Ep 70: The Honeymoon is Over


The Episode:

The Situations:

Ben is back from his wedding and honeymoon and Chris is saying farewell to a friend.

The Drinks:
A Farewell to Hemingwayfarewell-to-hemingway
2.25 oz Kirsch
1.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.25 oz Cherry or Raspberry Syrup
Lime Peel Spiral, for garnish

Shake with ice, then pour unstrained into a collins glass. Drop in a lime peel spiral and top with club soda.

should have been salty and bitter

This is, according to Baker, “a sort of Kirsch Collins,” which he invented for his friend Ernest Hemingway before sending him and bullfighter Sidney Franklin “off on the plane for New York, & Loyalist Spain.”

Aperol Spritzaperol-spritz
2 oz Aperol
1 oz Prosecco
1 oz club soda
.5 oz Orange Juice

Build in a rocks glass. Add ice and stir. Garnish with half an orange wheel.

Terroir & Peace
2 oz mushroom-infused gin*
1 oz Dolin dry vermouth
.25 oz thyme syrup**
lemon peel

Combine infused gin, vermouth, and thyme syrup. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Lemon peel expressed and discarded.

* Mushroom-infused gin: Fill a quart-sized Mason jar 1/2 to 2/3 full with mushrooms, ideally chanterelles. Fill rest of the jar with gin and let sit for up to two weeks.

** Thyme syrup: Heat 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and six sprigs of thyme in a saucepan. Slightly simmer until sugar dissolves. Strain.

Pegu Club
2 oz Gin
.75 oz Orange Curaçao
.75 oz lime juice
1 dash angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters

Shake with ice until well chilled. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime.

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