Bottoms Up
Published On: January 29, 2013

Last Thursday found The Boy and I at an interesting event.  It billed itself as a mixology class/showcase for OYO products.  We’re fans of OYO (stop by when you’re in Columbus, and then walk next door to Brother’s Drake Meadery for some really yummy drinks), and we’ve been known to enjoy the odd adult beverage from time to time, so it seemed like an interesting way to spend the evening.

It was much as promised.  Snacks, tasty drinks, and of course the requisite re-purposed warehouse as the venue.  They even gave us recipes for their tasty offerings (I’m sharing my favorite below).  But the whole time, I couldn’t help but have Fog and Smog’s Mixologist song running through my head.  I did manage to keep from singing it out loud (at least where anyone else could hear), so I’m calling it a win.

And, should you find yourself in need of a restorative tonic, I can officially recommend the following:

La Tête, le Cœur (The Head, the Heart) by Greg West-Tartine

  • 2 oz Oyo whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce verjus
  • 1/2 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 6-8 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • orange peel for garnish

Mix it up…in a glass…with ice.  You can pretend I said that in a fancy cocktail-y proper sort of way, but really, mix it up, in a glass, with ice.  Then twist up that orange peel over it and drop it in.  Then, enjoy it, and think well of me.  Quite tasty.



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