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Mixology Monday – Brown, Bitter, and Stirred

Mixology Monday Brown, Bitter and Stirred is brought to you by the incomparable Lindsey Johnson of Lush Life Productions.  She often tours the country trying out all of the bars that I want to visit and often inspiring me to find a way to get to some of them.  Her usual modus operandi – which also causes to many to become immediately enamoured of her, is to slide up to the bar and ask for a drink that is brown, bitter, stirred, and as mean as you can make it.  This has caused fights behind the bar as bartenders scramble over each other to fulfil the request.

As the host of this month’s Mixology Monday it only felt right that she would make her order the theme.  So here I sit at Teardrop Lounge in Portland with Johnson along with the equally incomparable Allison Weber producing our drinks and photographing them as time ticks down to the midnight hour on the Monday of the deadline.  My drink is a tribute to these two wonderful ladies a shameless plug for some of the products that I now represent.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Product Placement.

Product Placement

.75 oz Corsair Artisan Distillers Barrel Aged Gin

.75 oz Averna Amaro

.75 oz Amaro Montenegro

4 dashes Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Build over ice and stir, serve up with a lemon peel.  Hopefully collect paycheck.

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Mixology Monday XLVII: Punch

Mixology Monday XLVII:  Punch.  Probably my favourite category of drink around.  Sometime I’ll go on and on about it.  This month though, it’s our theme and hosted by Mike over at Hobson’s Choice.

Ti Punch.  Very rarely have two words ever affected my life so much.  It was the final push to send me down the flume of rum geekery.  At the Rum, Ron, Rhum panel during Tales of the Cocktail 2008 Ben Jones from Rhum Clement stood up and presented this little thing, its simplicity accenting the spirit and providing the perfect little wake up nip I needed.

You could argue that it’s not a really a punch, it definitely doesn’t follow the classic two of sour, one of sweet, three of strong, four of weak cantrip, but stuff it.  It says punch in the name and that’s good enough for me.  Besides, it’s one of my favourite drinks and that goes a long way in my book.  Classically originating from the French dominated islands of the Caribbean, it serves as an ideal foil for the notes that are associated with rhum agricole.

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