Thursday, September 05, 2013

Libation for the Week

I’ve been reading “The Thin Man,” by Dashiell Hammett, so I am now craving a 1920’s cocktail.  So this week we will be sampling the:

Red Death


  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1 ounce of triple sec
  • 1 ounce of amaretto
  • 1 once southern comfort
  • 1 ounce of sloe gin
  • 1 ounce of orange juice
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry as garnish


Pour the ingredients into your elegant shaker.  Shake, shake shake: shake, shake shake.  Add ice into a very tall glass.   Pour the concoction into your handsome glass.  Add your lucky cherry on top.  Drink heartily while pondering the eternal verities.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Ohmigod. After drinking considerably more alcoholic libations with our friends since last Friday than I would ordinarily consume in a couple months, I think I'll pass on this recipe and stick with tea for the foreseeable future.

Laoch of Chicago said...

susan, tea is always a fine choice.

Remembering Grace said...


I haven't had a drink in years, but I love your libation posts... living vicariously, I guess! :)

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Sounds nice, but perhaps a waste of sloe gin, especially if it's home made.

Laoch of Chicago said...

michelle, it is nice at times to live vicariously. That's one of the reasons I have always loved reading.

tsb, my Irish ancestors nod approvingly at the idea of making your own sloe gin.

susie said...

Shake your booty. (You started it.)