Friday, January 17, 2014

Cocktail du jour: Shane's Whiskers

Halfway through my self imposed detox and I bet you're wondering how it's going. I've only had one glass of wine and that was to celebrate Little C&Gs birthday so it doesn't count. It may have been his big day, but I'm the one who did all the hard work nine years ago so I decided I deserved a brief reprieve. Plus I consider it bad luck to raise a toast with an empty or non-alcoholic beverage in your glass. We can't have that going into 2014, now can we?

Mr. C&Gs latest cocktail is a Boston twist on the classic gin favorite Satan's Whiskers. It calls for orange juice, which we were fresh out of, but we always have a stash of little cans of pineapple. With the tropical substitution we needed a new name, and something that would work with "whiskers". One of the boys suggested "The Flyin' Hawaiian" to honor our favorite World Champion Red Sox and outfielder Shane Victorino. He was pretty whiskery towards the end of the series, and he's from Hawaii, so Shane's Whiskers it is.

Shane's Whiskers
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz pineapple juice
dash of orange bitters

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake and strain into a martini glass
Cheers to Red Sox opening day on April 4th

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