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Pelican

Pelican

Pelican

November 3, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Pelican (Charles Schumann, 1986)

Dash of lemon juice
Dash of grenadine
1/4 oz. lime syrup
3 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice

Shake well with ice in a shaker. Strain into a large highball glass over ice.

I’m kind of digging these nonalcoholic drinks after a couple of “real” ones. Problem is, there’s not always much to say about them. This drink is a nice, refreshing citrus-ade.

Gewēne! (Old English)

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Nonalcoholic

 

Lemonade Golden

Lemonade Golden

Lemonade Golden

October 20, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Lemonade Golden

1 1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 egg yolk
Sugar syrup (or sugar)
Soda

Shake first three ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a large highball glass over ice and fill with soda.

Lovely and smooth with good body and sweet/tart balance. I’m not sure what the social application of this cocktail would be (the yolk is odd), but it’s a nice drink nonetheless. Ryan tasted it and pronounced it “liquid lemon meringue”.

乾杯 (kanpai) – lit. “dry glass” (Japanese)

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Nonalcoholic

 

Pussy Foot

Pussy Foot

Pussy Foot

September 29, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Pussy Foot

1/2 oz. lemon juice
Dash of grenadine
1 3/4 oz. orange juice
1 3/4 oz. grapefruit juice
Stemmed cherry

Shake well with ice in a shaker. Strain into a small highball glass with ice and garnish with the cherry.

Quoting directly from my notes: “Tasty! Needs tequila.”  That pretty much sums it up.

Impilo! (Xhosa)

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Nonalcoholic

 

Jogging Flip

Jogging Flip

Jogging Flip

September 22, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Jogging Flip

Various juices (lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.)
1 egg yolk
Dashes of grenadine

Shake well with ice in a shaker. Strain into a large highball glass over crushed ice.

Yep… you read right… no booze in this. The pickings from the book are getting pretty slim (we’re up to 350), so it looks like I’ll have to resort to some of the nonalcoholic entries.

Given that none of the juices are sweetened, this comes off as rather tart. The egg yolk has nice richness that cuts some of the acidity, but the whole thing could use a couple dashes of sugar syrup.

Уæ дæ цæрæнбоны тыххæй! (Uæ dæ cærænbony tyxxæj!) (Ossetian)

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2017 in Nonalcoholic

 

Bitters Highball

Bitters Highball

Bitters Highball

January 29, 2015 – The Republic Steakhouse

Bitters Highball 

Dashes of Angostura bitters (or orange bitters)
Ginger ale
Lemon peel

Sprinkle dashes of bitters over ice cubes in a collins glass. Fill with ginger ale, add lemon peel, and stir.

There are several nonalcoholic drinks listed in The American Bar. I wasn’t feeling particularly “boozy” this night, so I took a chance on one. I am so glad I did!. Angostura bitters is heavy on the warm spices: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. When combined with ginger ale (or ginger beer with a splash of soda, as they do at The Republic), what you get is a really lovely tasting drink that reminds one of the Christmas season. It’s refreshing and definitely not boring. I ended up ordering two.

Bon pro! (Friulian)

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2015 in Nonalcoholic