A few nice drinks recipe images I found:
Image by postbear
strega, an italian liqueur, in the jar before straining. there is much variation in the recipes for it, and some secrecy regarding the exact proportions and lists of herbs used, so i assumed it wouldn’t hurt to try a variant of my own.
instead of aging for a month and a half like the other liqueurs, many quick formulas call for a week of soaking. this seemed suspect to me, but i did wind up with a deeper colour (it’s supposed to be a pale yellow, not saturated orange) and flavour than the traditional drink. it acts as a digestif.
i put about two cups of vodka and two tablespoons of sugar in the jar along with 1 1/2 teaspoons of angelica root, a few threads of saffron, a small cinnamon stick, two juniper berries, a few fennel and anise seeds, two cardamom pods, one clove, a tiny amount of mint and mace and then sealed the jar. shake to dissolve and off it goes to cool and rest by the back door, with me shaking it daily for a month.
i drained it yesterday, but shot it in the jar beforehand to show some of the seeds and the tiny vessel. after filtering i set aside the herbs and spices with no real plan for them.
Long Bar, Raffles Hotel
Image by shankar s.
Celebrities and grandeur apart, Raffles Hotel is better known for its Long Bar, (pictured here) which serves the famed Singapore Sling, a signature drink invented here in this very bar. Folks travel from all over the world to this bar just to try the Singapore Sling, which at S is a very pricey drink indeed! It’s a mixture of cranberry juice, gin and other elements, and is supposed to be a secret recipe, with each glass of the Sling specially blended by an expert barman. Not any longer though, nowadays they use a ready made mix. (Singapore, Oct. 2009)
Image by BellsMilkBar
Two tea or not two tea, that is the question. whether it is nobler to drink an old fashioned milkshake or spider or suffer the pangs of going to Bells and missing out on an old style treat made from Les Bell’s famous secret recipe syrups and cordials.