Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | August 28, 2009

Quick Hits

A few quick hits today…

On Wednesday at Bourbon in Adams Morgan, Owen Thompson hosted an event with Bombay Sapphire. I got there a bit late, but while I was around there were free Bombay Sapphire-based Tom Collins. It’s really a great cocktail, perfect for the summer and entirely underrated. Oddly it’s one that most people are familiar with courtesy of the ubiquitous Collins Mix you can find in most supermarkets. Naturally the real thing, made with fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, is light-years better than anything from a powder or bottled mix.

Sapphire Collins
1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup (1:1)
Club soda

Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to Collins glass. Fill with ice and stir. Top with club soda and a lemon wedge.

Trader Tiki reviews The Scarlet Ibis Rum, one of my favorite rums for cocktails. It was initially bottled for Death & Company and is a prominent ingredient on their menu. The review is definitely a good one that captures the depth and complexity of this rum.

I don’t think much of flavored vodkas and I certainly don’t do a lot with vodka in cocktails. But this ad campaign from Three Olives Vodka is pretty creative.

More ads can be viewed here and here.

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