Friday Evening – His and Hers
Office work over, came back home and made a beeline for the bar. She wanted a gin based drink but I was in the mood for some bourbon. So two cocktails tonite.
First, hers – on the right. This is a variation of standard gin and tonic. The Gin is Tanqueray Rangpur. Rangpur is a part of Bangladesh that is famous for a citrus fruit that looks something like a mix of lemon and mandarin orange. It is often refered to as a lime but the taste is distinctly different. The Tonic Water is Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water. The quinine is sourced from the Republic of Congo and Rwanda while the ginger comes from India and Cote d’Ivoire. A slice of cucumber slipped behind the ice brings out more freshness in the drink.
Then, his – on the left. Usually referred to as a Scottish Guard, this is made with Bourbon Whiskey (I used Four Roses Small Batch) with lemon juice, orange juice and grenadine. The origin of the name is commonly attributed to the fact that this was a very favorite drink in the Officers’ Mess in Scots Guard. This is supposed to be served in a martini glass but I decided to play against the rules.
Don’t raise my hopes Stacy and Brian, don’t raise my hopes 🙂
Although I am a teetotaler, your description is quite fascinating to read!
The Rangpur is so much better than your typical “infused” flavor. Don’t know why it’s not more popular
I had great difficulty getting this locally, Vijay. Most of the liquor store owners said that they stopped stocking it because of low demand.
Nice move, Malobika. I am not making the main course though 🙂
Ei je Sarani, FB like maarchho keno? Date night-e na? Naki Arjun paaliyechhe?
Rajib you shame me with all your fancy concoctions, here I am drinking a boring rum and coke. Enjoy!
Vikram, coke khachcho? Ra(u)m Ram 🙂
Exactly Raam bokhto Ki Korbo.
Ki aar korbey? Coke-eeye kaando 🙂
I am having a Bailey’s and cream… but not quite as pretty a setup as yours.
You never talk about the water, dada
Water is overrated, Sonali 🙂
I was worried about my statement…… What a relief