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Hi-dee-hi and Whoop-de-doo

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Hi-dee-hi and Whoop-de-doo

  • 1.0 oz. overproof rum (Plantation)
  • 0.75 oz. banana liqueur (Giffard)
  • 0.75 oz. cinnamon syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Dove Tale rum
  • 0.5 oz. Campari
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with a lime wedge.

For a second 42nd Street drink I took one of my tropical variations using banana and cinnamon with Campari to provide some bitterness against the line’s acid. Again, nothing to do with the show, but perhaps with a couple of these you’ll be feeling hi-de-hi and whoop-dee-do as well.

Hip Hooray and Ballyhoo

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Hip Hooray and Ballyhoo

  • 1.5 oz. silver tequila (Fortaleza)
  • 0.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz. espresso liqueur (Stirrings)
  • 0.25 oz. creme de cacao (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.25 oz.¬†Kina L’Avion d’Or

Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Here is the first of two cocktails shaken up for a production of 42nd Street at the Umbrella Stage Company in Concord, MA. Full disclosure, these drinks are ones I was already tinkering with prior to the show and have absolutely nothing to do with 42nd Street itself. So I chose a lyric from Lullaby of Broadway that really needs no thematic tie — it just describes a drink I want to have!

Here is a tequila base with chocolate and coffee to sweeten, which I always like as a combination. The chartreuse offers some herbal notes to play with the grassy tequila as well as the Kina, which contributes some additional bitterness to the coffee. The lemon adds the needed brightness.

Goodnight, baby. Let’s call it a day.

Pour Oh Pour

At pirate Scrimshaw’s request, a cocktail for the crew of the Crimson Star:

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Pour Oh Pour

  • 1.0 oz. Plantation pineapple rum
  • 0.5 oz. Aged rum (Bacardi 8)
  • 0.5 oz. Oloroso sherry
  • 0.25 oz. Clement Mahini Coco
  • 0.25 oz. Clement Creole Shrub
  • 0.25 oz. allspice dram
  • dash of Angostura

Stir with ice and strain into coupe. Eyepatch is optional.

A pineapple, coconut and orange all make brief appearances in our Pirates of Penzance show. Rum and sherry were the given. Drink up, me hearties!

Monkey’s Cuss

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Monkey’s Cuss

  • 1.5 oz. spiced rum (Bayou)
  • 1.0 oz. Plantation pineapple rum
  • 1.0 oz. banana liqueur (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.5 oz. allspice dram (St. Elizabeth)
  • 0.5 oz. vanilla liqueur (Giffard)
  • 0.5 oz. cream of coconut
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz. lime juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake with ice and strain into glass over crushed ice.

Here’s a bonus Billy Elliot drink that I threw together at our party using ingredients on hand. I had the name, so purposely brought along the creme de banane. Everything else was impromptu, but really worked in the final drink. No monkeys were harmed in the making of the cocktail, though some feelings were hurt. Those monkeys can swear.

Show You Me Hoo-hoo

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Show You Me Hoo-hoo

  • 1.75 oz. spiced rum (Bayou)
  • 0.5 oz. grapefruit shrub
  • 0.5 oz. cinnamon syrup
  • 0.25 oz. allspice dram (St. Elizabeth)
  • 0.25 oz. lime juice
  • 2 dashes hopped grapefruit bitters

Shake with ice then strain into coupe.

Final Billy Elliot drink, and my tiki contribution. The shrub and cinnamon give it a nice bite. And it is probably my favorite name I have given one of my cocktails. Though the cocktail is all you get.

Esqueer

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Esqueer

  • 1.5 oz. London Dry gin
  • 0.5 oz. pamplemousse rose liqueur (Combier)
  • 0.5 oz. Aperol
  • 0.25 oz. Pavan
  • 0.25 oz. lemon juice

Shake with ice then strain into coupe.

Billy Elliot drink #3. Still love the pamplemousse rose liqueur. Everything else was just invited to play with it. The title comes from a line in the show where Billy misreads “esquire.” Hold for laugh. Now drink.

Balletomane

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Balletomane

  • 1.5 oz. London Dry gin
  • 0.5 oz. Apricot liqueur (Rothman and Winter)
  • 0.25 oz. Campari
  • 0.25 oz. sloe gin (Plymouth)
  • 0.25 oz. vanilla liqueur (Giffard)

Stir with ice, then strain into old fashioned over ice. Express orange peel over drink and discard.

Drink #2 for Billy Elliot. Submitted without witty commentary.

For God’s Sake, Jackie!

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For God’s Sake, Jackie!

  • 1.5 oz. Old Tom gin (Hayman’s)
  • 0.5 oz. rose liqueur (Courvoisier)
  • 0.5 oz. ginger liqueur (Canton)
  • 0.25 oz. mint tea liqueur (Five Foxes)
  • 0.25 oz. lemon juice
  • dash of lemon bitters

Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with 4 drops of rose water and rose petals.

Here’s a cocktail I did for my cast of Billy Elliot at Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Nothing thematic about the drink, but the title is from a line in the show (and my character’s name). I’d been sitting on both the rose liqueur and mint tea liqueur, so it was nice to utilize them. Skip the rose petals, by the way. Makes for a nice pic but detracts from the drink. I thought it would be a nice touch. I was wrong. For God’s sake, Jackie!

NOLA Bookend

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I wanted to commemorate a recent trip to New Orleans with a drink inspired by my morning routine there of coffee with chicory (and beignets, but couldn’t fit that into the cocktail). Here is my take on the evening routine I could imagine closing out the ritual.

NOLA Bookend

  • 1.5 oz. Bayou white rum
  • 0.5 oz. St. George NOLA coffee liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. chicory liqueur (Art in the Age)
  • 0.25 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Stir with ice and strain over ice into old fashioned glass rinsed with absinthe.

Started with a Louisiana rum and added the NOLA coffee liqueur. This already has chicory, but I bumped this up with an additional chicory liqueur. Surprisingly this isnt too sweet at this point, thus the simple syrup, and then bitters to round things out. The absinthe is present on the nose and is an obvious nod to the Sazerac.

Then just have a beignet on the side.

Daylight Come

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Daylight Come

  • 1.0 oz. Aged rum (Bacardi 8)
  • 0.5 oz. Aged rhum agricole (Clement VSOP)
  • 0.5 oz. Banana liqueur (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.5 oz. Lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz. Lime juice
  • 0.25 oz. Cinnamon syrup
  • 0.25 oz. Allspice dram
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake with ice and strain over cracked ice.

Here is my tiki offering WITH citrus. I love love love banana liqueur. You might even catch me upping the amount here to 3/4 an ounce. Nothing wrong with that.