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Well, the Gentlemen are in to week two of iTunes not picking up their podcast. Hopefully you’re all finding your way here and downloading them from the “Audio Files” page. Or better yet, just listen to it right here!
This time out, the Gents are bringing back an easy classic from the early 1900’s. It’s the Gin Buck and all you need are a couple of ingredients. Gin and ginger ale. It’s like a gin and tonic but with ginger ale!
The Gin Buck
2 ounces gin
3 ounces ginger ale (or to taste)
Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the gin and ginger ale. Stir briefly.
On one website, it said if you add a splash of lemon juice to this drink, it becomes a Leap Frog. The Gents added it anyway and they’re still calling it a Gin Buck! This drink is light and refreshing and you should probably be making one right now!
Next up is a variation on the Gin Buck called Get Buck In Here. This comes from the book, “Experimental Cocktail Club”. This wonderful book has cocktail recipes from their bars from all around the world. Check out their website right here. These folks have bars in London, Paris, New York and Ibiza!
Get Buck In Here
1 ounce Hendrick’s gin
1 ounce Suze
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
6 dashes of absinthe
Fever Tree ginger ale, to top up
Place all the ingredients (except the ginger ale) in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake and double strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and top up with ginger ale. Garnish with a long piece of pared grapefruit rind.
Yum, yum. The Gents did not have any grapefruit rind but this drink is still exceptional. The herbal flavour of the Suze combines with the anise flavour in the absinthe to kick this drink into a completely different cocktail realm. It’s a tasty drink that will be unlike anything you’ve ever had.
Hopefully, the Gents solve their iTunes problem soon. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and check back in two weeks for the next episode!
What a great episode this one is! This time around, the Gents have a guest with them. Who is it you ask? None other than Kate Stadel and guess what? She has her own podcast too. You can check it out right here. It's called Missed Cues. As their website says, "Missed Cues is a podcast where we talk about theatre over drinks. Why does theatre matter in the 21st century? What ancient relics are holding our industry back? How do we create a vibrant community that challenges the most pernicious aspects of our society." Give it a listen!
Kate actually asked to be on the show and once the Gents agreed she also let them know that she would like to cocktails with rosé wine. According to Wikipedia, "A rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine." As long as it has alcohol in it, the Gents are in!
First up is The Rosé Bouquet. Its got a little bit of everything in it. Let's try it out.
The Rosé Bouquet
3 ounces rosé
1 1/2 ounce gin
3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc
3 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
Build over ice in a tall glass. Stir and serve with a small grapefruit wedge and rosemary sprig.
Not bad. Not bad at all. Plus you get to use some of that rosemary you've got growing in the yard!
Next us is a drink for the whiskey lover in your life. The whiskey lover that also likes their whiskey mixed with rosé wine. Probably a slightly smaller market but they will like it. It's The American West Sour. It actually calls for Tin Cup Whiskey but the Gents did not have that particular libation available. They substituted Woodford Reserve and it worked out great!
The American West Sour
2 ounces Tin Cup Whiskey (we used Woodford Reserve)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce dry rosé wine
Lemon peel for garnish
Shake the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Slowly pour the wine over the back of a bar spoon onto the surface of the cocktail to create the layering effect. Squeeze a lemon peel coin over the cocktail, and skewer with a cocktail pick for garnish.
Kate herself made this drink while the Gents gave directions. Not surprisingly, the Gents gave lousy directions and they missed out on the layering of the rosé wine and instead told her to shake the whole thing. Guess what? It still works and it's a great drink!
Thanks again Kate for gracing the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure with your company and making episode 81 so great! Try the drinks out everyone and be sure to leave a comment below.
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