Tag Archives: Ginger Ale

Lawn Tennis Cooler

1.5 oz Remy Martin Cognac
2 tsp Sugar
1.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Raw Egg
Ginger Beer

In a mixing glass, combine sugar and lemon juice, stirring to dissolve sugar
Add brandy and egg, then shake without ice to emulsify
Fill mixing glass with ice and shake again
Strain into a goblet filled with ice
Top with ginger beer, stirring gently to combine
A little dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg on top is nice

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Are things better left alone?  Should things stay the way they’ve always been, or is change an inevitable force of nature?  The cocktail world is certainly at odds with itself on the subject – on one hand, committed to resurrecting arcane alchemy while, simultaneously, embracing new science and ideas.  If things never changed, we might all still be living in thatched cottages and playing ball games like longue paume.   Fortunately, we evolve – taking the best (and sometimes, the worst) of what came before and building upon it, creating an ever-changing foundation that will continue to grow and mutate while retaining its core integrity.  What I’m really talking about with all this is, of course, tennis.

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12BB Claims June 9th is National “Buy Sam’s Damned Book” Day

By Lars Theriot

Back in 12 Bottle Bar’s infancy, our friend Sam Greenspan, proprietor and author of the fantastic 11Points.com, did us a huge favor. He generously offered to create an 11 Points list of his favorite 12 Bottle Bar concoctions. Sam’s introduction of our young site to his massive audience gave us a whole new army of fans, for which we are eternally grateful. Today, it’s time to return the favor.

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Diamond Fizz

2 oz Leopold’s Gin
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Superfine Sugar
Champagne or Ginger Beer to top

Add gin and lemon juice to a mixing glass with ice
Shake and strain into a small juice glass (about 6 – 8 oz)
Top with champagne or ginger beer
Stir in sugar at the end to create the fizz

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As this is our year of the sportsman and this is the season for baseball, I think we’re long overdue for a proper MLB post.  Not that we haven’t been working on a few –  heck, we’ve had the Hall of Fame itself researching for us – but many of the esoteric tales we’ve been trying to dig up are still works in progress.  So, rather than wait any longer, we figured we’d go with one of the hallmark tales of the sport and find a proper drink to serve alongside it.

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The Buck

1.5 – 2 oz Brandy, Gin, Rum or Whiskey
Juice and Shell of half a Lemon or Lime
4 – 6 oz Ginger Ale

Squeeze lemon or lime juice into a collins glass
Add the juiced shell of the fruit
Add a couple of lumps of ice, then the spirit of choice
Top with ginger ale

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Horse’s Neck

2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Ginger Ale

Peel an entire lemon and insert peel into glass, with one end hanging over the rim of the glass.
Add rye and bitters over a few cubes of ice.
Fill with ginger ale.

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