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Everyone knows that George Washington was one of the founding fathers, served as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and was the first President of the United States.

But what most people don't realize is that George Washington was a brewer, distiller, cocktail connoisseur and one of the original mixologists. As a matter of fact many of his recipes still survive today in their original hand written form.

One of his favorite and most popular, and most fitting for this time of year, is his Eggnog recipe.  The recipe includes rye whiskey, rum, brandy and sherry and is rumored to have been "a stiff drink that only the most courageous were willing to try."  

So here it is, George Washington's original Eggnog Recipe, are you "courageous" enough?

One quart cream, one quart milk , one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, 1/2 pint rye whisky, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, 1/4 pint sherry - mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well.  

Add milk and cream, slowly beating.  Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture.  Let set in cool place for several days.  Taste frequently.

Washington failed to include the number of eggs, (guessing from the quantities of milk, cream, and liquor we estimate 1 dozen eggs), and there was only one type of milk at the time, whole. He also states to place the eggnog in a cool place for several days, we found that overnight in the refrigerator works just fine.

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George Washington was one of our Founding Fathers, served as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, our first President, a brewer and a distiller.    


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The Drink of the Drooling Bastards

During our trip to the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood California we were fortunate enough to try a few different outstanding drinks.  The recipe below features their DB Punch which was developed specifically for the Loyal Order of the Drooling Bastard. 
IMG_1036Fill a high ball glass with ice.
Add the following:
2-2.5 Ounces Appleton Rum
2-2.5 Ounces Canton Ginger Liquer
1.5 Ounces Torani Blood Orange Syrup
1.5 Ounces download Barbie dressing game Orange Juice
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IMG_0197The Moscow Mule has a relatively recent history. According to most reports it was born in 1941 by two businessmen steeped in the cocktail culture of the time: John G. Martin and Rudolph Kunett (who both worked for the company that owned Pierre Smirnoff--as in vodka), and Jack Morgan, who owned a company making ginger beer.

According to the story they've told, they were meeting at the cocktail lounge of the Chatham Hotel in New York City. As they casinos online australia were drinking and conversing, they began wondering what would happen if the vodka met up with the ginger beer. They ordered ice and limes and found out.

The result was the Moscow Mule, one of the most refreshing drinks you can possibly make on a hot summer day. And, it's as easy as hell to make--and added bonus.

Here, George of the Green Door Tavern in Chicago, IL shows us how to make the Moscow Mule, one of his personal favorite drinks.

Making the Moscow Mule is simple, meaning you'll be able to whip them up pretty quickly for yourself or others.

In tall cocktail glass filled with ice, add:

  • 1 1/2 oz Russian Vodka
  • 1/4 oz Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Ginger Beer

Garnish with lime and enjoy!

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Listed as GQ's #4 Cocktail in "The 20 Best Cocktails in America"

1.5 ox of Vodka of your choice

4 shakes each of Dill, White Pepper and Celery Salt

2 dashes each of Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco Sauce

1 squeeze (approx. .5oz) of Elixir Juice (mixture of olive brine, dill pickle brine, pepperocini and various other pickling juices.....you can use one of these or a blend. The blend should balance the
salty olive, sweet pickle and hot pepper)

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