DRINKING BUDDIES

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Layout

So this may be a temporary thing or I may hang on to it for quite a while.  
Also, I've added two, YES TWO!!!!, new polls over to the right side of the page.  
I was pondering this morning about daiquiris (because I'm a drunk) and was wondering about martinis too.  These are two very common cocktails that are always misnamed or are used so commonly that they have lost their ways from their roots.  Here I have posted the original two recipes for both cocktails and would like to hear your opinion back on it.

The Classic Martini
More method than anything, you simply add one large jigger of gin and one small jigger of vermouth to a shaker with ice and stir.  Unlike the preferred method of James Bond, the best way to serve a gin martini is to stir and strain, as to not bruise the gin.  To make it extra dry, most will just rinse the martini glass with the vermouth and pour chilled gin into it.

We now recognize a martini as pretty much anything served in a martini glass, sometimes not including even vodka, the prime ingredient of the Modern Martini.

The Classic Daiquiri
Like the martini, more in method than anything, it is 1½oz of light rum mixed with 1oz of lime juice and sweeten it with 1tsp of either raw sugar or powdered sugar.

A favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway, the classic daiquiri is a little more focused on the rum, rather than the mixers to go along with it.  Here in New Orleans, we make tons of frozen daiquiris which instead focus more on the flavor and the overall experience of getting wasted.  Once again, it can use a plethora of different alcohols including the Octane 190 daiquiri which is made with an Everclear knockoff.

I leave you with dreams of cocktails and wonderful stuff and also with a few wallpapers I found along the way.







DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!!
Bon Boire!

18 comments:

  1. hahaha yeah man! i like this new lay out. and that ad for the fries. totally made me want some fries, damn u

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  2. New layout looks pretty good. Gotta love the classics!

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  3. Also, I like my martini's with gin and dry as a desert.

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  4. Nice new layout man, this one looks better!

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  5. No matter the layout I'll still love you.

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  6. interesting post, keep it up

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  7. im diggin the layout..love simplicity

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  8. new layout looks good, i voted btw

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  9. Nice layout, I like your blog. I'll be following.

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  10. The layout is better, but it would be better with a banner and background that fits the theme of your blog.

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  11. the other was nicer but hey! this one looks good too.

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  12. straight up chilled gin does it for me. no need for vermouth and such.

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  13. Good old rum and coke for me, or beer

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