Episode 17: Moving, Movie Blueballs, and Housesitting with Joseph Volpe


The Episode:

The Situations:

Joseph Volpe just moved to Oakland, CA, Chris is housesitting and Ben got movie blueballs.

The Drinks:

The Departed (via)the-departed
1 oz Campari
1 oz Rum, El Dorado 12
3⁄4 oz Amaro, Averna
1⁄2 oz Mezcal (a very smoky Mezcal works best)
1 twst Orange peel
2 ds Peychaud’s Bitters

Stir with ice in a cocktail shaker until well chilled. Strain into a large old fashioned glass over 1 large ice cube. Squeeze the orange peel over it to release the oils. Run the peel around the edge of the glass and drop it in.

Mai Taimai-tai
1 1/2 oz white rum
3/4 oz dark rum
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz orgeat
1/4 oz lime juice

Shake all ingredients but the dark rum. Strain them over ice and float the dark rum in a highball glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a piece of candied ginger.

Blueberry Collins (via)blueberry-collins
1-1/2 oz Blueberry Cordial*
1 oz Rose’s Lime Juice
2 oz Gin
Club Soda
slice Lime

Add ice to a rocks glass. Add Rose’s blueberry cordial, Rose’s lime cordial and gin, then stir lightly. Top with club soda, and garnish with a slice of lime.

*Bring 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool and fine-strain it into a container. Add 1 oz of cherry brandy or vodka.

Window Box (via)window-box
1 1/2 oz pisco
3 cherry tomatoes
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz agave syrup
Pink peppercorns

Muddle the tomatoes, two basil leaves and the booze, juice and syrup. Shake with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a basil leaf and half a dozen peppercorns.

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