Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

Sorry for the poor photo quality; I've been using a point & shoot for the last couple of days because I need to buy a new DSLR lens
Last night, we made some peach old-fashioneds, inspired by a drink we had a few weeks ago at Milk & Honey in NYC.  I'm not sure we entirely got the proportions correct, but here's how we made it: 1 tsp of sugar (a lot of recipes call for 1 cube of sugar), 1 shot (2 oz) of Maker's Mark, and a couple splashes of Fee Brother Peach Bitters that I picked up at Surfas (I think it was only $7 and will last awhile).  First mix together the sugar, bitters, and a splash of club soda so that the sugar dissolves.  Then add ice and bourbon. I thought it was quite good; I'm still working on acquiring a taste for "brown liquor" (whisky, bourbon, scotch, rye, etc), and the peach flavor and sugar definitely helped out a bit.  It sort of tasted like a strong and boozy Snapple Peach Iced Tea.  I was particularly excited to test out these special welded metal spoon straws that they use at M&H and their sister bars, Little Branch and the East Side Company Bar.  You can buy these straws directly from the bars at $2 a piece; we got ours the last time we had drinks with A. and John at Little Branch over the winter holidays.  We'll just have to mix more cocktails at home so that we can use these straws again!


  1. Looks yummy! We love our metal spoons. They are perfect to use in dark & stormies :-).

  2. I loved the Dark & Stormy that we had at your place: do you have a recipe (including specific brands for rum and ginger beer) that you could share?



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