Oooh special delivery from @calicherum w/ a mojito recipe.
In a rocks glass, combine all ingredients, lightly muddle mint leaves. Top with crushed ice or preferably nugget ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Every year at Tales of the Cocktail, Hubig’s Pies serves up its sugar-glazed fried pies as the official snack of the annual cocktail conference’s staff and volunteers. But unfortunately this year on the Friday of the conference, a devastating fire ripped through Hubig’s, a bakery that had been selling pies since the ’20s.
But now efforts are being made to help rebuild the legendary bakery. This past Thursday TOTC and Fleurty Girl hosted a party where they sold Hubig t-shirts (proceeds going to the rebuild) and served up a complimentary Hubigs-inspired cocktail created by Chris Hannah of Arnaud’s French 75.
If you’re bummed you couldn’t make the party, here’s the recipe so you can toast Hubig’s at home. And if you’d like to help Hubig’s, buy stuff from their online store.
Mourning Pie Cocktail
Created by Chris Hannah
Arnaud’s French 75 Bar
Shake, pour over ice.
My new favorite cocktail is the Boulevardier — a cross between my two old favorites, the Negroni and the Manhattan. But after reading this @NYTimesfood article about it which encouraged experimenting I decided to play around with it at home.
Since I LOVE coffee, I decided to play that up in my version of the cocktail with Java Juice, a coffee extract that my friend @thirstyinla gave me. Now, this extract is pretty potent so I had to experiment with different amounts and I found that a splash overpowered the cocktail. But a dash was enough to complement the Carpano and give the cocktail that hint of coffee that I love. Yum. Rich, complex, delicious.
I don’t have a name for the cocktail yet. I’m guessing a play on the words coffee and Boulevardier would be good, with a hint of addiction but for now I’m claiming it.
Combine ingredients in mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest.