Ep 64: The Great Forgetting with Claire Carusillo


The Episode:

The Situations:

Claire Carusillo just quit her job to go freelance, Ben is in the midst of a week of bachelorhood and Chris hit the elusive service industry sweet spot.

The Drinks:

City of Gold Slingcity-of-gold-sling
1.5 oz Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
.5 oz 12yr El Dorado rum
.75 oz Donn’s spices #2*
1 dash absinthe
.5 oz Lime Juice
.25 orgeat
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters

Shake all the ingredients in a shaker w/ ice then strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

*Donn’s spices #2
1 Part Vanilla syrup*
1 Part Allspice dram

*Vanilla syrup
Split Tahitian vanilla bean in half lengthways and place in a sauce pan. Add 2 cups of water and 2 cups of super fine sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat cover and let simmer for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand overnight. Strain through a cheesecloth lined sieve.

Gin and Juice Swizzle (via redditor MatthewAHuman)gin-and-juice-swizzle
2 oz gin
.5 oz Cointreau
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
.75 oz rich simple syrup (2:1)
Fresh mint
Peychaud’s bitters

Add roughly 10 mint leaves and the syrup to the bottom of a tall glass and gently muddle. Add lemon juice, grapefruit juice, gin, and Cointreau. Fill glass with crushed ice and swizzle the drink with a swizzle stick or barspoon for 20-30 seconds to chill and dilute. Add more crushed ice to mound up over the top of the glass and top with around 8 dashes of Peychaud’s, garnish with lemon and/or mint, and serve with a straw.

Fish House Punchfish-house-punch
1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
0.5 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz simple syrup
0.25 oz Peach Street Distillers Peach Brandy
0.25 oz lime juice

Shake with ice, then strain into a chilled punch glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Banks of Islay
6 Fresh Curry Leaves
1.5oz Laphroaig 10 year scotch
.75oz Lime Juice
.5oz Cane Sugar Syrup*
1tsp. Grendine
Fresh Curry Leaf for Garnish

In a shaker, gently muddle the curry leaves. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice, then double strain into a coupe. Garnish with the curry leaf.

Cane Sugar Syrup
In a sauce pan, combine 2 cups of organic cane sugar (often labeled ‘evaporated cane juice’; note this is different form turbinado sugar) with 1 cup of water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly without bringing to a boil, until the sugar is dissolved.

Howl on the Hill
1.5oz El Dorado 15 Year Rum
.5oz Santa Teresa 1796 Rum
.75oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
.5oz Fernet-Branca
.25oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 Dash Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe

Strain all ingredients over ice then strain into a coupe. No garnish.

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