Tuesday, September 25, 2012
'cause everybody knows Cleopatra was a booze hound. The Cleopatra is delightful summer cocktail for the Vodka Martini drinker. It is a stiff cocktail, not for the faint at heart. It is flavorful but not too sweet. Ideal for someone that wants to taste more than just booze but also really, really, likes the taste of booze. Pictured here are the Doctor Who (green), the Purple Long Island Iced Tea, the Gummy Bear Martini (red), the White Chocolate Martini, and in center is the little Cleopatra.
Had a customer once ask, "I've had the blue long island, can you make it any other colors?" "I can make it any color you want," I replied. "okay! make me a purple one."
I've been to a couple of chain restaurants who've attempted this drink, but none of them really taste right. Mine is the best. I think if you are going to name something a lemonade it should taste like lemonade. That's why my gummy bear and swedish fish cocktails taste like the candies they are named for. Same goes for the white chocolate martini. This cocktail is creamy and sweet. And its fans are extremely loyal. I've had customers that only come to drink it. And they were willing to brave some very annoying nights at the Cubbyhole to get it.
De Lish US!!! My friend Kurt was the inspiration for this cocktail as he created and brought a very similar recipe to a picnic. I altered it a bit but paying homage to him it is named for him. First and foremost, this is a lemonade; made fresh and delicious. The recipe is in two parts, because this can be made virgin and still end up being delightful. Most bar tenders would simply add vodka to the lemonade to spike it, which is okay, but it isn't a Kurticus. And the Kurticus is MUCH better.
The Gummy Bear tastes like a Gummy Bear. I used to just put a gummy bear in all random shots. The squeals of joy from people when they discover something from their childhood hiding in their drinks always make for a fun drinking experience. It was inevitable that I would create a drink around the gummy bear. The gummies also soak up some alcohol and expand, so they are especially tasty at the end of the drink.
The Sea Mystery is a savory cocktail of complex flavors. It spirit is cognac or brandy. I prefer Corvoisier. This recipe hides cognac's kick and creates a smooth ride. It almost tastes like red sangria, but is not made with wine.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A little disclaimer: THESE ARE MY FUCKING DRINKS, BITCHES!!! GOT IT? DON'T FUCKING STEAL THEM. I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU OR SUE YOU, WHATEVER ENDS UP FEELING BETTER. I HAVE WORKED HARD ON THESE RECIPES AND DEDICATED MANY YEARS TO BECOME A GREAT BAR TENDER, I DON'T NEED THE AGGRAVATION OF HAVING TO DEAL WITH SOME PETTY, UNCREATIVE ASSHOLE THAT WANT TO STEAL MY SHIT. ALSO... THESE DRINKS ARE PROTECTED UNDER KRAMER-GLENDALE LLC. I PUT THESE DRINKS HERE SO THAT IT IS CLEAR WHO THEY BELONG TO. Anyone who would like to recreate them for their friends or even a bar, I expect to be recognized. Give Credit to where credit is due. Also, I have them here, as a first stop on my long journey to opening my own bar.
Monday, September 3, 2012
So it is time to upload an assload of pictures. I have not updated, because frankly, doing so and coming here is too depressing. A jolting reminder of my loss. I have taken a few photos since December 2010, some I like enough to share, so here they are: