The other day, I was sitting in my office doing some work, when I happened to look up and see two adorable dogs running down my street. It didn’t look as though anyone was actually following them, so as a good Baldwin Park resident, I put on some shoes and ran out to investigate. Next thing I know, I’m chasing these little guys down so they don’t get hit by a car, and they end up being the newest residents of 308 E 41st for a little while. Here they are, looking particularly cute on my couch.
Fast forward to a few hours later, when, through the wonders of Facebook, I managed to find the dog owners. Sad as I was to see these little guys go, it was such a relief to find the owners, and to realize how absolutely ridiculous the world of social media is.
The owner, Maja, was kind enough to bring me a bottle of Scotch to thank me for the whole ordeal. Thanks Maja! Of course, I had to make a cocktail with some scotch to honor the experience.
Amazingly enough, The New Yorker ran an article about a Scotch distillery on the Isle of Islay in the last issue. Everything seems to be coming up Scotch these days. So a Scotch cocktail was clearly in order.
*2 parts Scotch (this Tomatin that Maja brought me is quite lovely)
*1 part Bauchant (or Grand Marnier)
*2 parts apple juice
*1 part grapefruit juice
*1/2 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
*Dash of aromatic bitters
This is my first experience making a cocktail with Scotch, and I have to say, I might be hooked. Some people might feel it’s blasphemous, but I say no. Scotch is fantastic on it’s own, but it also deserves its rightful place in the mixed drink world. And this cocktail above is a great start.
On another note, I am currently taking a page from the world of the lovely blog, Boozed and Infused, and infusing myself some limoncello.
If you haven’t seen Alicia’s blog, it’s full of incredible booze infusions that I can’t wait to test out. I’ll report back on the limoncello – I’m expecting deliciousness.
I’m off to Atlanta for the rest of the week. I’m planning on keeping the blog going during my trip – I’m not quite sure what my posts will entail, but I have a feeling they’ll have a lot to do with eating awesome stuff in the greater Atlanta area. Happy Monday, everyone! I’ll be back soon.