Orange Tabby

Posted by on Feb 11, 2009 in Gin | 8 Comments

Orangetabby photo by Gary Allard, all rights reserved. (c) 2008-9What Do You Do with Kumquats, Anyway?   
My sister brought over a bag of gobstopper-sized oranges — kumquats, actually. From a neighbor. Or maybe it was the farmer’s market, I’m not sure. They’re sweet and tart and bitter. The peels are soft enough to eat.

For happy hour, Gary created a spin on my favorite, the Journalist. The Orange Tabby is like sucking on the best orange candy you’ve ever had, but not that sweet and more complex.

Kind of like our businesses (the topic of vigorous conversation at this happy hour). Rufus, the orange tabby cat, couldn’t agree more.

 

The Inspiration

Shelly wanted something different than her favorite, the Journalist. So I took a look at what we had — a basket of kumquats and a pomello (a giant grapefruit, essentially). But she wanted something different. And a Greyhound wasn’t it.  ~Gary

Remember those orange Popsicles Mom would get in the brown cardboard box at the local dairy drive-thru? Yes. Like that. But better. ~Shelly

The Drink: Orange Tabby

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 5 kumquats (or 1 small tangerine)
  • 2 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 1/2 oz vanilla syrup


Juice your fruit through a lime press right into the shaker. Add all ingredients. Shake over ice. Strain and pour over a sieve to reduce pulpiness. Serve up.
 

Be smart, safe, and healthy. Drink in moderation. Don’t drink and drive, seriously. Especially when you’re riding with a smart orange cat. Not that we take him for rides. That would be dangerous.

Thursday Happy Hour (aka Happy Hour Thursday) provides cocktail recipes, happy hour ideas, music mixes, virgin drink alternatives and more to help make your Thursdays extra special. Just because we like you. And your tabby cat.

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8 Comments

  1. Wendy
    February 12, 2009

    Those are from my good friend’s tree. Glad they found a good home- I couldn’t possibly eat them all fast enough. Wish I got some of that cocktail though!

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  2. Wendy
    February 12, 2009

    Those are from my good friend’s tree. Glad they found a good home- I couldn’t possibly eat them all fast enough. Wish I got some of that cocktail though!

    Reply
  3. Nikki
    February 12, 2009

    Hmmm….No kumquats here. But I DO have Fodit. Does that count?

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  4. Nikki
    February 12, 2009

    Hmmm….No kumquats here. But I DO have Fodit. Does that count?

    Reply
  5. Rebekah Young
    February 12, 2009

    mmmm, have to try this one! looks amazing! jake and I need to start doing thursday happy hour while he’s traveling so we actually find time to talk. he hopes to see you guys in a couple of weeks!

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  6. Rebekah Young
    February 12, 2009

    mmmm, have to try this one! looks amazing! jake and I need to start doing thursday happy hour while he’s traveling so we actually find time to talk. he hopes to see you guys in a couple of weeks!

    Reply
  7. wendy
    February 14, 2009

    ode to rufus! i love it, he is afterall, one great cat. the drink sounds fabulous!

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  8. wendy
    February 14, 2009

    ode to rufus! i love it, he is afterall, one great cat. the drink sounds fabulous!

    Reply

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