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Friday Cocktail Blogging: Back to bitters and 300th

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After last weeks flirtation with a sweet cokctail, we are back to bitters. I am gradually growing to love the taste of bitters in my cocktail. So I tried this drink which is similar to the Negroni but uses whiskey instead of gin.

Its a small variation on the Old Pal, which calls for Canadian rye whiskey, whereas I used Jack Daniels. I guess you could call this ‘Ole Pal Jack‘, or something.

  • 2 parts Jack Daniels
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part Dry Vermouth


Add ingredients to cracked ice in a mixing glass – stir gently and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange. The original recipe also uses equal parts of whiskey, Campari and Vermouth – but I toned down the bitter a bit.

Incidentally, this is my 300th post. Its mere piffle,both quality and quantity-wise, with respect to most blogging giants (like this dude), but certain amount of personal satisfaction comes when I think back on how this blog has grown. And I will drink to that. Cheers !

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

April 20, 2007 at 11:59 am

Posted in Blog, Martinis, Personal

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  1. Cheers to 300! And looking forward to many more. No milestone is insignificant.


    April 20, 2007 at 12:21 pm

  2. Drinking to the 300th! Will raise my first beer to this achievement 🙂


    April 20, 2007 at 12:41 pm

  3. Cheers!

    And congratulations sire! Good stuff comes in small doses….


    Beer is banned on this blog.


    April 20, 2007 at 1:04 pm

  4. 300.. cool! I’ll go grab a Vodka. Cheers! 🙂

    Vivek Kumar

    April 20, 2007 at 1:04 pm

  5. @Patrix: Thanks !

    @Sakshi: Don’t listen to Confused – only bad beer is banned. I suspect your tastes are better. And Cheers !

    @Confused: Thanks boss. But itna jaldi peena shuru kar diya ?! See comment above re: beer.

    @Vivek: Vodka will do nicely (and I assume you get some of the best stuff with your location) ..cheers !


    April 20, 2007 at 1:11 pm

  6. @BongoP’o’ndit: Yesh.. besht, and also the worsht.. (hic!).

    Vivek Kumar

    April 20, 2007 at 2:46 pm

  7. @Bongo- you are expecting a grad student to show bias??? Not possible, on the abyssmal budget we get, we drink anything and everything. Discrimination only possible when others pay for the drink 😉


    April 20, 2007 at 3:44 pm

  8. @Vivek: So you are saying you dont always get diplomat privileges 😉

    @Sakshi: Ok – point conceded. I guess, I have away from grad school (although the postdoc-ship isn’t exactly sending my bank account ablaze either)………also as I remember now, majority of the beer consumption used to be at the free grad student events and happy/half-price hours at the neighboring bars.


    April 20, 2007 at 4:01 pm

  9. @BongoP’o’ndit: Indeed. Hardly ever, as it seems to me 😦

    But I was merely pointing out that Russia being the way it is, you get all kinds of vodkas here – from the very best to the very worst (some brands are cheaper than bottled water).

    Vivek Kumar

    April 20, 2007 at 6:22 pm

  10. Confused, Sakshi ka gussa mere pe kyon nikal raha hai?


    April 20, 2007 at 8:33 pm

  11. Nice!


    July 28, 2007 at 8:04 am

  12. Cool…


    August 7, 2007 at 3:45 pm

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