Live Blogging Thursday Drink Night

Thursday Drink Night; two lovely chatters typing away on their laptops while drinking new cocktails

Over the course of the next eight or so hours, cocktail bloggers, readers, and mixologists of various sorts will be whipping up new potions in the Mixoloseum Chat Room (there are already a bunch of us in there). As we finalize brand new cocktails throughout the evening, I’ll be posting them here on Kaiser Penguin.

Old Gold

  • 1 1/2oz El Dorado 12 (sub Lemon Hart 80)
  • 1/2oz Clement VSOP (sub Mount Gay Extra Old)
  • 1/2oz Cointreau
  • 3/4oz Ginger Syrup
  • 3/4oz Grapefruit juice (1:1 white and red, if available)
  • 2 dash Fees Bitters
  • 2 drops Vanilla Extract
  • 2 drops Don’s Spices #2 (1:1 vanilla syrup and pimento dram)

Mix with 6 oz crushed ice in top-down, and pour into a small Hurricane glass (sub chimney). Garnish with a dash of Cinnamon and piece of Candied Ginger.

Created by Blair “TraderTiki” Reynolds,

Blair pretty much knocked us out of the water with this one. How did he even make this up? No one else had all of the ingredients, even with substitution. That said, it is a fine drink, surely. Blair is going to putting up a post about it soon, so look for it!

Maluna Hai

  • 1 1/2oz El Dorado 12 (sub Lemon Hart 80)
  • 1oz Grapefruit juice (1:1 white and red, if available)
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/4oz pimento dram (used St. Elizabeth Allspice which is usually a bit stronger than the homemade variety)
  • 1/2oz orgeat (homemade)
  • 1/4oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange curacao

Shake with crushed ice and donate to your favorite happy mug.

Created by Blair “TraderTiki” Reynolds,

Blair offered up a second tiki potion to pretty much secure our doom this evening (in a good way). It was crazy sweet before adding in the 1/2oz lime juice. Blair just posted this lovely beast.

  • 2oz applejack (used Laird’s bonded)
  • 1oz Navan vanilla liqueur
  • 1/2oz Chartreuse
  • 1oz lime juice

Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Created by Everyone

Best Man

  • 2oz Mount Gay XO
  • 1/2oz Drambuie
  • 1/4oz Fernet Branca

Stir with crushed ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Created by Dan

This tastes like Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Not in a bad way… I think. Matt, from Rum Dood had the following suggestion to improve it: “Try upping the rum to 4oz and dropping the other crap.”

Black River Sidecar

  • 1 1/2oz cognac
  • 3/4oz lemon juice
  • 1/4oz Pimento Dram
  • 1t agave nectar

Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Created by Stevi from Two At The Most

Can’t Go Wrong

  • 2oz bourbon
  • 1/2oz absinthe (used Mata Hari)
  • 1/2oz Benedictine (or, surprisingly, simple syrup)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Swizzle like a fairy.

Created by Dan and Reed, faithful readers.

Mrs. Howell’s Spicy Side

  • 1 1/2oz light PR rum
  • 3/4oz spiced rum (or gold and throw in random crushed christmas spices)
  • 1oz orange curacao
  • 3/4oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz ginger syrup 1T ginger chopped and 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 1/4oz pimento dram
  • 1/4oz orgeat

Shake the hell out of it, and strain into a goblet glistening with crushed ice.

Created by Jen

Lime Hammer

  • 1oz absinthe
  • 1/2oz lime juice

Shake the jiggins out of it and strain into a shot glass.

Created by Michele

After we hit 20 cocktail fiends in the chat room, we needed something to bring us all back together. Michele provided the tool, and we all toasted to good friends and lots of pompous booze.

Paul’s House Manhattan

  • 2oz Rittenhouse bonded
  • 3/4oz Carpano Antica
  • 2 dashes Bitter Truth JT Decanter Bitters
  • 2 dashes absinthe

Stir like a proper statesmen and strain into an upright cocktail glass.

Created by Paul Clarke from Cocktail Chronicles

Do it!

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11 Comments to “ Live Blogging Thursday Drink Night”
  1. DanNo Gravatar says:

    This was a blast! Looking forward to the next one, and already figuring out what ingredients I need to purchase to start catching up to the rest of you.

  2. adamatusNo Gravatar says:

    Tons of fun. Will be better stocked next time. (Although I do support the idea of at least a general theme. There are only so many bottles that those of us relative newcomers can buy each week.)

    And for the record, in case it gets lost in the fray, the ‘Revolutionary Cocktail’, which made it’s debut sometime before the Michelle put the (Lime) Hammer down.

    1.5 oz Gin (Blue Coat)
    1 oz Aperol
    .5 oz Lillet Blanc
    .5 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano)
    2 dashes Orange Bitters (Fee’s Bros)
    1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters

  3. DoodNo Gravatar says:

    I was bummed I had to leave early, but glad I got to stay for a few drinks before disappearing for dinner.

    I was especially enamored of the Black River Sidecar. Spicy, tasty, richy goodness.

  4. BoozeFoxNo Gravatar says:

    Fun as all hell. I’ll keep tweaking that demerara cream thing and perhaps have it ready for next Thursday!


  5. tiareNo Gravatar says:

    And I couldn`t do more than add a cocktail early in the morning just before taking off..I`ll have to make yours in the weekend. I was surprised to see so many people still there 8 hours later after I signed out to go to sleep!

    I don`t know if I live on the right or wrong side of the pond..

  6. BonzoGalNo Gravatar says:

    Adam, I’m definitely getting the stuff to make the Revolutionary Cocktail. That looks delicious and nicely balanced.

    Last night was fun! Although this morning I have to keep my head at a certain angle so my brain doesn’t smack against the inside of my skull…

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  8. Stevi DeterNo Gravatar says:

    I really enjoyed adamatus’s recipe. Very tasty use of Aperol, and worked well with the Bluecoat.

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