Happy Friday! Cocktail now, or tennis first?

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Happy Friday! Cocktail now, or tennis first?

Wow, what a week! Am I right? We’re all so busy that I actually find the conversation about being busy to be exceedingly tedious. However, when the busy-ness of the week so thoroughly compounds into 5:20 pm on Friday that I can’t decide between which of my two favorite pastimes – playing tennis or imbibing – to engage in, then I know the over-wrought topic of the busy week deserves reflection. Also, I know I have disgusting first world problems.

Of course, I can play tennis and then have a drinkypoo. That’s my usual course of action. But see, I really like day-drinking and 5:27 pm is just about the perfect time of day to day-drink.

And I did do that extra spin class this week…

OK! You convinced me! You’re such a bad influence.

What’s your Friday 5:32 pm cocktail? Here’s mine, this week…

1.5 oz Plymouth Gin
.5 oz Maurin Dry Vermouth
1 oz Fresh squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit
.5 oz Simple Syrup
2-4 Slices Cucumbers
Muddle, Shake & Strain over fresh ice into Collins Glass. Top with splash of Club Soda



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The Web Show is in Full Launch! Check out this Whiskey Drink Demo!

I’m very excited to launch my web show, The Concoctologist! The show takes place in My Liquid Kitchen. I take drink orders from social media and demonstrate them for you. The show features a lot of booze, a little sarcasm & silliness and occasionally a kitty or two. Or three. #FranzieKitty #AllKittiesAreTreasures

In this episode, @SassyHouseCat Tweets me to ask what my favorite cat breed and cocktail are. Follow me on Twitter to place your drink order!

You can watch the full episode here:

Ep 5-2 Rye Tai, Whiskey Drink Demo, Kitties & Antics

Watch a short demo of the drink here:

Ep 5-1 Rye Tai, Whiskey Drink Demo

Or read the below post of the featured cocktail.

Enjoy this fruity yet dry, mouth-watering variation on the classic Mai Tai with Rye Whiskey! 

Rye Tai

Rye Tai
2 oz Mango-infused Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
.5 oz Ferrand Dry Curaçao
.75 oz Fresh squeezed Lime
.25 oz Orgeat (Almond Syrup) by Liquid Alchemist
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Shake & Strain over fresh ice into Specialty Glass. Cap with Crushed ice – Mint Sprig, Lime Wheel & Freshly Grated Cinnamon

More detailed instructions:

Add ice last, after building all ingredients in your mixing tin. Next, cap your shaker and shake vigorously for a slow count of ten. Strain beverage over fresh ice into short glass. If you have crushed ice, add a cap of crushed ice as shown in the photo.

Garnish with aromatic elements of Mint, Lime and Cinnamon.

Preparation for Mango-infused Whiskey:

Place approx. ¾ cup fresh cut mango into 750 ml Knob Creek Rye (for a slightly sweeter profile, you can substitute Maker’s Mark Bourbon.) Let the fruit infuse into the spirit for at least 4 hours and no longer than 24 hours. Harvest by fine straining solids from spirit. If product is too intense, cut with pure spirit. If too light, add one cut mango and repeat process. As with all infusions, final product must be managed by taste as live ingredients vary.

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