Allow me to introduce the cocktail I created in honour of John Gormley, the eponymous host of John Gormley Live. It’s sweet! It’s sour! It’s full of flavour! It’s intoxicating! And most of all it’s Canadian! 50 mls White Owl Whisky Juice of half a lemon Juice of half a lime 30 mls. simple syrup… Continue reading Introducing the JG – a cocktail named for John Gormley
If you really want to make a cocktail (‘martini’ in the current parlance) that stands out, you’ve got to get away from gimmicky liquor (goldschlager anyone?) and alco-milkshakes. These appeal to the adolescent drinker with their undeveloped craving for sweets and fat. Hey when your bodyfat is under 15% this makes perfect sense. Those of… Continue reading The Perfect Cocktail
The thing you have to understand with cocktails (and all food) is that astringency is important. Celery is astringent. Grapefruit is astringent. Romaine is astringent. The absence of astringency begats a palate for fat people. Angostura Bitters is widely available and perhaps the most useful cocktail ingredient ever invented. It is gentian extract. Apparently it… Continue reading Angostura Bitters & the Banshee!