Ep 94: Plenty of Oomph with Nick Fountain


The Episode:

The Situations:

Nick Fountain is a newly married man, Ben is making some arts and crafts, and Chris is trying to stay fit by unconventional means.

The Drinks:
Heaven Is A Place/This Is The Place (Lost Lake, Chicago)heaven-is-the-place
2 oz London Dry gin
1 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz dry curaçao (McGee uses Pierre Ferrand)
.5 oz velvet falernum
.5 oz honey syrup
.25 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
3 dashes Angostura bitters
mint, pineapple leaf, luxardo cherry, edible flower for garnish

Shake ingredients with 1 cup of crushed ice. Strain into a mug and top with more crushed ice. Garnish.

Southern Exposure (Alembic, San Francisco)southern-exposure
.75 oz celery juice
1.5 oz gin (Junipero or St. George recommended)
.5 oz simple syrup (1:1)
.5 oz lime juice
Handful mint leaves and sprig for garnish

Finely grate a celery rib and squeeze over a strainer to extract juice. Add all ingredients to shaker, fill with ice, and shake. Fine strain into glass, garnish with a small mint sprig.

The Diamondbackdiamondback
1.5 oz rye whiskey
.75 oz Applejack
.75 oz green chartreuse

Stir with ice until well chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Jasmine Spritzers
1.5 cups Grand Marnier
.5 cup fresh lime juice
Ice cubes
1.5 cups orange vodka (here’s a recipe to do it yourself)
Chilled club soda
2 drops jasmine essential oil (available at health food stores)
.5 cup sugar
1.5 cups warm water
12 lime twists (optional)

In a small pitcher, combine the water and sugar and stir well to dissolve the sugar. Gently stir in the jasmine essential oil and lime juice. In a pitcher, combine the vodka with the Grand Marnier and jasmine syrup. Add the ice and stir briskly until the glass begins to frost, then strain into chilled martini glasses. Top each drink with 2 oz of the club soda and garnish with a lime twist.

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