Friday, August 1, 2014

Cocktail: The Rear Admiral


The Rebooted Rear Admiral
Edit (8/28/2014): Okay, I liked this version, but I did the same thing with some fennel syrup I made yesterday and HUZZAH! So, the cocktail formerly known as the Rear Admiral Reboot will now be The Sub-Commander and the Rear Admiral Re-Reboot will be the following:

The Rear Admiral (Re-Rebooted):

2 oz añejo tequila
1 oz fennel syrup*
3 large muddled chocolate mint leaves

A thousand years ago some friends and I came up with a bourbon cocktail that I had dubbed The Rear Admiral. I'd thought that the name sounded like a funny monicker for a drink, what with the rear *snicker* and all. Whatever that drink may have been is lost in the mists of drunk. In the spirit of the way Hollyweird continues to ruin cinema, here's a rebooted reimagining of that *hiccup* *burp* cocktail.

The Rear Admiral:

2 oz añejo tequila
1 oz Torani Brand Amer
3 large muddled mint leaves (I used either chocolate mint leaves or apple mint)

Carefully muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add ice, tequila, and amer. Stir to combine and pour into a chilled martini glass. Get fabulously drunk, responsibly.


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* Coarsely grind fennel seeds and bring them to a boil in a saucepan with one cup of water. Allow to cool for 20 minutes and then add one cup of sugar and mix until sugar is dissolved.