Gin

Saturday Summer Sipping.

As the temperatures go up, the need for a lighter refreshing summer cocktail is in full swing. I’m not a gin guy, but lately I’ve been drinking French 75’s made with Tanqueray Malacca and all I can say is “Oh Hell Yes”. The cocktail, which dates to the end of the First World War, and is named for the famed French 75mm canon, meets all my needs. The recipe I am using is slightly different from the traditional with the addition os Grand Marnier, which adds a nice additional aromatic to the overall flavor pallet of the drink. The recipe is below. Enjoy.

2 ounces Tanqueray Malacca gin
1¼ ounces Grand Marnier 150
1½ ounces lemon
2½ ounces Champagne
Lemon twist

Shake gin, Grand Marnier, and lemon over ice in a cocktail shaker, then strain into a martini glass. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist. Makes two.

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So This is What I’m Drinking, hic…

I am a man who has been known to partake in an adult beverage or two, and I have to say I am a big fan of a refreshing cold libation. I think it is this steeped experience with alcoholic beverages that drew me to these images of various alcohols, and mixed drinks.

These images are made by crystallizing the liquid on a lab slide, then magnifying them up to 1000 times under a high power laboratory microscope. The photograph is made after the light passing through the glass slide is polarized. This polarization of the light creates the fantastic color spectrums seen in the image.

The images shown here are available via BevShots MicroArt. The prints run $19.99 and would be perfect for any psychedelic bar, or rec-room.

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