Posted on April 11, 2014 by Gregory Nesbit
With April 15th (Tax Day) coming up fast. This week’s TGIF recipe will hopefully take the edge off just a little.
Cry Me a River
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. red vermouth
1/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Tabasco sauce
4 oz. spicey V8 juice
Ice a highball glass; combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously; strain into the chilled highball glass; dust with freshly ground pepper to taste, and garnish with a lemon wheel and thin slice of celery.
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Posted on March 21, 2014 by Gregory Nesbit
Since it’s now Spring (technically), I thought I’d share this recipe to celebrate this week’s TGIF post. Enjoy.
Sandeman Spring Sour
1.5 oz. Sandeman Founder’s Reserve Porto
3 raspberries (muddled)
1 oz. brandy
1.5 oz. iced chai tea
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
.25 oz. honey syrup*
*Honey syrup recipe: Combine 1 part honey with 1 part warm water and stir to combine.
Shake ingredients very well with ice and strain over fresh ice into rocks glass. Garnish with ground cinnamon and lemon wheel.
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Posted on March 14, 2014 by Gregory Nesbit
Another friday, another cocktail recipe. This is an exotic tropical version of a Sangria. Enjoy.
1/2 oz. Tanduay Gold rum
4 oz. Gekkeikan Haiku
3/4 oz. Lychee Syrup
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Pour ingredients into mixing glass.
Spindle-mix, then pour over ice.
Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda.
Garnish with fresh fruit (lychee, strawberries, pineapple, citrus).
For more great Tanduay Rum recipes and info go here.
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Posted on March 7, 2014 by Gregory Nesbit
I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a lot of cocktail recipes for clients in the studio and many are now sitting idle on hard drives collecting virtual dust, so I decided its a shame not to share, and want to start a Friday tradition of posting a recipe a week. Let me know what you think and hopefully I can inspire some of you to try one of these tasty libations?
“The French Pearl”
2 parts Plymouth Gin
¼ part Pernod Absinthe
¾ part fresh lime juice
¾ part simple syrup
1 mint sprig
Muddle mint with lime juice in a mixing glass. Add additional ingredients, and shake over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass using a fine mesh strainer.
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Posted on February 14, 2013 by Gregory Nesbit
In honor of Valentine’s Day, some of my favorite “sweet” shots…
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Posted on July 19, 2012 by Gregory Nesbit
Who knew July 19th was National Daiquiri Day? I didn’t until today, so unprepared to mix anything I thought I’d be lazy and post an article I shot the drinks for Santé Magazine, which first appeared in June 2009, written by Naren Young. The lead recipe and opening spread is a rather tasty strawberry daiquiri. It was one of my favorite articles back then, and was also when I first really got into shooting cocktails. And as for clean up—it did have its fringe benefits.
Click here for PDF of article
2 oz Barbancourt Reserve Speciale Rhum, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, 1/2 oz strawberry syrup (see the PDF), lime twist garnish
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Posted on April 11, 2012 by Gregory Nesbit
The Plum Trees (or Prunus mume) are in full bloom outside the studio once again, and I was feeling inspired to go shoot the blossoms this morning. They smell wonderful as well, and in years past the branches have been heavy with fruit—hoping for another good crop this year and may have to collaborate with a pastry chef and do a follow up post. Back in 2008 I was doing a studio shoot on Gin drinks for Santé Magazine and we decided to clip some of the blossoms for a pretty garnish and give the cocktails a little extra color. To check out some more pics (and order prints 😉 go here.
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