DOTW: Tiger Tiger

Posted by a Special Guest on 02.23.07 7:03 AM

Tiger Tiger (c)2007 Lauren & Paul

Editor’s note: I don’t know about the rest of you, but I for one have missed Drink of the Week during its recent hiatus. (Perhaps that’s just a sign of how much I desperately need a cocktail, but I digress…)

This week’s guest-bartender duties fall to our friends Lauren & Paul, another pair of cocktail aficionados from our Seattle crew. Just looking at that gorgeous photo reminds me of the wonderful parties they host in their fabulous house, and all the nights we’ve spent together at the Zig Zag, Union, and other Jet City cocktail haunts.

Last fall, we took a wine-tasting trip to the Okanagan. (Don’t ask me why it’s spelled “Okanagan” in Canada and “Okanogan” in the US — it’s just one of those mysteries of life.) As we wandered around the little towns, we noticed each ice-cream parlor offered a flavor called “Tiger Tiger”.

After many days of seeing this oddly named ice cream, we had to try it. Turns out it’s orange and black-licorice ice cream swirled together to create a tiger-stripe effect. We decided the same flavor combination might make for a good cocktail. And so it does:

Tiger Tiger
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. orange curacao
1/4 oz. lemon juice
splash Pernod
2 dashes orange bitters

Shake all ingredients, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

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Comment by erik_flannestad

I’ve missed the cocktail of the week, too!

Oddly, I’ve been experimenting with a similar cocktail down here in SF.

I tried a really sweet cocktail a while ago called the Blanche, which had curacao, cointreau, and anisette. It’s a Pousse Cafe kind of thing. I really liked the flavors, though, and have been intrigued with creating a dryer version with similar flavors.

Current take: 2 oz Plymouth Gin, 1/4 oz Curacao, 1/4 oz Anisette, Dash Orange Bitters. Stir, strain, Orange Twist.

Currently using Blue Curacao, and calling it “Pale Blue Eyes”.

Posted on 02.23.07 at 9:50AM

Comment by Lauren

Interesting Erik. We’ll have to try it out. I like the idea of using blue Curacao!

Posted on 02.27.07 at 4:30PM

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