Friday, November 25, 2005

Rusty Nail and Between the Sheets

Ah, the holidays have begun! I broke down and bought a carton of eggnog while shopping for Thanksgiving dinner groceries. It, plus a healthy amount of brandy, was an excellent cooking companion.

I also picked up some Johnnie Walker in order to make a Rusty Nail. Which is, simply, a shot of scotch and a shot of Drambuie. On ice. As Margaret Berry put it, it's for when "I like a little scotch with my scotch".

I still find the first few sips of anything from the whiskey family makes me wheeze and say "Hoo-hah!" in a Scent of a Woman manner. But the sweetness is nice. I still think it needs lemon, though.

But tonight, I've gotten a good portion of the Christmas decorations up, and I feel I could use a reward. So I decided to mix up a Between the Sheets. I couldn't resist, as brandy, rum, and Cointreau are all favorites of mine.

Between the Sheets
1 oz light rum (Bacardi)
1 oz brandy (Raynal VSOP)
1 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz lemon juice
Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Citrusy and strong. Good stuff.


Blogger Anskov said...


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