food & drink

“Argentina in Alcohol” - GINEBRA
3rd of a new series in progress - classic Argentine spirits, with a twist!

Food Styling: Anna Keville Joyce | AKJ Foodstyling​
Photography: Magalí Polverino | Magali Polverino Fotografía​

May 13 - The Final 25 - #10 - Old Town …

We’re down to the final ten drinks of DrinkShouts’s existence. I saved most of my favorites (of my personal creations) for the top ten, so I hope you all enjoy these last few drinks!

I came up with this drink a little over a year ago, and haven’t been back to it since. It’s a very basic spin-off of the Sazerac, but with a bit more of an herbal kick thanks to the larger portion of Galliano compared to the traditional pastis rinse. I really like to go heavy on the bitters here – in fact, I used hearty dashes of two different types of creole bitters. They work so well with the spicy rye, and the sweet liqueur. This is really a delicious drink!

Combine all ingredients in a pint glass over ice and stir thoroughly. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with one ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.

May 28 - The Final 25 - #1 - Tatuaje …

Well, here we are at the final DrinkShouts post. I’m wrapping up this blog by featuring the same drink that I made for the very first entry. Back then it was called “Untitled Tequila Cocktail” but I’ve since rechristened it the Tatuaje. Loosely inspired by a drink I had at Bar Le Forum in Paris, the 23 Jump Street, it’s a delicious combination of tequila, vermouth, and Aperol, with a little mescal for smoke, coffee bitters for depth, and a grapefruit twist for aromatics. Don’t skip the twist! Believe it or not, it really changes the character of the drink compared to an orange twist or a maraschino cherry.

Since this is the last DrinkShouts post, I wanted to thank you all again for reading, liking, reblogging, and retweeting over the past couple of years. This has been a tremendous learning experience for me – I’m a better cocktail mixer, a better cocktail creator, and a vastly better photographer than I was when I started. In particular I want to thank a few long-time readers who’ve always been supportive. In no particular order, thanks: justcocktails, thebartenderbob, 100proof, smbitters, some-random-musings, bearlysober, and Eric Hanao. If you were a frequent liker/reblogger, and I missed you, please accept my sincere apologies!

This site will remain here on tumblr as a resource for people looking for drink ideas (in fact, here’s a link to the entire DrinkShouts archive). I will also still be writing my cocktail articles at Primer Magazine, and will be linking those on my personal twitter (where I’ll also continue to talk about cocktails from time to time).

OK, here’s the recipe. Thanks again everyone, it’s been a blast!

Combine all ingredients in a pint glass over ice and stir thoroughly. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.