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Tonight’s Libation

This is what I will be drinking this evening:

Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler From Serious Eats

Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler

About This Recipe

YIELD: makes 1 cocktail
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: cocktail shaker
THIS RECIPE APPEARS IN: Drinking in Season: Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces brewed Lapsang Souchong tea, chilled
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Lemon twist

Procedures

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tea, lemon, ginger liqueur, whisky, and bitters. Shake for 12 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon twist and serve immediately.

If the Wife is Doing it…

I have not written on this page in a long time. I think if Lindsey can get her blog on … then I can definitely get back in the saddle. She is doing a great job. Posting about my severe toe injury and the odyssey of the file cabinet. I am writing this tonight as I slowly sip a
Bufflalo Trace and Cointreau Manhattan.
1 dash Angosutra Bitters
1 dash Cointreau
2 oz Buffalo Trace
1 oz Carpano Antica sweet vermouth

Oleo Saccharum – Fancy way of saying lemon peel and sugar

I have upped the game in my cocktail making lately. I have made a ton of infused simple syrups. I also tried my hand at Oleo Saccharum. The verdict is out…but I am pretty sure I will make it again.

Here are a few drinks I want to throw together: Bourbon Bramble
Homemade Zima
Blackberry Pimms Cup

Shifting gears…HomestarRunner is BACK! That makes me very happy. I hope there are some new Teen Girl Squad toons soon.

Vision S Series
Vision Grill…Not a Big Green Egg.

We made the plunge and got a kamado grill. Hopefully it will be here this week. I can’t wait to break out some pork shoulder, and all the other fun things you can do with a cooker and a smoker. I have heard great things about the Visions.  I am pretty sure I will be happy with it in the long run. I just could not justify the price of a Big Green Egg.  I am pretty excited about cooking on it.

Laid Back….Sippin’ on Gin and Juice

I have some cool things to share. Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing Independence Day week. Time to get back at it at the office. Definitely hard to believe we have hit the mid-point of summer (and the year for that matter).

Found this link to some good summer cocktails. I have been on a gin kick lately. Mostly really good gin.

OK, add Mun, and this should be my most-viewed post EVER!
As Daniel Bryan would say… “Yes, Yes, Yes!!”

I could not go without mentiong how dissappointed I was to learn about the drug-related suspension of NASCAR’s A.J. Allmendinger. If it wasn’t a false positive, then I hope that A.J. can get his stuff together. There is no doubt that he is talented.

And congrats to Kevin and DeLana Harvick on the birth of their son…if you read his statement, you realize that despite his reputation…he really is a pretty good guy.

 ”Waiting on Keelan was the longest nine months of my entire life,” Kevin Harvick said in a statement. ”But time literally stood still when I held our baby for the first time. I’ve accomplished a lot in my life that I’m proud of, but those moments don’t hold a candle to becoming a father and seeing that little face looking up at you.

”DeLana and I are just amazed by how special and rewarding this is.”

This should do it for this week. Trying to get back into a regular posting habit. I got some good fishing stuff saved up to share. This was just more of a post about drinking.