Episode 4: Tying Knots and Speaking French


The Episode:

The Situations:

Chris is teaching himself the art of knot tying and Ben is noticing a lot of French being spoken in his neighborhood.

The Drinks:

Navy Grog

  • 1oz white rum
  • 10z demerara rum
  • 1oz dark rum
  • 3/4oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4oz fresh white grapefruit juice
  • 1oz  honey syrup
  • Club Soda
  • Orange slice for garnish

Shake the rum, juice and syrup with ice, strain into a collins glass filled with ice, top with soda water, and garnish with an orange wedge.

Honey syrup: whisk together 1/2oz honey with 1/2oz water.

French 75

  • 1oz gin (or cognac)
  • 1/2oz cointreau or orange liqueur
  • 1/2oz fresh lemon juice
  • Champagne

Shake the gin, orange liqueur and lemon juice with ice, strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne.

Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz (via)

2oz London dry gin
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 2oz rhubarb syrup
  • 1oz heavy cream
  • 1 or 2 drops rosewater
  • 1 egg white
  • ice
  • soda water

Combine all ingredients except ice and soda in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Then add ice to shaker and shake a further 30 seconds. Strain into a tall chilled glass and top up with soda.

To make rhubarb syrup, cut a pound of rhubarb stalks into one-inch pieces, wrap them in cheesecloth, and simmer for a half hour in 2 C water and 1 C sugar. Strain into a glass container with a lid and refrigerate.

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