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Drink of the Day: Tango Cocktail - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Tango Cocktail

July 14, 2015 | By |

A great Tuesday to one and all!  I think I may have found a cocktail for all you gin lovers out there to enjoy.  If you like the back notes of this spirit, and want to get the overall flavor of what you are imbibing, this is one that you may want to try.

There are no hidden secrets here with this mixed beverage.  No fruit juices to hide the liquor.  Yes, maybe a little citrus to help in rounding out the flavors of this cocktail.  However, this is a drink for the true novice; one who enjoys a nice sipper for the cocktail hour.  For those who are used to drinking juice filled cocktails, this may be one you may want to be adventurous on, since the combination gives you a soothing finished product without the liquor “bite” that a true martini has to offer, yet also gives you the punch you are looking for when enjoying the aforementioned.

Yes, a true cocktail that will satisfy every craving.  In my opinion, there is no other way to enjoy a mixed drink.  Enjoy all the ingredients and savor in how each compliment one another with each passing sip.  Your tastebuds will thank you as they dance and enjoy the many layers of flavor this cocktail has to offer.

Hope your day is filled with good moments and even better memories.  Cheers!


Tango Cocktailtango 1

1 1/2 oz. Gin

1/2 oz. Triple Sec

1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth

1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth

1/2 oz. Orange Juice


Method:  Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.  Cap and shake well.  Strain into a nicely chilled cocktail glass.  Take a rind of orange and twist it over the cocktail, then rub the twist gently on the rim of the glass before dropping it in.


This Day in History:

1789 – The storming and destruction of the Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

1881 – Outlaw Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.

1933 – Germany outlawed all political parties except the Nazi party.

1946 – Dr. Spock’s book, “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care”, was published.


Notable Birthday:

Famed folk singer, Woody Guthrie was born on this date in 1912.

Notable Quote:

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”  –  Vince Lombardi





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