Last weekend was all Party, and we’re coming up on the Long 4th of July Weekend, which means more of the same.
Last weekend was fun, as I got to break out into new avenues in Mixology.
For Friday, I mixed up the following:
- Pre-Mixed Gallon of Margaritas (Courtesy of Jeffrey Morgenthaler)
- This has become a staple at parties, the gallon of mix takes about two hours to make (with hand squeezing, much less with electric) and you just pour the mix over ice. Fortunately, I’ve taught others of the Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com Brood how to make them.
- I’ve never had these before, and even though it was my first time making them, they were quite popular (I almost ran out of limes). Here, I also used Mr. Morgenthaler’s method. Though, I found the girls wanted them a bit sweeter than the recipe suggested, so I doubled the amount of sugar when a girl ordered them. (1.5 oz of simple syrup instead of the recommended .75 oz.)
I was informed these Mojitos were quite good. (There are two kinds of mojitos in the world, really good, and really bad. I’m just glad mine were not in the latter category.)
- I made a few of these on Friday night, but Saturday they were quite popular (Probably because I was drinking them myself and other peoples wanted them too). But I got a good ratio between the Lemon Juice, and Orange Liqueur.
- I only made a few of these on Friday, but again, they were well received. It seems my Mixology Experiments are paying off.
- Oh, and I made a couple of Rusty Nails
All in all, the drinks were well received. I think everyone appreciates my efforts to stay away from the mixes, and sticking to real ingredients. As I was muddling a mojito in the kitchen, on Friday, as 20 of my closest friends were crowded into the kitchen/living room/dining room of the Jeremy-Gilby-dot-Compound, one of my female friends pointed out:
- “You know that commercial with the bartender making mojitos, and the people dancing. That’s YOU!”
(Though, I was hardly muddling. It was more of a stirring the mint in the Simple Syrup. [Pulverizing the mint makes the drink quite bitter])
This weekend, I’m probably going to be making more of the same. I might pull out some new stuff, depending on what people are thirsty for.
Happy Independence Day!