Monday, November 9, 2015

Cocktail Wednesday - Dark 'n Stormy (+ two more)

I've fallen behind again, but rather than do three separate posts, I'm going to lump the last three Wednesday drinks into on.

#1 - Dark 'n Stormy 
The first was a Dark 'n Stormy.  Great name!  Recipe from here (though all the recipes are about the same).

Ingredients:

Dark rum
Ginger beer
Lime


Looks pretty .. if I were to make it again, I would use light rum.  wouldn't look as nice but I might actually enjoy it.  I would also use the non-alcoholic ginger beer.


#2 - Silver Fizz --
The second was the Silver Fizz - my father's pick.  Recipe from here.

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. dry gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 12 tbsp. superfine sugar
  • 12 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. soda water
My dad wanted it with vodka, so for his drink I swapped the gin for vodka.  I also swapped out simple syrup for the sugar since I have it on hand.




very pretty and pretty tasty ... and none of us got salmonella poisoning either ...

#3 Margarita

The third was the Margarita.  Recipe from here.  I think we may try a fancier margarita another night.  They were good (a little strong), and easy.

Ingredients:

3 ounces tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur (triple sec)

Directions:  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.) Place salt on a plate. Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge. Strain margarita into the glass. 

That's basically what I did.  This was my first margarita (not counting the blended one I didn't drink on my 39th birthday).

 
 



According to those in attendance, they tasted like margaritas.  This coming week's cocktail is an old fashioned.

2 comments:

Katie said...

First margarita? How is that possible? Old fashions are terrible maybe you will like them but I can still remember the taste coming back up later.

Kate said...

Some very interesting drinks. I do like Margaritas, those look really simple.