Cocktails and Conviviality

Check out this great video from Pernod Absinthe, in which Joaquin Simo (of Death and CO.) waxes poetic about Absinthe, cocktails, and showing his guests a good time.

February Scotchtails

Wow—does February go by quickly or what!? One day you’re planning a Valentine’s Day celebration and the next thing you know the month is over. Well, as we enter its last full week, let’s drink to the shortest month of the year (and only 4 more weeks of winter) with a few Scotchtails, shall we?

February Cocktail: This cocktail’s bitterness reminds me of myself this time of year…

1 ¾ oz. Chivas Regal 12 yo

1/8 oz. Benedictine

1/8 oz. Lillet Rouge

Dash Angostura Bitters

Dash Orange Bitters

Shake these ingredients over ice and fine strain them into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a blood orange peel.

Chivas Pure: Sometimes simple is just better…

1 ½ oz. Chivas Regal 12 yo

Fresh Fruit (take your pick—berries, apples, or grapes)

Stir whisky over ice in a rocks glass and add seasonal fruit. It’s that easy.

Chivas Cobbler: For those of us pining for pineapple…

1 ½ oz. Chivas Regal 12 yo

1 tbsp. chopped pineapple

1 oz. Orange Juice

¼ oz. Lemon Juice

1 tbsp. Vanilla Sugar

Muddle pineapple and vanilla sugar in a highball glass. Add the remaining ingredients an dstir with ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and pretend you’re in the tropics!