There are those people who, when they say to you “hey, this one thing I randomly came across is pretty great, you should check it out”, you are 100% confident that checking that thing out will lead to insights, new infatuations and with luck – cultivation of your own imagination.
Experiments in Lion’s Tail variants have consumed much of my cocktail focus for the past week or so, and I’ve got a couple more styles I want to share. Before I get into more specifics of the drinks, I want to make quick note of modern drinking’s Colonial past, and maybe find a way to wind some of the conversations around the more indigenous roots of both the spirits and cocktails.
Classic cocktails are classic for a reason – they work, and they stay relevant even when tastes and trends change. But, as someone who likes to stick my thumb in the eye of convention (even when I should clearly know better), I find that classics are ripe for riffing.