Siglocktail 08-04-20: Vodka Gimlet (plus variations!)

vodka gimletIt’s a new month, so it’s a new base liquor! August Siglocktails will be vodka based!

We’ll start this month on SIGLERinPLACE with a classic: a vodka gimlet. It’s a classic, simple drink, so I’ll also add a few variations at the end of this post in case you want to jazz things up!

Livestream is tomorrow night at 6pm PST and I’ll make this drink just as our show starts. Feel free to make this one (send us pics here if you do!) but as ever, you drink whatever you like best, no worries!

OUR RECIPE FOR A CLASSIC “VODKA GIMLET”
This cocktail can also be made with gin, but I think vodka gives the fresh lime juice a fresh, crisp bite without changing the subtle flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka (I used Blue Ice after a recommendation from Junkie Jared Miller!)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (more or less as desired for sweetness)
  • ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice until cooled, about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a glass over ice (I am using this mega-cool tentacled cocktail glass, a gorgeous gift from my friend Shelia Dee).
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.

Yummy variations:

  • If you have fresh basil leaves, roughly tear 3 or 4 and add to your shaker for a basil gimlet!
  • Same with mint! Add 1/4 cup of mint leaves to the shaker, and swap out the simple syrup for Roses Lime Juice for a summery mint gimlet!
  • I’m pretty sure you can add a bit of sliced jalapeño (no seeds tho!) and tajin on the rim, but I haven’t tried that. It sounds delish tho!

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #26

San Francisco homicide detectives Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang talk to Aggie James, a homeless man who was found in the San Francisco subway system carrying a strange infant. Gangsters clash as a gunfight erupts between Dmitri Vasilov and mafia kingpin Frank Lanza. Sub-chief Sean Robertson has new orders from his dangerous associates that will put Bryan and others in grave danger.

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Siglocktail 7-28-20: Blueberry Thyme Gin Fizz

This week’s SIGLERinPLACE cocktail is a blueberry thyme gin fizz! It’ll be our last gin cocktail for  a while, and it’s super summery and easy to make! Livestream is tomorrow night at 6pm PST and I’ll make this drink just as our show starts. Feel free to join us, make a Shirley Temple version, or just pour your own beverage of any kind and relax!

OUR RECIPE FOR A “BLUEBERRY THYME GIN FIZZ”
The gin fizz is a simple recipe, and can be infinitely dressed up, similar to a martini or a smash. In this case, we’ve got lots of lemon thyme in the patio garden, and lots of blueberries, so we’re dressing our fizzes up with those!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Gin (I used Empress 1908)
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (more or less as desired for sweetness)
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Club soda
  • Lemon slice or lemon twist, extra blueberries, thyme sprig to garnish

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, blueberries, and thyme leaves. Make sure to smash the blueberries up well!
  • Pour into a glass over ice (I choose not to strain the muddled mixture, but you can certainly strain into the glass as well).
  • Top with a splash of club soda.
  • Garnish with a lemon slice, fresh blueberries and a sprig of fresh thyme.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #25

SFPD sub chief Sean Robertson demands a meeting with mob kingpin Frank Lanza, so Lanza sends Tony “Four Balls” Gillam to deliver a message to Robertson. Meanwhile, Bryan and Pookie Chang meet with the Saviour, Jebediah Erikson, who has a rather intense reaction to Bryan.

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Siglocktail 7-21-20: the Ginger Rogers

 
Tomorrow night at 6pm PST for our SIGLERinPLACE livestream, I’ll be making a couple of Ginger Rogers when our show starts. Feel free to join us, make a Shirley Temple version, or just pour your own beverage of any kind and relax!

Also, we’re celebrating National Junk Food Day, so get your favorites ready!

