Oldies But Goodies - Cocktails and Bubbly

Rye & Ginger short and stiff
Drink from 4-7pm during news hour
2.5 ounce rye whiskey
4 ounce Diet (!) Ginger Ale
Add ice and rye to a rock glass top with Ginger Ale
Conversation topic over rye: Crown Royal was created in 1939 to commemorate the visit of the Queen Mum to Canada - thanks Mum!
Old Fashioned
2 0unce rye
1 sugar cube
dash of bitters
1 slice lemon
1 slice orange
1 cherry
Combine the sugar, bitters and 1 tsp water in a Carlo Moretti Ottagonale gold rimmed whiskey glass. Muddle well, add rye and stir. Add a twist of lemon peel and ice cubes. Add slices of orange and lemon and top with the cherry. Serve with a swizzle stick.
Always a fun beverage to get you started. Goes well with everything, particularly, Panago Primo Vegetarian Cracker Crust Pizza.

Jackson Triggs 2006 Proprietor's Chardonnay - again. Not as good as last week. Kind of tasted like Gala Keg (wine in a box) this week.
Speaking of wine. What are your thoughts on those stemless glasses from Reidel? I'm not sold on them. Just too many fingerprints all over the glass and I like to swirl. I prefer to use vintage colored glass goblets like the one to the left.

Sweet Charlotte (Gramercy Park Jade Bar, NYC)
2 1/2 ounce bourbon
fresh muddled ginger
1 cube sugar
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
Shake with ice and strain over an iced rock glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

Grower's Extra Dry Apple Cider - excellent all year round!
Serve with a lime wedge in a pottery beer stein like this one from White Horse Pottery .
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