December 5th, 2009 by Colonel Tiki
Seemed like Hot Buttered Rum Time.
2 Tablespoons ColTiki Hot Buttered Rum batter
1½ oz Rum of choice((I put out Coruba, A Martinique, and the Scarlet Ibis))
4 oz Hot Water
Fresh Nutmeg, Mace
Mix batter with 2 oz almost boiling water until dissolved. Add rum and stir while adding the last 2 oz of water. Dust with fresh ground nutmeg and mace.
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.
September 1st, 2009 by Colonel Tiki
Thursday Drink Night is turning one year old this week! I can’t believe it’s already been a year of mixing, cajoling, japing and merriment.
And what a TDN it will be. We have a superior theme: Tiki! We have a superior Guest: Jeff Berry! We have fabulous prizes: Greg Boehm is providing gold bar tools, Mudpuddle books will be offering up vintage reprints of classic cocktail books, Port of Barcelona Gin and Obsello Absinthe will be up for grabs, and let’s not forget Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum as a prize.
Get your syrups and fruit juices and rums in gear and get on into TDN this Thursday night at the Mixoloseum’s online bar. We have a new full-featured chatroom to enjoy if you haven’t stopped in recently.
I’ll see you this Thursday, September 3rd!