February 20th, 2017 by Colonel Tiki
Forgive me Mixology Monday for I have sinned. It has been many years since my last post and your wake brings me back. You were a fantastic host. We wake you with ourselves woke – in some areas sleeping and others wide eyed to meet our challenges.
I present you with a hair of the dog; not the Geas I thought Cu Cullen was fated with. He couldn’t eat the flesh of a dog and this short hoist is a dog in name only for that morning after the night before. Some Irish hero out there somewhere in my memory was forbidden from being woke from slumber: woe be to those who did. And here (thanks to @tikimama for the name) we have “Don’t Wake Me While I’m Sleeping,” a medieval/tiki twist on the Irish Coffee.
Cead mile failte, MxMo.
Don’t Wake Me While I’m Sleeping
1 oz Irish whiskey
2 tsp powder dulce sugar
5 oz hot black coffee
2 oz powder dulce whipped cream
Stir sugar, whiskey and hot coffee in heat proof glass. Carefully add powder dulce sweetened whipped cream, dust with nutmeg and add pineapple spear.
February 20th, 2012 by Colonel Tiki
Is it Mixology Monday already again? I know it’s grapefruit season again. It’s a great beautiful season too. Here’s a little something tiki via Brazil: The Rio Tonga. Yes, the celery bitters are important.
1½ oz white grapefruit juice
½ oz unsweetened pineapple juice
¾ oz Allspice-Cinnamon-Vanilla infused rich simple
1½ oz cachaça (I used Novo Fogo)
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 dash celery bitters
4 drops Herbsaint
Mix with 6 oz crushed ice in a top-down drinks mixer and pour into footed hurricane. Garnish lime twist.
September 28th, 2009 by Colonel Tiki
I’m doing a drive-by MxMo this month: Lately my free time has been somewhere between thin on the ground and nearly invisible. This certainly hasn’t stopped my thinking and plotting though.
I just love Black Cardamom – it has the same fabulous pungency mixed with a haunting smoky character that comes from the wood fires used to dry it.
I’ve been hanging on to it for a while and recently put it to good use macerating in blanco tequila. The smoke and camphor suit the agave.
Then the folks at eGullet host this month’s MxMo and the idea came to me: Milk punch using the black cardamom mixed with the flavors of horchata. Rice milk turned to be too thin; Milk likewise. ½ & ½ was perfect.
So without further ado, I give you “Leche Libre.” Yes, a bit too precious a name but I like it.
2oz Black Cardamom macerated Blanco Tequila
¾oz cinnamon syrup
shake all but nutmeg with ice and strain into glass coffee mug or brandy snifter filled with ice. Garnish generously with freshly ground nutmeg.