The latest issue of Mutineer Magazine includes a spirits feature written by a fun-loving, booze-swilling penguin. I was at once joyous and befuddled to see that my article went through the editorial process with minimal editing, leaving in all the brand recommendations and geek-out cultural references – everything from Lord of the Rings to Over the Top.
How to Make Great Cocktails with Only a Few Ingredients
The story focuses on building up a Fallout-era bar, not with more booze, but with a few simple items from the grocery store. Such as:
- Simple syrup
A few of my original potions and snapshots found their way into the article, and I bet even the 18th level bibulous wizards of the cocktail world may glean a few runes from it to put in their next spell. Here’s one of the recipes that finds its way onto my cantrip list more often than most:
Rum Old Fashioned
- 2oz rum (your favorite, preferably aged – try Appleton Extra, El Dorado 15, Ron Zacapa, Mount Gay XO)
- 1/4oz simple syrup (or less if you like)
- 1 dash Angostura bitters (Fee’s and Bitter Truth aromatic work well here too)
- orange twist, for garnish
Pour ingredients over a few cubes of ice in your favorite rocks glass. Stir for about thirty seconds and spritz the oils from the orange peel on top.
Rick from Kaiser Penguin