Posts Tagged ‘Peychaud’s’

July 24th, 2009

Red Rot Cocktail – now on video

I followed up my how2heroes video on Boston’s Ward Eight cocktail with this one on the Red Rot Cocktail. You may recall that Misty Kalkofen and I created this confection for a party at the Boston Athenaeum. It’s inspired by the “red rot cocktail” that book restorers use to bring musty, old, red leather-bound books back to life. Never thought you’d see footage of rotting book covers in a cocktail video, did you?

The great thing about the video is that we actually got to shoot it in the historic, Beacon Street building that houses the Athenaeum. If you’ve never been there, you should pop in someday and check out the first floor and gallery areas. Better yet, become a member and get access to the whole place. You can check out books, attend lectures (I’ve been to some really good ones) and other events, and bring your laptop and work in a spacious, art-and-antique-filled room overlooking the Granary Burying Ground. Contrary to any preconceptions you may have, you don’t have to be a blue-blooded retiree to join. All you need is a credit card and a couple of references.

As for the cocktail (recipe here): it’s pretty, it’s tasty, it’s balanced, and it’s accessible. Serve it to your vodka-swilling friends, and they will be converted to the ways of gin.

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May 8th, 2009

Red Rot Cocktail

Lauren Clark and Misty Kalkofen (invented for Roaring Twenties party at Boston Athenaeum)

1 1/2 oz London dry gin
1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Two dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a champagne saucer or cocktail glass.

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May 8th, 2009

Ninth Ward

Brother Cleve (invented for Tales of the Cocktail 2008)

1 1/2 oz Bulleit bourbon
1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
3/4 oz Fee Brothers falernum syrup
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Shake well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

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