Have you ever had a drink at a bar and liked it so much that you asked the bartender for the recipe? Try it. The worst thing that they can say is, “No.” Today, we’re sharing with you a couple of recipes that were shared with us!
The first one comes from Chicago. Fred was visiting the city on business and popped in to a fine establishment called Sable Kitchen and Bar. While there, he sampled the Fedora Cocktail. He liked it so much, he asked if the bartender could write it down for him. It’s credited to Mike Ryan, but I don’t know if the bartender who wrote it down for him was the man himself. Here it is in his own hand . . .
A few years ago, Fred and I were visiting Portland, Oregon and we stopped in at a little Tiki Bar they had called “Thatch”. It’s since changed hands and changed it name to “Hale Pele”. The night we were there, the bartender on duty ( a nice guy named Sal ) asked if we’d like to try a drink that he invented. We of course said “YES!” It was called Sal’s Dominion and he kindly wrote it out for us. Here it is in all it’s glory. Ingredient notes are below.
* Notes on ingredients.
The Deco Ginger Rum called for in the recipe is now made by Eastside Distilling in Portland, Oregon and is called Below Deck Ginger Rum. Trader Tiki Don's Mix is now called BG Reynolds Paradise Blend and is available on the BG Reynolds website or at fine liquor and gourmet stores.
Thanks to both these generous fellows for sharing these great recipes!
The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure