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Front Porch Conviviality Episode 6 notes and recipes

November 7, 2020

Hey everybody! Thanks for checking in today. In last night’s installment of Front Porch Conviviality I said I would post the recipes for our cocktails, so here you go!

I drank a La Paloma. La Paloma, meaning “the dove” in Spanish, is a cocktail with a mysterious past. Lots of folks claim to have invented this grown up cocktail which is very popular in Mexico (even more so than the margarita which is so popular north of the border) but I haven’t found any one, authentic person to give credit to, so I’ll just say thanks to my friend, Tina Wilson, who introduced me to the drink through a lovely cookbook she has in her Johnson City, TN store, named Reclaimed Inspired Goods The La Paloma is partly sweet, partly acidic and definitely citrusy. It’s a beautiful and delicious cocktail that comes together quickly and with no fuss. I made them for my book club this summer and everyone enjoyed them. (We discussed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Circe for those interested.)

La Paloma

2 ounces Reposado tequila

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

Grapefuit soda (I use Jarritos)

Mix everything over ice in a highball glass and enjoy.

Barry enjoyed a Waldorf. This cocktail was invented in and named for the old Waldorf (apparently not the Waldorf Astoria but the one that was torn down in 1929) and brought back into popularity after Prohibition. It’s like my husband – strong, no-nonsense and straight forward. Here’s how you can enjoy it yourself.

The Waldorf

Absinthe to swirl in your coupe glass

2 ounces Rye Whiskey

3/4 ounces sweet vermouth

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Chill your coupe glass and then swirl with Absinthe and throw out. Add rye whiskey, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass and stir. No shaky shaky!! Enjoy in the chilled coupe.

That’s our cocktails from episode 6. Thank you for tuning in and enjoy your weekend!


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