Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NaBloMoPo Day 3 - Airmail Cocktail

A couple of weeks ago, Mike e-mailed me at work to announce that a local coffee shop we had been to a couple of times recently remodeled itself and made it wayyy smaller.

To make room for...

A speakeasy hidden in the back.

We were pretty dern excited about it.  Because, well there aren't really any great bars here and we oh so do love cocktails so very much.

You have to make reservations over the phone to get in and they give you that night's password.  When you arrive at the coffee shop in time for your reservation, you pick up an old fashioned phone in the back and give whoever answers your password. Then the bookcase in the back of the coffee shop swings open and you can walk into the bar. The bar is really cool. It's all dim lighting, candles, period decorations, comfy chairs, and the cocktails are delicious.

My favorite cocktail so far has been the airmail. I'm not sure what recipe they use at our local speakeasy, but I found this one via Imbibe. Enjoy!

(photo via)

1 1/2 oz. aƱejo rum
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. honey syrup (1 part honey to 1 part water)
1 oz. prosecco
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer, eyedropper
Glass: coupe
Garnish: eyedropper of Angostura bitters, mint leaf

Combine rum, lime juice, syrup and ice in shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into glass and top with prosecco. Garnish by dragging mint leaf through bitters to create an attractive design, then laying mint leaf on top.
(recipe via)

NaBloPoMo November 2013


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