Friday, 12 September 2014

The Gotham Justice cocktail

Take the Batman cocktail and do it the (alcoholic) justice it deserves. With a little hint to the Atomic Cat cocktail. That is the reason I'm calling it Gotham Justice. If it existed before me, please enlighten me in the comments.
  • Fill the Collins glass half-way with ice. 
  • Pour one part Cointreau over it. 
  • Add three parts orange juice (OJ).
  • A dash of blood orange juice is perfectly applicable. Grenadine is even more applicable, but just punch it over, like if Batman punched a villain and a little drop of blood spilled into the drink (evil grin goes here).
  • Fill up with tonic
  • You may float a maraschino cherry or two in it.
Gotham Justice - a free adaptation of Batman and Atomic Cat cocktails
with the righteous addition of the might of Cointreau.

Justice have been served.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Monday Morning shot

A single shot for the early, dreaded Monday ... and it must be involved with coffee. No. It must revolve entirely around coffee. Especially on Monday. Right?

Is it doable? Partially.
  • Get a shot glass.
  • Put 1/4 part (1/4 liquid ounce or around 7 ml) coffee liqueur in it.
  • Layer 1/4 part of triple sec on top.
  • Here comes the tricky part - (try to) layer one shot of espresso on top.

Some remarks:
  • Any triple sec would do, but Cointreau is the best option for me - makes a consistent layer, and except beauty adds very rich aroma and a little bite to the taste.
  • The coffee machines are usually calibrated to produce one and a half liquid ounce (around 45 ml). It might be used all, or it might be reduced to an ounce - a completely personal preference.
  • The last step didn't work out for me. And the coffee broke my perfectly fitted layers into a common delicious mix - yet delicious, but still a mix. I blame it to the coffee's higher temperature, but I might be wrong. I'm not sure if it's even possible to add coffee to an alcoholic shot as a distinct layer. May be I'll make another try with espresso tempered at the level of the liqueurs.
No pictures here available, because  I don't feel the visual disappointment have to be depicted. There is a pleasure of course, but it's entirely at the side of the tongue.

One last thing - it cools down pretty fast, so sipping it is not necessary. More over it seems to taste better taken as a shot, than taken sip by sip. And if you prefer to drink your coffee hot, just pour some drops of triple sec to the fresh espresso. In the case of Cointreau, you might want to stick your nose above the cup, and breathe it all.