Oh my goodness! What a week. Yours truly has been overwhelmed with stuff these past couple of days. What drinks did the Gents do? What did they look like? You'll have to wait I'm afraid.
All we can tell you now is that they were both great drinks and you should try them out. The recipes are here in 2 separate pictures. Both of these drinks are from the Prestige Decanter catalog brochure and since the Gents like their products so much, they thought they'd try the drinks! The drinks are by the Mixology Brothers and you should check out their fantastic website by clicking this sentence here!
The first on is called the Interpol.
The second is called the Kentucky Smoke Truck. Give them both a try soon! You'll be glad you did.
Come back in a few days for pictures of the drinks. In the mean time, why don't you give the show a listen and leave a comment below.
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Have you ever wondered what the difference between a cotillion and a debutante ball is? Well the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure did, and you know what they found out? One has gin and the other one has bourbon! There might be some other differences to. Check out the Southern Living website if you want to know actual details about cotillions and debutante balls. If you’re just thirsty however, let’s make some drinks!
First up is the Cotillion. This yummy treat was found on the Imbibe magazine website and you know what’s neat? Both these drinks would be perfect for your fall gatherings! Yellow and red will complement any fall table setting!
Scott Kennedy, Café Cancale, Chicago
1 oz. bourbon (Kennedy uses Old Forester 86 proof, the Gents used Wild Turkey)
¾ oz. aged rum (Kennedy uses Angostura 5 year, the Gents used Havana Club 7 year)
½ oz. dry curaçao
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. fresh orange juice
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, then shake to chill. Double strain into a chilled glass.
Mmmmmmm. Nice right?
Up next is the Debutante Cocktail. This ones been around since the 30s and the Gents chose the recipe from the Barman’s Journal website.
Robert Sharp, the Barman’s Journal website
2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
2 Tsp. Grenadine
1 dash Orange BittersCombine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled, then double-strain into a coupe. Garnish with a cherry.
This one is a little sweeter than the Cotillion. Very, very nice.
Try them both and let the Gents know what you think!
The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure
A great selection of Absinthe for purchase.