Are you ready for Christmas yet? No? Well, neither are the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure. If you want proof, just check out this apathetic Christmas show. One of the drinks doesn't even have a recipe!
The first drink is called the London Town and includes a rum made by Lemon Hart called Blackpool Spiced rum. The Gents didn't have Blackpool rum though so they used Trader Vic's spiced rum and changed the name from London Town to Camden Town. If you need a Christmas connection, Bob Cratchit lived in Camden Town. If you'd like to make a London Town, you can find the recipe here.
• 60 ml (2 oz.) Trader Vic's Spiced Rum
• 24 ml (3/4 oz.) Sweet vermouth
• 2 Dashes Angostura bitters
• Ice cubes
• Orange twist
Fill a shaker or tall glass with ice cubes. Add rum, sweet vermouth and bitters and stir (with a bar spoon) for about a minute. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with an orange twist.
Yummy. Probably better with the Blackpool. Try it out and leave a comment
Gentleman Fred said, "We've never made a Whiskey Sour." The other Gent's said, "So, make a Whiskey Sour." He did. Except he didn't. Turns out he made a Boston Sour. Maybe. He also didn't have a recipe. You'll have to listen to the episode to find out what me put in it.
Whiskey Sour a la Fred Partridge
Ingredients and proportions in the episode
This drink was good too, no matter what it's called. The secret is that it's got an egg white in it. Egg white makes everything better. Smooth and a little frothy. Fred used Scotch whiskey but probably should've used a bourbon or a rye.
From all of us to all of you have a very merry and safe Christmas!
The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure
A great selection of Absinthe for purchase.