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Marvel Cocktail

2.25 oz Pusser’s Rum
2.25 tsp Sirop de Citron (see below)
2.25 tsp Grenadine

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe
Garnish with your best Stan Lee or Jim Lee story
(Yes, I know that Jim Lee is at DC now )

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You could see the fear in his eyes, as he lay paralyzed in the hospital bed while the crazed figure sat in the chair beside him, revolver in hand. The barrel of the gun was thrust against his brow, the trigger hurriedly pulled back – KLIK – on an empty chamber. At the best of times, Russian roulette isn’t a sport for the weak, but when you’re trapped – unable to move, unable to speak – while a madman forces turn after turn upon you – well, it makes you wonder who’s the hero and who’s the villain. Should it matter than the man in the bed, Bullseye, had killed Elektra? No, Daredevil was better than this – better than preying upon those who couldn’t raise a muscle to defend themselves. He was a protector of the city. But not tonight – tonight, he was attending to personal business, settling a debt. No, tonight was no night to be a superhero.

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Dunlop Cocktail

2 oz Pusser’s Rum
1 oz Fortified Wine
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe
Finish with a citrus twist

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I think it’s high time we broke some rules around here.  Over the past year or so, we’ve only reached outside of our 12 bottles for very special occasions, so when you see “Fortified Wine” up there in the recipe, you should know that something’s up – although, in this case, that “something” may not be up in exactly the way you’re suspecting.  No, today we’re going to learn one of the most important steps toward taking control of our home bars – how to substitute.

Sure, we here at 12BB can get finicky about our bottles, but we hope that you take our list as guideline rather than gospel — these are simply bottles that have never let us down whenever we’ve reached for them.  Should you happen to see a Corpse Reviver or a Delmonico – or the above Dunlop, for that matter – elsewhere, you’re certainly likely to see different measurements and even different bottles called for.  Which begs the question:  Just how rigid does all this need to be?

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El Tamarindo

a 12 Bottle Bar original

1.5 oz Pusser’s Rum
1.5 oz Agua de Tamarindo (recipe below)
3 – 4 oz Club Soda, to top

Add all ingredients to a collins glass with ice
Stir gently
Garnish with a lime wedge

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Without tequila among our bottles, you might be inclined to think that 12 Bottle Bar would sit out Cinco de Mayo.  In fact, when we’ve asked the experts, a few of them have suggested that we replace one of our bottles with one from south of the border.  While we certainly love tequila (in particular, great mezcals), we hold to the belief that its use in classic cocktails is limited.  Besides, if you’re craving a taste of Mexico, there are so many other beverages to explore – like agua de tamarindo.

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Painkiller Peeps

While some may choose to debate the Christian versus pagan symbolism and circumstance surrounding the Easter holiday, we at 12 Bottle Bar instead turn our sights on that most eternal of vernal demagogues:  the PEEP®.  Whether you are in the love-em or hate-em camp when it comes to PEEPS®, we’re certain that you’ll appreciate the question that begat today’s Easter post:  Could we booze “peeps” up?  The answer proved to be simple, yet eloquent:  Hell, yeah.

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