- 1.5oz gin
- 3/4oz Campari
- 1/2oz passion fruit syrup
- 1 dash orange bitters
- orange twist, for garnish
Shake with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with or without ice. Garnish.
Source: Kaiser Penguin
When I opened my mailbox today I was greeted with two morsels of joy. The first was a bright orange GameFly package containing Big Brain Academy for the Nintendo DS. This game won me over in a matter of minutes, and why? Your guide’s name is none other than Dr. Lobe. His goal is to make your brain fatter, a process which my stomach also greatly approves of. But enough with that! The second morsel of goodness was the July / August issue of Imbibe.
The color palette for the cover is modern and sleek, and again, by some feat of magic, the table of contents starts on the second page. One of my complaints last issue was the lack of inventive feature titles (save the monk one). Apparently they listened. All of these titles sparked my interest, especially the first and the last.
- No Bartender Required
- Ten Tips for Budding Wine Collectors
- Mad About Brew
- Lovely & Amazing
- Drinking to the Dragon
The departments are all the same as the first issue, and the recipe index is right in your face with more palette-watering names than one could hope for. My only real problem here is that the ads on the recipe page create a bit of clutter. I noticed the first issue has the same ads, but they fit in with the colors a little bit better and are less distracting. Not a huge complaint, advertising is advertising.
I sit here sipping a Mojito out of a very similarly shaped glass to the one in this picture. That’s odd. You may remember me raving about the first issue’s editor’s note and how it really set the tone for what was to come. One of Karen’s major points was the story behind the drinks, the people who make them, and the relationships that fuel their passion. Community is a good word for it, and it’s pretty much why Kaiser Penguin exists. It really brings me joy to see my gmail box pop up with a new comment on one of my articles. Not so much because people are reading, but because there might be something new I can learn or some snippet of knowledge I can share.
The editor’s note introduces a fine addition to the Imbibe arsenal: reader recipes. The first reader recipe is the one you see above. But don’t let me have all the fun!
Submit your recipes to email@example.com.
In Part II I’ll take a look at Uncorked, Q&A, and the Taste-Test which features premium ginger ales.