Hello! It's been quite a while since I've updated this blog. I thought it (and I) needed some time off in the summer. And since summer seems to last longer than ever now, that's extended to today.
Recipe recommendation--Happy New Year edition!
Dated: January 1 2021
Happy New Year! It's 2021! Changing the calendar to a new year shouldn't feel this good, but let's face it...2020 was a lot.
Today, in celebration of the new year and the need to toast things, we're heading back to cocktail recipes. This is a classic that my wife and I only just discovered, The Chancellor. This version comes from America's Test Kitchen's How to Cocktail book (which Karen received from Santa this year....) and it's delicious. Make one, raise your glass to 2021, and enjoy!
2 ounces Scotch (or bourbon...we used bourbon...it was fine)
1 ounce tawny port
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1 tsp simple syrup
a dash or three of orange bitters
Mix all the ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir, the pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!
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Recipe recommendations return! It's been a busy few weeks and something had to give...so it was the blog (sorry 2 loyal readers!). But we're back today with a really delicious and pretty easy