G is for Grey and for Goose

By April 8, 2017Blog, Selected Posts

As the self-appointed bartender  (or mixologist, as I believe the cocktail makers and shakers are known in modern parlance) of our cabin at #CampNaNoWriMo, it is my duty to my fellow cabin-mates to find new concoctions.  I have news for the boys and girls in my cabin, I believe I have found the almost perfect cocktail:

The Old Magic – Ingredients

  • Grey Goose
  • Guinness
  • Chocolate
  • Orange
  • Vanilla
  • Champagne

Now ordinarily, I would have decried the idea of adding a lot of paraphernalia to a perfectly good champagne, but we were in the Beaufort Bar and the mixologists did seem to know what they were doing, so it seemed churlish not to try one.

I have to say, the taste was sublime.  This is one of the best cocktails I’ve ever tried.  None of the flavours overpowered and the effect of the mix was an exquisite experience for the taste-buds.  So why am I rating it ‘almost’ perfect and not awarding it ‘a perfect ten’?  On appearances, The Old Magic doesn’t look that interesting and so I requested a Maraschino cherry or two to liven it up – I did stop short of asking for a slice of pineapple and an umbrella.  My request was declined …. ok, so the old M cherries are no longer fashionable, but in my book, they are an essential for any cocktail.  And I’m sure the Savoy has had more bizarre requests over the years than a simple Maraschino cherry … I mean, it wasn’t as if I asked for a green one or anything …