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Income Tax Cocktail

It will not take many
of these cocktails
to help you forget
that today


1 1/2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
juice of 1/4 orange
2 dashes bitters

Posted by Baronessonthego 10:30 Archived in USA Tagged cocktail bitters hour taxes vermouth gin Comments (0)

Hanky Panky

I can not think of a time when a little Hanky Panky can not bring a smile to my face! A truly interesting addition to gin and the Baron's homemade sweet vermouth is the curious Frenet Branca.


The odd liqueur is all the rage with bartenders and mixologists. An Italian Aperitif Digestif, solo it has been claimed to resemble a marriage between black licorice and Listerine. Once the Ferenet Branca mixes with gin and vermouth vermouth however, the Hanky Panky begins!


1 1/2 oz. gin
1 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Frenet Branca

Shake with ice and serve up with an orange peel garnish

Posted by Baronessonthego 06:22 Archived in USA Tagged sweet branca cocktail hour ferenet vermouth hanky panky Comments (0)

Ash Blonde

looking for delicious malaria treatment?

The trick to a successful cocktail hour is the right cocktail.
Best to go for something light and refreshing.

Lillet is a new discovery of ours and a cocktail hour favorite ingredient. It is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle with the addition of citrus liqueurs including those made of Moroccan sweet orange peels and peels of bitter green oranges from Haiti.

Lillet also contains liqueur of Chinchona bark which contains quinine- so an additional benefit is that it can be used to treat malaria!


3 oz. Lillet Blanc
1 oz. Cointreau
Dash of Sweet vermouth

Shake and serve up or over crushed ice.

Posted by Baronessonthego 12:32 Archived in USA Tagged ash malaria blonde cocktail hour lillet Comments (0)

Honey, I'm home

changing times


The key clicks in the ignition and the roar of the engine subsides. As the door slams shut, the chilled drink is being poured into the appropriate glassware. Hat and coat are routinely tossed onto the rack with ease as the cocktail glides out on its shiny tray. The first sip at cocktail hour is when the work day begins to disappear and the mind is free to imagine, dream and create.

A proper cocktail is the pathway to new ideas. The combination of flavors provokes the mind to leave the ordinary behind.

Forgotten cocktail hour is about discovering new combinations of flavor, and interesting ways of presentation.

It is all about the presentation.

Posted by Baronessonthego 04:50 Archived in USA Tagged drink dream imagine cocktail hour create Comments (0)

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