They say that 50 is a golden anniversary. 50 years! Certainly worth celebrating. But what if it’s only 50 episodes? Furthermore, what if those 50 episodes happened over a period of less than 2 years? What do you do then?
You make Golden Cocktails, that’s what you do! Plus you talk about liquid nitrogen and butterflies and John Goodman and a bunch of other fun stuff.
The Golden Martini is found in “the canon cocktail book” by Jamie Boudreau and James O. Fraioli. If you still haven’t been to canon in Seattle, I do not know what is wrong with you. Go there now. If you can’t get there, the least thing thing you could do would be to buy the book. You can get it right here.
The Golden Martini calls for liquid nitrogen. We did not have liquid nitrogen nor could we get liquid nitrogen. YOU should also NOT use liquid nitrogen. If you want this drink with liquid nitrogen, go to canon in Seattle. They know what they are doing. YOU USE ICE! OK?
Here it is, the way we made it.
The Golden Martini
by Jamie Boudreau from canon in Seattle, Washington. Printed in “the canon cocktail book” by Jamie Boudreau and James O. Fraioli
1 1/2 ounces Old English gin (We used Old Tom gin)
1/2 ounce Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc (We used Noilly Prat vermouth)
1/4 ounce Goldwasser liqueur (We used Goldschläger. The closest thing we could get. Did we really even make the drink?)
2 dashes orange bitters
lemon twist for garnish
Add all ingredients (except the lemon twist) to a chilled mixing glass. Stir well with ice until really, really cold. (DON’T USE LIQUID NITROGEN! REMEMBER?)
Strain slowly into a chilled cocktail glass. Be careful not to lose too many of the gold flakes! It is the Golden Martini after all.
Garnish with the lemon twist
This is a complex drink. First you taste the cinnamon from the Goldschläger. Then it disappears and you get a little bit of sweetness from the gin and then some fruitiness from the vermouth. Up next, orange from the bitters, which is the final taste that slowly dissipates leaving you with the desire to take another sip. If you like interesting cocktails, you will like this drink. If you’re not crazy about a lot of different (possibly bitter or dry) tastes, you might not like this drink. Either way though, you should definitely give it a try. You know you have a bottle of Goldschläger somewhere in the liquor cabinet.
Years ago, Gentleman Dave had a dream. A dream that Gentlemen Fred and Jason should do a podcast about booze. Now, 50 episodes in, his Golden Dream has come true! In honour of that, we dip again into Beachbum Berry Remixed for the Golden Dream.
-1959 by Leroy Sharon of the Porpoise Room cocktail lounge at Marineland of the Pacific. From "Beachbum Berry Remixed" by Jeff Berry
1 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce Galliano
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces (3/4 cup) crushed ice
Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh wire sieve into a chilled cocktail glass.
This is a boozy Orange Julius. If you like frothy, creamy, orange drinks, you have just met your new best friend. Seriously. This might just replace that old friend from college. Make it now and when you’re in New Orleans, go by Latitude 29 in person and thank Jeff Berry for rediscovering this drink and making it known to the world.
See you next time!
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