Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM Posted by David
I'm going back to making cocktails once in a while, like when I started this blog.
To find drinks to try, I'm going to use Internet Cocktail Database's Random Drink Generator, which is always a lot of fun, kind of like Russian Roulette.
My first spin of the barrel today came up with a pousse café, and though I had the 4 ingredients it called for (including creme de violette, remarkably enough), I've never been good at pouring those, and I don't have a good glass to build it one.
Second up was a Scotch Stinger, so I went with that.
These are easy enough: 2 to 1 blended Scotch to white creme de menthe. Of course, who keeps white creme de menthe around. When I went to the Liquee Mart to buy a bottle, all they had were the large ones, and only 1 small bottle of the green. My friend who works there told me that actually they're going to discontinue the small bottles, that they sell the large ones about 10 to 1 over the small ones. People drink that much creme de menthe? Who knew?
I used Johnnie Walker Black for the scotch. I'm not a big mint fan, I can take it or leave it, usually leave it, but this isn't a bad drink: smokey, not overly minty. I tend to be a minimalist, but this drink could use a little more complexity. One more ingredient, I'm not sure what, and it would be a really good drink. I wonder how a little bacon would be in it. Really. Just a thought.