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Diplomatico Exlusiva Rum Old Fashioned

Lately I’ve been sipping on Diplomatico Exclusiva Rum. It is great on its own – however I was curious to try it in a cocktail.  I checked out the Diplomatico website to see what they recommended -and noticed they had a recipe for a Rum old fashioned.  This made me very happy – as this is my favorite cocktail – with my current favorite sipper…Needless to say I had to try it.

This rum is extremely sweet on its own – so I reduced the amount of simple syrup I’d normally use.  I had a couple (tried with different measurements) but the one that was best was as follows:

  • 2.5 Oz Diplomatico Exlusiva Rum
  • .25 oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 Dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Orange Zest/Orange peel Garnish

    Directions: Add Rum, Simple, Bitters in mixing glass with ice, and stir for 30 seconds.  Strain into cocktail glass/coupe.  Twist orange over drink and drop in. Enjoy!

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I had originally planned on starting my new book as well (hence the picture above).. however with 2 sick kids waking up every 10 minutes – I decided against it last minute and just had the drink and went to bed 🙂

Cheers!

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*Off Topic* The Pink Lady

My sister was recently in town, and said she wanted me to make her a drink.

“Something sweet” she said.

I knew she liked Gin, and I had recently been experimenting with egg whites in my drinks, so I thought the “Pink Lady” would be the perfect drink to try.

Ingredients:

2 oz Gin (I used Tanqueray)

0.75oz Grenadine

1 Egg White

 

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker and dry shake.
  2. Add Ice, shake again
  3. Fine Strain into coupe

Result:

It was VERY sweet – tasted like candy(and gin).  It was definitely tasty – but a little too sweet for my liking.  My wife, sister, and one of my sister’s friends all really liked it – so perhaps it’s the perfect drink for the ladies.

 

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Whiskey Sour Cocktail Bar Recipe Jordan Maas Money Investing

When life gives you lemons…Make a Whiskey Sour (or two).

I finally took the leap and decided to start experimenting with egg whites in some of my cocktails.  I also had a bag of lemons I needed to use – so naturally my first thought was – what kind of cocktails can I make.

The obvious choice was a Whiskey Sour.  I’ve noticed in my city – it’s tough to find places that make a solid Whiskey Sour.  Some places are great – others not so much – but when done right- they are a delicious treat – with my favorite spirit – BOURBON.

Since this was my first attempt at using egg whites in a drink, I wanted to make sure I got it right – so I followed the recipe from the Death & Co Cocktail book. ( An Amazing book for anyone who enjoys cocktails & spirits).

The recipe calls for:

2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon

.75 oz Lemon Juice

.75 oz Simple Syrup

1 Egg White

The ingredients are all added to a cocktail shaker & dry shaken.  Then ice is added, and shaken again.

The first one I made  I strained into a rocks glass over ice(pictured above), the second one I made I double strained into a coupe. (picture below).

WhiskeySour2

Now that I am confident I can make a Whiskey Sour as good as most restaurants I’ve tried – I will refrain from ordering these while I am out.  My big concern now is that my budget for eggs & lemons may be going up substantially this year!

Cheers!

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*Off Topic* My Bar

You may have noticed a new heading on this site this week titled “My Bar”.

I’ve decided to add a new section to the site chronicling my journey into learning more about spirits, liqueurs and cocktails.  As with the rest of the site- this section is basically for me to use as a reference, and a diary – however if anyone else is able to enjoy it all the better 🙂

I plan to use this new space to include recipes, reviews of different spirits, and to show some of the recent concoctions I’ve tried to create.  I’ve already thrown up a few of my my favorites and will be adding more as I create them at home.

Today’s newest addition: Manhattan

Manhattan

I decided to use Knob Creek 100% rye for this variation, as I haven’t had it in a while and wanted to see how it would blend in a Manhattan.  I also used Cinzano instead of the normal go to Martini branded Vermouth as I already had an open bottle.  Truth be told I recently bought a bottle of Dillons Sweet Vermouth which I have been really wanting to try – but decided against opening it until my current bottle of Cinzano was empty.

Ingredients:

2 oz Rye Whiskey (I used Knob Creek 100% rye small batch pictured above)

.75 oz Sweet Vermouth (I used Cinzano)

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Garnish with 2 Cherries

Directions: 

Add all ingredients to mixing glass filled with Ice, stir for 10-15 seconds.  Strain into martini/cocktail glass & garnish with a cherry or two.

Overall it was pretty tasty – and very boozy.  You will feel a buzz after a sip or two.  I’m not a huge fan of Cinzano- so I’d like to try this again once I replace my vermouth with Dillons or Martini again.

You can follow my cocktail journey with this recipe and more HERE