Embarking on my mission to create and taste test all the featured drinks at tonight’s Fillmore Holiday Cocktail Crawl I’ve managed to make it nearly half way through quest. With the ingredient
s bought and two out of five drinks served we took a short break before delving into our last batch of Tres Agaves Tequila Cocktails. The evening was a hit so far. My friends were yakking -which mostly meant giving me a hard time- and enjoying the cocktails. So far, so good so on to the next set of libations.
Jalisco Blossom by Lenny Gumm.
A thankfully easy drink to prepare. The ingredients were among the most exotic. Tried the Chamomile liqueur neat afterwards. Pretty dang good by itself. Would have been better and even great with a single cube of ice.
Anne: “Ahhhhhh, a sipping cocktail. Smokey but surprisingly clean.”
Dean: “The lighter side of Scotch. I’ll have this drink in one hand and a cigar in the other, please?”
Yina: “I’d call it a Rusticini.”
And then we headed to the 60’s hard-rock inspired Joplin’s Juice by Rob Albright.
Noticed in process that I didn’t have the amount pineapple juice written anyway. My third mistake of the evening. Winged it and went with an oz. which made the drink a tad too sweet and not as fruity as it was when I remade it the following night with the ingredients above. Yet, still everybody really like this.
Anne: “Tastes like the Carribean. Good down way too easily.”
Dean: “A Tequila Mai-Tai with a hint of Vanilla.”
Yina: “A sweet and sour Martini.”
The final drink was The Zapata by Barclay Spring.
Received this submission too late to include in the party but wanted to include it here since it will be featured at tonight’s crawl. Not sure what Pomegranate mix was so substituted Langer’s Pom juice. Also opted for the non-sugared rim and lemon garnish. While I was hoping for a brighter show in the glass it was still pretty dang yummy.
Tomorrow I’ll look back at last night’s event. Share some pics and announce the audience favorite. Stay tuned.