Cocktails + Libations = Cocktations

If you are wondering what a cocktation is, yours is a valid question. Cocktation is in fact a made-up word that tumbled from my mouth one day when I was trying to say the word concoction. That nifty little neologism was the seed idea for this blog, and here we both are today.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dahil Sa Iyo

Dahil Sa Iyo is a classic Filipino love song. The translation is, "Because of you." This cocktail is meant to incorporate a variety of ingredients that are popular in the Philippines--coconut, rum, lime, and calamansi. My intention was to create a drink that is tropical but with a distinctly Asian, and specifically Filipino, flair. Supplies obtained at my favorite local liquor store, The Wine Merchant, and also Global Foods, provided the ingredients and inspiration for this drink.

1 oz Rhum J.M Agricole Blanc
1 oz Rhum J.M Agricole Gold
1/2 oz Calamansi juice
1/2 oz Orgeat syrup
3 oz coconut juice
3 lime leaves

Muddle two lime leaves in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add liquid ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass and garnish with one lime leaf and a short straw.  

Friday, February 10, 2012

What Do I Call This?

A variation on a Negroni with...(insert drum roll here)...

1 oz Bak's Bison Grass vodka
3 dashes bison grass bitters (homemade)
1 oz Imbue
1 oz Aperol
Stir over ice, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a swath of lemon peel.