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Have you ever wanted to listen to two guys try a bunch of different types of tonic water, decide which one tasted the best, and then use that same tonic to make two drinks? If the answer is a resounding “yes!” then this episode is for you, weirdo.
Based on a description of a particular mezcal that said it had gin like flavours, the Gents set out to see how a gin and tonic compared to a mezcal and tonic.
The classic gin and tonic is an almost perfect cocktail. It’s refreshing and has a lot of interesting flavours. You all know what it tastes like. It’s great!
Gin and Tonic
1 1/2 ounces gin
In a tall glass filled with ice cubes pour in the gin then top with the tonic. Garnish with the lime wedge.
This cocktail tastes so good and more than makes up for it’s lack of photographic appeal. Looks like a glass of water doesn’t it?
So then the real test. Does Pierce Almas mezcal have enough gin like qualities to make a mezcal and tonic comparable to a gin and tonic? The short answer is yes. The long answer is in the actual episode. You’re going to listen, right?
Mezcal and Tonic
1 1/2 ounces Pierde Almas Mezcal
In a tall glass filled with ice cubes, pour in the mezcal then top with the tonic. Garnish with the lime wedge.
Hmmm. Looks like another glass of water, but tastes like something else. It’s Ginny but definitely Mezcally too. If you’ve never tried mezcal, this is a great way to introduce it to your mouth!
Please give them them both a try soon!
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They say their ain't no cure for the summertime blues, but the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure have found one! Blue cocktails! If that doesn't cure what ails you, there is also another exciting "Tale of Eddy" in this week's episode! Let's get mixing!
First up is a cocktail called the Bluegrass. The Gents hope you like tart drinks because this one is loaded with citrus. It should have been called the Farewell Scurvy.
1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce blue curaçao
1/2 ounce Southern Comfort
lemon peel and maraschino cherry for garnish
Shake the ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a highball glass with fresh ice. Add the lemon peel and maraschino cherry to the glass.
Wooeeeeee! That's tart! The drink is almost 1/2 citrus juice! Too much? Maybe. Make it and try it and let the Gents know. As it is it would be the perfect drink for a Bluegrass Festival where you're expected to yell "Wooeeeee!" a lot.
Up next is a drink that Gentleman Fred found on the world wide web. Have you heard of this thing? It's crazy. Be careful what you type into it though. It'll turn up the most horrendous things. Anyway, Fred found a delightful drink called Dark Magic. You know what's really magical about it? The recipe is written in milliliters!
40 ml gin
20 ml Blue Curaçao
20 ml Raspberry Syrup
100 ml Pineapple Juice
1 egg white
Shake all the ingredients together vigorously with ice for 20-30 seconds and strain into a tumbler with fresh ice. Garnish with 3 fresh raspberries. Serve with a straw.
First of all, this drink was designed to be sipped from a container that you can't see through. The extra long shaking makes a wonderful foam that you can't see though. The drink creator served it in a dark metal can with a black titanium straw. The whole idea was that out of this mysterious darkness came this light fluffy raspberry delight. It still works in a regular glass but if you couldn't see the contents it would be quite a surpise!
Gentleman Dave thought that the drink was a little too sweet and so Gent Jason mixed the two drinks together and that turned out to be really good too. One of those "greater than the sum of it's parts" situations.
Try them both and mix them together and leave a comment.
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