As part of the revamp of my online portfolio, I closed my food blog. I decided this post is worth keeping and brought it over.
I threw my first cocktail get together on Friday night. It was a combination of me fulfilling a promise to a friend to host a taco party and my need to show off my new mixology skills I’ve been working on for the last several months. Here is what I made. I failed to take any photos being preoccupied with preparing.
I stuck with simple tacos. I used some tip steak and taco seasoning from The Wedge and provided basic toppings. The only real interesting thing I added was a cheese from the Netherlands I purchased from Lake Street Wine and Cheese that had cumin in it. It really worked well with the tacos.
The Little G – This one I created with the help of Tom a few weeks back at another friend’s cheese party. It’s 1 1/2 parts bourbon to 1 part Canton, a ginger liquor, over ice in a low ball glass. Added 2 dashes of Jamaican #1 bitters from Bittercube and stir. Squeeze a wedge of lime over the top and garnish with candied ginger.
The BPG – This one is very summery. Muddle 5-6 basil leaves, add 2 oz of dark rum and pineapple juice. Shake well with ice and the strain into an up glass rimmed with sugar, leave a bit of space on top of the glass. Top off drink with ginger ale. Garnish with fresh pineapple.
Originally published on 05/02/2011