December 16th, 2007


Bar upgrades

So, PX last night kicked mucho ass.  We spent 5 hours there, getting there at 9 PM (despite our 9:45 reservation) and closing it out.  I can't get over how great it was, and how much fun we had.  I believe tmfiii will have more on it...I might do a Four Letter Gourmand or something on it, too.

Inspired today, out I went.  I hit the liquor store and picked up some Maccu Pisco (actually, had to go to a second one for that since it somehow got left off my order), some Calvados, Bols Sloe Gin, and some other stuff.  Then it was to Total Wine where I got Cinzano sweet vermouth, Dubonnet red, and some other stuff.  Then off to tmfiii's house to give him his Christmas present (what's left of it) and to get mine.

Hey, I'm an intoxocologist!

My first boston shaker, plus a lemon/lime squeezer and some other things.

So while Cathy made cupcakes...

i did a couple of things.

I finished reading Imbibe! the other day, so I decided to make some horseradish infused vodka.

I used the vodka that was suggested but man, slicing up horseradish is a pain in the ass if you haven't done it before.

Now we let that sit for a "turn of the Earth" or so in a dark place.  Such as my closet.

Whew!  Hard work.  I need a drink!

A Pisco sour?  Don't mind if I do!  They were good last night!

Mmmmmm, tasty.  Yes, I drank both of them, Cathy didn't want one.

Pisco Sour
2 ounces Pisco
1 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 egg white
1 dash Angostura (as a garnish)

I, of course, made two thanks to the egg white.

But I need something else.

Hey, it's a chance to use two of my new things - an Ante!

1 1/4 ounce Calvados
1/2 ounce Dubonnet
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1 dash Angostura

Interesting drink.  It still tastes strongly of Calvados, but it's metered by the Cointreau and Dubonnet.  I like it!

Now it's off to Thai food, which means a Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.  If I make more drinks later, I'll maybe post more...

I appreciate his gift

But it looks like my glasses have the same problem as his did:

The drink is a Pink Gin.

Pink Gin
3 ounces Plymouth gin
6 goodly dashes Angostura Bitters

The glass is - well, it cracked as soon as it went into the shaker.  It was room temperature when I put ice in it.

At least it didn't shard!
Dexter & Stagg
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As Sean mentioned below, we did spend quite a lot of time in PX last night.   Between the four of us, I think we drank at least half the menu.  But the two best (besides hanging out with my best friends) occurrences were talking with the bartender Jason about mixology and having him thank us at the end of the night for making his job fun.  What can I say, we're four wild and crazy guys.

I am planning a write up of PX.  Honestly it won't be until tomorrow at some point as it is almost 11pm now and I want to get to bed before 1am.  Needless to say, it was an awesome experience.

Now where did I place my hallucinogenic figs . . . .

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