Episode 1: Time and Texas

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The Episode

The Situations:

Chris is reading a book about Time and Ben just took a trip to Texas.

The Drinks:

Stranger In Town (via)
– 1 1/2 oz white rum
– 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
– 1/2 oz brandy or calvados
– 1/2 oz cherry brandy
– 1 maraschino cherry

In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the rum, vermouth, Calvados, and cherry brandy. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the cherry.

Raspberry-Thyme Smash (via)
– 2 fresh thyme sprigs, divided
– 7 fresh raspberries, divided
– ice cubes
– 1/4 cup Hendrick’s Gin
– 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup (see below)
– 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Remove leaves from 1 thyme sprig; place in cocktail shaker. Add 6 berries; mash with muddler or wooden spoon. Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add gin, Simple Syrup, and lime juice. Cover; shake vigorously until cold. Strain into highball glass filled with ice. Thread 1 raspberry onto remaining thyme sprig; place on rim of glass.

Simple Syrup: Stir 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil; cool. Cover and chill.

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