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Posts Tagged ‘Gin’

Cocktail: The Pink Rocket

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 23, 2010

The Pink Rocket

Sometimes I play with old ideas in an attempt to come up with something fresh. In this case the old idea is from a the 1937 publication, Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, Coronation Edition, compiled by W.J. Tarling. I introduced a cocktail from this book in my review of Appleton Estate Reserve Rum and the cocktail is called The Celebration.  (A link to the same recipe is found on the Internet Cocktail Database)

The idea of mixing gin and rum was new to me, but obviously it has a tradition back at least 80 years.  So I thought I would experiment with the idea and tweak it to make a nice sweetish cocktail (not Swedish but sweetish).   My idea was to come up with a more feminine cocktail that I could bring out to wow my friends.  My first change was to adjust the fruit juice slightly adding just a bit of pineapple juice and decreasing the grapefruit juice.   Not anything remarkable there, just a slight change in flavour profile. Then I reduced the ratio of rum to gin somewhat.  Finally I unabashedly used grenadine as a substitute for groseille syrup.  Each change made the drink progressively sweeter. At this point I cut the quantity of Grenadine to one half of the amount of Groseille syrup, and used a lemon wheel garnish to act as a counter punch to the sweetness.  I think it turned out very nicely.

Click here to view the entire recipe:

Rum Cocktail: The Pink Rocket

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Howling Highlight: The 12 Spirits of Christmas

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 14, 2009

As promised I have selected 12 special spirits which would be perfect as Christmas Gifts.   These are in no particular order except that I  have saved the most expensive for last.  In the Spirit of the Twelve Days Of Christmas, allow me to introduce my Twelve Spirits of Christmas. In the instances where I have reviewed the spirit I have included a link to the review. Just click on the name of the spirit and the review will pop up.  Click on the thumbnail for a larger picture.

Here is my top twelve gifted spirits for Christmas:

1)  On the first day of Christmas: Amrut Indian Single Malt

An exquisite Malt from India which is not only unique but also very good.  (About $80.00)

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2) On the second day of Christmas: Havana Club Barrel Proof Rum

An Authentic Cuban Rum which will delight the connoisseur. (About $60.00)

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3) On the third day of Christmas: Herencia de Plata Reposado Tequila

This is the Tequila which has made a convert out of me.. fantabulous! (About $45.00)


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4) On the fourth day of Christmas: Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky

For myself, I consider this to be the ultimate Peated Whisky. (About $50.00)

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5) On the fifth day of Christmas: Renegade Panama Don José 1997 Rum

If you can find this anywhere in the world…buy it!  (About 80.00)

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6) On the sixth day of Christmas: Tangeray #10 Gin

Just a great smooth Gin… (About $35.00)

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7) On the seventh day of Christmas: Knobb Creek 9 yr Old Bourbon Whisky

What a nice Kick this Bourbon has! (About $45.00)


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8   On the eighth day of Christmas: Flor de Caña Centenario 12 Year Old Rum

Smooth, Elegant, and probably the best Rum Bargain out there.  (About $35.00)

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9) On the ninth day of Christmas: Wyborowa Exquisite Polish Vodka

The Polish know how to make Vodka.  This is one of the best! (About $40.00)

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10) On the tenth day Christmas: Alberta Premium Rye 25Yr Old (100% rye whisky)

This is the best bargain in the World! So Smooth… So good!  (About $30.00)

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11) On the eleventh day Christmas: Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Premium Rum

In Venezuala they make some of the best rum in the World.. Another Bargain! (About $40.00)

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12) On the twelfth day of Christmas: Wiser’s Red Letter Whisky

Okay not a bargain.  But what a whisky!   (About $150.00)

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*All prices were based upon shopping in my good ol province of Alberta.  Prices will vary considerably around the world!

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