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Try a beehive!


Day 67, Cocktail 63 

Tonight it’s the B-52’s at Summerfest, and what better way to get ready for the show than a Beehive? 


  • 1-1/2 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz krupnik
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice

Combine the ingredients in a shaker with 4-5 ice cubes.  Shake to chill and mix.  Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. 

The sweet honey flavor of the krupnik mixes well with the bourbon (much to my suprise) and mellows out the tart grapefruit juice.  This falls into the category of ingredients I’d never have put together, but once again I’ve learned that it works.  Now to get ready for the show! 


Day 67, Cocktail 62

Last night business associate and friend Miles was in town.  Miles is also a cocktail, wine and beer enthusiast, so naturally, we stopped by Bryant’s for a drink before going to dinner.  Propietor John Dye was behind the bar and as helpful as ever.  Miles experimented with a couple of bourbon based cocktails, Gwen had her usual Love and Happiness, Pete sampled a Hemingway daiquiri and another fruity cocktail.  Me?  I had a hankering for Scotch.  So John whipped up something called the Reluctant Tabby Cat (isn’t that a great name, or what?).  The base was Laphroig 12 year old Scotch.  The smokey, peat flavor came through, particularly on the finish.  Limoncello and sweet vermouth were also part of the mix.  The limoncello was very forward and was the first thing you tasted when taking a sip.  The vermouth provided a mid range undertone.  The drink was served in a coupe with a long rope of lemon peel.  All in all a very good cocktail.  While I did not ask about proportions, my guess would be 2 parts scotch and 1 part limoncello and 1/2 part sweet vermouth.

Tonight it’s the B-52’s for Summerfest, so my next post will be a cocktail ready made to get ready for the show!