Saturday, 18 December 2010

A Tale Of Cocktails #2

Champagne Cocktail
4 1/2 oz champagne
1/2 oz brandy
Dash bitters
1 sugar cube
Cherry garnish
Taste: 4
Look: 6
Cost: 7
Name: 3
Prep: 7
Alcohol: 5
Overall: 5.3
General Comments: Hmm.  Not exactly the most interesting name, is it?  Hardly an auspicious start.  The only reason it got so high a score as 3 in that category is in the knowledge that stupefying dullness if preferable to active bullshit (in certain cases, at least).  Not exactly much to look at, either; though the red cherry is a nice touch.

Beyond that, this is a difficult cocktail to judge, because it's pretty dry, and I don't like my booze dry.  It's like asking a fish to list his top ten iPhone apps. Nor does the bitters help - I'm not much for ginger as a taste (though as a hair colour...) On the other hand, the sugar cube gradually dissolving at the bottom makes each taste sweeter than the last, which is good fun.  I suppose if I wanted to wait, I could have the whole thing at that level of sweetness,which might help.  Certainly, the glace cherry works exceptionally well in combination with the cocktail.

P.S. Apologies for the lack of a photo.  My camera has been stolen by leopards.  Rest assured that a crack team of old English sheepdogs and bearded collies are being assembled even now to bring the miscreants to justice.

UPDATE: Camera regained with minimal casualties.  Though someone will have to tell little Jimmy that Sir Barksalot won't be home for Christmas...

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