Friday, March 25, 2011
Bar Aid - Lets spin that wheel! #55
So Friday is now Mid Century drink day! Yeah! Put it on your calendar. All the recipes will come from my super cool Bar Aid. There are a total of 80 drink recipes, so to make the selection random I have a printed out each number on a slip of paper and put them in a jar. Every week, one will be drawn and made, which kinda makes this like an eight ball, but with alcohol. Sweet! Today's number is....55! A Millionaire # 1 (can I have two of these? the Millionaire not the drink)
RECIPE: 2/3 Dry Gin, 1/3 Pernod, 1 Egg White, 1 dash Anisette, Shake well with ice and strain into glass.
Seems easy enough…on a side note, don’t get weirded out by the egg white guys, it makes your drink a little frothy. It is a good thing I swear.
I didn’t have Pernod or Anisette on hand, so I made a quick trip to the local liquor store. There I learned that Pernod is actually pronounced Per-no, being French and all. (I was seriously asking for Per-nod, I must have sounded totally green! Ha) Also, per the all-knowing wikipedia, Sambuca can be substituted for Anisette. (they didn't have any)
Now that I have all the ingredients…Let make that drink (said in my “Let’s make a deal” voice)
With a little pouring, cracking, and shaking....Voila!
Down the hatch!
VERDICT: Good, but only if you like licorice and I do. Tastes rather like a black jelly bean in liquid form.