The Flighty Floridita Daiquiri was inspired by the by the signature drink of the Floridita Restaurant-Bar in Havana, Cuba. A tangy rum cocktail, slightly sweet, with a hint of flower and cherry, this drink has been a favorite for almost 75 yrs. Ernest Hemingway was so fond of it, he came up with his own version, as does Miss Flighty in this episode of COTF.
In this Miss Flighty reviews four key brands of aromatic cocktail bitters-Peychaud’s, Angostura, Fee Bros. Orange, and Regan’s Orange Bitters #6-and highlights the salient elements each one brings to our best loved drink recipes.
So what is muddling? Why do bartenders do it? Is it dangerous? Difficult? Why not use a blender instead? What are all these “weeds” doing floating in my drink? What makes a good muddler? Miss Flighty address these issues in this episode on Muddling.
Miss Flighty’s Rejuvenating Cucumber Spa Mix, her most versatile and beloved concoction for drinks. Perfect for mixing with gin, vodka, bourbon, or even as a refreshing non-alcoholic lemonade, this mixer-with its soothing green notes, spices, and herbs-is a getaway in a glass.
The Octavio Pause, a pun that is meant to pay made homage to Mexico’s legendary poet, philosopher, and author, Octavio Paz, is Miss Flighty’s effort to make a Mexican Mojito. Cilantro takes the place of the mint and the tall summer refresher has a bit of heat, lime, zesty tangerine, the rhubarb spice Italian bitter Aperol, and the award-winning 100% blue agave tequila Gran Centanario as the drinks driving force. With a festive feel of afternoons at a seaside Mexican village, the Octavio Pause is a tasty alternative to the Cuban Mojito.
The Brazilian spirit cachaca is the lifeblood of its people and the Caipirinha is the drink that made it one of the top selling spirits worldwide. The drink is a simple mixture of three ingredients: cachaca, lime, and sugar that somehow come together to create a flavor that is so irresistible that we suggest it might possibly be the reason the Girl from Ipanema kept walking.
The Lemondrop is a drink that customers ask for no matter how fancy your cocktail list. Scoff if you like but when its made with premium fresh ingredients like Square One Organic Vodka, Cointreau, and locally sourced lemon, its easy to see why the drink is still popular. Its simple, easy to make, and wont send you backpacking across Siberia trying to locate component of its recipe.
Miss Flighty gets back to basics with the Pear Necessity, a flavorful gin drink with Pimm’s #1, Luxardo, mint, lemon, ginger, and fresh pear. Take it from Baloo, the jolly dancing bear from the Jungle book, its the simple bare necessities like a good cocktail and friends that are truly important.
Miss Flighty mixes a spirited classic from the pages of the Savoy Cocktail Book made with a base of Irish Whiskey and accented by the unexpected complexity of green Chartreuse and the subtle sweetness of Luxardo Marascho liqueur.
Inspired by the Pimm’s Cup, a classic English summer drink, the MaryAnn with Ginger combines Plymouth Gin, Pimm’s #1, cucumbers, mint and fresh ginger. The name is a tongue and cheek salute to the sexy stars of the 60s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” and was first served on the Aloha Airlines flight of one of Alberta’s weekly airline theme parties.
Arriving at a appropriate name for a new drink concoction is often the most difficult part of the process for many mixologists, but in the case of A Date with David Bowie Miss Flighty faced the unique challenge of creating a drink for a customer who already had a name in mind.
The Playboy Bourbon Cooler, a drink inspired by a recipe from May ’68, is a top favorite among Flighty’s whiskey loving guests who know they could always come to her for something unique and special. Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Hibiscus, ginger, lime and cucumber peel create a unique flavor combo for a refreshing summer beverage.
Like the aesthetically pleasing curves of the instrument of the same name, the Mandolin slicer is a great tool for creative drink making. It quickly and easily slices all those tasty fresh ingredients like apple and cucumber into a uniform and sexy slice that gives more for you muddle in taste, looks, and style, and vastly streamlines the prep required for today’s culinary cocktails.