OUR RECIPE FOR A “GINGER ROGERS”
The Ginger Rogers has a cousin that’s a bit simpler, without the ginger simple syrup, so don’t fret if you don’t have (and don’t want to make) the syrup. That’s called a Gin Gin Mule, and it’s also yummy.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. gin (I’ll use St. George’s Terroir)
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. ginger syrup (omit this ingredient for the Gin Gin Mule)
  • 2 oz. ginger ale I used Fever Tree
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 mint sprig
  • 1 slice fresh lemon

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™

  • Combine the mint leaves and ginger syrup in the bottom of a glass. (Just muddle the mint leaves if you don’t make/have the syrup!)
  • Using a muddler or a spoon, lightly crush the mint leaves to release their oils.
  • Add the gin and lemon juice and stir.
  • Add the ice.
  • Add the ginger ale and stir.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and a mint sprig if desired.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #24

Aggie James has seen the horrors of the Groom’s Walk and the hideous nightmare that is Mommy. Hilary, a member of the cult, agrees to help Aggie escape if he does something for her in return. Even as he fights for his freedom, Robyn Hudson is closing in on the genetic trail of Marie’s Children. Meanwhile, mob boss Frank Lanza’s clash with the Russian mafia promises carnage for all.

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Siglocktail 7-14-20: the French 75

Join us tonight at 6pm for our SIGLERinPLACE livestream. Here is the beverage the amazing ARealGirl will be making tonight when our show starts. Feel free to join us, make a Shirley Temple version, or just pour your own beverage of any kind and relax! And hey, it’s National Mac & Cheese day!

OUR RECIPE FOR A “FRENCH 75”
The French 75 is a sparkling cocktail that’s perfect before, during and after your eggs Benedict. This is one classic you’ll want to rediscover again and again.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Champagne or other sparkling wine
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™

  • Put all the goodies except for Champagne into a shaker with ice.
  • Shake it up, shake it.
  • Strain into a Champagne flute.
  • Top it off with the Champagne.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #23

San Francisco PD sub-chief Sean Robertson learns of detective Bryan Clauser’s interference with Jebediah Erikson, and is not pleased. Bryan, however, doesn’t seem to care about his feelings or his orders. Wildcard!

Meanwhile, Firstborn and his crew, who have been out doing the dirty work, return to the tunnels of Marie’s Children to find Rex Deprovdechuk has been a very busy boy.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #22

While Firstborn and his crew give some tough love to Russian mobsters, Rex finishes his tour of the home of Marie’s Children. All the while, Sly works to position Rex against the Old Guard.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #21

Rex Deprovdechuk is deep in the home of Marie’s Children, the lethal cult that lives beneath the streets of San Francisco. The cult seems to think that Rex is their king, and they have welcomed him with open arms. But some of Marie’s Children may have other motives.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #20

Aggie James has seen horrors beyond imagining, but his ordeal is not over yet. If he’s going to survive, he’ll have to do as cult member Hillary demands. Dmitri Vasillof, the new leader of San Francisco’s Russian mob, arrives from L.A., but he won’t be in town long — not if Frank Lanza and his friends have anything to say about it.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #19

A showdown ensues between some San Francisco police officers and Jebediah Erikson, the man they suspect to be the one known as Saviour. Homicide detectives Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang must watch their steps to avoid trouble with their police chief Amy Zou who ordered them off the case.

Meanwhile, Aggie James is still trapped in the catacombs of Marie’s Children — how will he handle “Mommy” the rolling nightmare? Will Aggie get a chance to escape?

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #18

Bryan and Pookie follow the trail of the bizarre murders raging through San Francisco’s affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood — that trail leads to the home of Jebediah Erikson.

Although ordered off the case by Chief Amy Zou, the inspectors enter Erikson’s house, backed up by fellow officers John “The Black Mr. Burns” Smith, Big Tonda Murphy, and Wie Chi Yen. Things go south when the homeowner returns.

Meanwhile, Aggie James is still trapped in the bowels of San Francisco, and is led through the underground maze to a horrific sight. It’s time to meet “Mommy.”

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #17

Rex Deprovdechuk is finally meeting his destiny face-to-face, and being embraced by his new family for the first time. San Francisco homicide detectives Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang continue their less-than-lawful search of the home of Jebediah Erikson, a.k.a. “the Savior.” Thanks to Bryan’s past heroics, they are also backed up by Black Mr. Burns, and Big Tonda.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #16

The SFPD have a thirteen-year-old as the suspect in the horrific murders and multiple disappearances. Detective Bryan Clauser was staking out the house of Jebediah Erikson while his partner Pookie Chang tried to obtain a search warrant. But just as things start to make sense, Pookie is yanked from the case. Who is hiding what?

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #15

Rex takes a strange journey with a new family, while Bryan ignores warnings from his superiors and stakes out the home of Jebediah Erikson.

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