15 September 2009


Photo fail! I neglected to photograph...anything last night, with the exception of this shot of Sarah finishing off the kiwi/lychee cocktail ('lycheetini'). The pitcher she's emptying out was surprisingly popular, given its less than stunning color. The tartness of the kiwis, though, disguising the surprising punch, is hard to resist.

(recipe given for approx. 3/4 pitcherfull)
in the blender, mix up:
the fruit of 3 kiwis
2 lychee
2 shots of the syrup from the lychee can
10-ish shots of vodka

pour mixture into pitcher, add approx. 1 liter of ginger ale (I busted out the new soda machine)
stir, serve over ice

Additionally, I re-visited the rum cream, made a modified Conquistador with dark rum and bitters instead of bourbon and Fernet Branca (working with what I got on hand, you know), and set out our range of rums of all colors. I ended the night with a couple of light rum, elderflower, club soda mixtures. Feeling pretty awesome this morning.

Failed to make: avocado daiquiris...maybe later in the week.

08 September 2009

conquering the midwest

My friend PBG is girls-gone-wild for Fernet Branca these days.

I've spent the summer cuddling up to St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

During my mega-weekend in the MSP at PBG+Heather's, we introduced our respective paramours.

The angels sang.

The Conquistador
1.5 shots bourbon
.5 shot St. Germain
dash or two of Fernet Branca, depending on your taste for the bitters
stir with ample ice, top with club soda
conquer the midwest

Note: photos were taken by Peter; for obscene .gif of the meeting of the giants, see Fuck Rap You Can Have It Back