I purchased a cocktail shaker. Though my attentions were to create a classy mini-bar for my newly rented house, it ended up setting dormant in the cupboard for some time. That little black plastic shaker gave me an itch though. Knowing that it was setting, never before used, in my kitchen cabinet; I now had motivation to add more liquors and liqueurs to my collection, which at the time consisted of nothing more than a lonely bottle of Jameson. Soon my ambitious attitude turned into an obsession to have a mini-bar that was just as well stocked as any bar in town. Along the way, I purchased a unique cocktail recipe book and scoured the internet for interesting concoctions that I could mix for my wife, my house guests and myself. So now I’m going to use the Cocktail Corner section of this site to provide these recipes, and their back stories, to my thirsty readers.

Jack Rose

Everything you need to make the perfect Jack Rose

Jack Rose
2 parts applejack

1 part lime juice
1/2 part grenadine
Shake with ice and serve neat in a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry, a lime slice or even an apple slice.

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