Drink of the Day: Baja Blues

April 12, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

I had the honor and privilege of coming up with the first signature cocktails for what has become one of my favorite hang-outs in Akron, Ohio: Jilly’s Music Room.  The cocktail that I am sharing with you today is one that is still on the menu.  The recipe has changed somewhat, as many other cocktails have.  But, since I am the one responsible with the original recipe, that will be the one I’ll be sharing with you today.

If you are ever in my part of the world, I highly recommend this place to visit.  Always live entertainment, of course fine drinks, and some of the best gluten-free tapas in North America!  Most of the bands that Jill employs are up and coming original music groups that entrench many genres.  I enjoy hearing the artistic sounds of originality and look forward to hearing someone and something I have never heard of before every time I set foot there.  Plus, on occasion, you may see me behind the bar from time to time.

An enjoyable, festive libation that fits the season well.  Tropical, yet warming, this cocktail will have you singing your own tune in no time.  Just remember, timing is everything.  Be safe and play responsibly!  Cheers!

 

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1 1/2 oz. Gold Tequila

1/2 oz. Blue Curacao

3/4 oz. Cointreau

Juice of one Lime

Juice of one Lemon

1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice

 

Method:  Build this in a mixing glass filled with ice.  Cap and shake well.  Set the mixture to the side.  Take a hurricane glass and rim it with a lemon or lime wedge to whetten.  Dip the rim into a saucer of Kosher Salt.  Fill glass with ice.  Strain mixture into the rimmed hurricane glass.  Garnish with a lemon/cherry/lime flag.

 

This Day in History:

1861 – The Civil War began when Fort Sumter was attacked.

1961 – Soviet Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth in space.

1981 – The first space shuttle, Columbia, made its first test flight.

1983 – Harold Washington became Chicago’s first African-American mayor.

 

Notable Birthday:

Talk show host David Letterman was born on this date in 1947.

Notable Quote:

“NASA’s Mars Lander has found traces of ice and salt on Mars.  Right now it’s searching for tequila.”  –  David Letterman

 

 

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