Can you tell I had a great time last night hosting a Canberra Bloggers event at The Terrace @theloftatduxton @theduxton 😆 Click the link in my bio to check out what we got up, glimpse some photos of this beautiful space and to find out why this is the perfect place for your next night out!
Anytime I bring someone to @halepele for the first time I demand that they order a drink lit on fire. It's too good to pass up. Then I politely recommend that they try out this classic drink because it's just so damn cinnamony and delicious. This version comes from @smugglerscovesf and I highly recommend it 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
1 oz Coruba Dark Rum
0.75 oz El Dorado 5 year Rum
0.75 Plantation OFTD Rum
0.5 oz Lime juice
0.5 oz Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz Cinnamon syrup
0.5 oz Velvet Falernum
1 dash Pernod-Ango
Shake with crushed ice and dump; top with more crushed ice, set aflame or be lazy and no garnish
Liquid Alchemy // The Clarified Milk Punch, also known as English Milk Punch. Happens with a little alchemy magic when acid and dairy collides. Looks really can be deceiving since the primary ingredient is still milk. Tastes nice and not strong, suitable especially to those that like sweet things.
Thanks @jason15190 @hyde53m
We will be closed on Australia Day, sorry for any inconvenience Pandas! Our sister pub downstairs, the Hotel Coronation will be open and serving food and drinks as normal though. Have a good one! 🇦🇺 #TheSmokingPanda#AustraliaDay
My Pal, Tom
1 oz. Endeavour Old Tom (@tldistillery)
1 oz. Campari (@camparicanada)
3/4 oz. dry vermouth (@maisonnoillyprat)
3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc (@lillet1872)
The Old Pal was one of the first classic cocktails which I made at home. It was also one of the first cocktails that I threw out after a few sips. I love the Negroni, and after subbing out gin for bourbon for the first time, I found that I loved the Boulevardier even more. So I was hopeful in trying out yet another member of the Negroni family tree. My mistake? Using months-old and cheap dry vermouth. Ever since acquiring a decent bottle of dry vermouth, I've been going back and making amends with dry vermouth-containing cocktails which I thought disliked.
While the Old Pal made with Noilly Prat dry was much better than my first attempt, it was still a cocktail that was a bit too lean for my taste. I subbed in a local Old Tom gin in place of the rye, and added some Lillet to compliment the vermouth while providing an additional touch of sweetness (which the Old Tom did as well). The result is something which fits quite snugly into the Negroni family. The barrel-aged Old Tom can be considered a bridge between a standard dry gin (as in a Negroni) and a sweet bourbon (as in a Boulevardier), while the dry vermouth links this drink back to where this story started, the Old Pal. Alternatively, this recipe could be attempted with 1-1.5 oz. of either ambre or bianco vermouth in place of the dry vermouth and Lillet.
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