We have made it through another week. Now it is time to kick it up a notch and actually enjoy some of those cocktails I’ve been introducing through the week. Here is another springtime-type cocktail that you will enjoy.
Yes, I know, it is still winter. But, I am not buying into it. Actually, it really doesn’t matter when you can enjoy certain cocktails. The nice thing about being of drinking age is that we get to make that choice. Plus, we really only have about two more months of the cold, then it will be back to the temperatures I enjoy. Also, there are many of you fortunate souls that really don’t get a winter anyway.
This cocktail is very close to the one I introduced yesterday, but is made with whiskey instead of tequila. A nice refresher, using a couple juices and triple sec to tone down the whiskey bite, bringing out some of the back flavor of the spirit, which tends to go quite nicely with the fruit juices, by the way. Myself, I tend to like the kick of the whiskey when I am drinking it on the rocks. However, it is kind of nice every once in a while to tone it down.
Be happy that we have the choice what we can imbibe. Because on this date in 1920, the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution took effect, where it was now illegal to buy or consume alcohol. Let’s be happy we didn’t have to live through those dark days. Be sure to lift your glass to freedom of choice, something that seemed to be forgotten in those years.
1 1/2 oz. Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 Splash Grenadine
Method: Build this in a highball glass with ice by first pouring in the first two ingredients to measure. Pour in the juices, being sure to use two times the amount of pineapple juice to orange juice, leaving some room for the grenadine. Add the grenadine. Stir and serve. Optional: A quarter-wheel of orange on the rim of the glass for garnish.
This Day in History:
1547 – Ivan the Terrible was crowned the first czar of Russia.
1883 – The US Civil Service Commission was established.
1920 – A year after the 18th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, Prohibition began.
1991 – Operation Dessert Storm was announced by the White House.
Entertainer Ethel Merman was born on this date in 1909.
“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton
Category: Drink of the Day