Tag Archives: allspice

Lion’s Tail

We finally bought a few limes today (89¢ each thanks to the <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/26/lime-mexico-high-prices/6914737/"lime shortage, which, according to Rosy is exacerbated by drug cartel warfare) so could make some more proper citrus drinks. We had one of these at Range yesterday and figured with such simple ingredients and its place on the Classics side of the menu we could make one at home. Here’s the slight variation of this recipe that we made. It was delicious, but highlighted the need for us to buy some gomme, or maybe make some ourselves.

2 oz Eagle Rare bourbon
½ oz allspice dram
½ oz fresh lime juice
splash agave nectar
dash Angostura bitters

shaken and served up

Hannah’s Betrayal

a.k.a “Hannah’s Sorrow” or “Hannah’s Woe,” Rosy named this after Mia Farrow’s character in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. Why? It has at least one scene set in Central Park in the fall and I thought the name had to evoke Manhattan in the autumn.

2 oz bourbon (e.g. 1½ oz Rendezvous, ½ oz Four Roses)
½ oz allspice dram
splash Gran Classico
splash Carpano Antica

stir over ice, strain over a big rock

Maitiki

Getting a bottle of allspice dram was exciting. What could we do with it? We don’t have anything like a full bar so it’s hard to just look up “tiki drink” and be able to make what you find. There’s a lot of interpretation and experimentation.

The name is atrocious but the drink delicious. I welcome suggestions for a better name, since this one is just a stupid pun on “my tiki drink” and “mai-tai” though it has nothing to do with a mai-tai.

2 oz Mt Gay Rum
¾ oz allspice dram
¼ oz Carpano Antica
⅛ oz agave nectar
½ Meyer lemon

Combine (squeeze and include lemon) in shaker. Serve over crushed ice.