Drink

A Cocktail Recipe For When You've Just Had a Fight With The Wife

Let expert mixologist Lee Watson show you how to "drink to that."
IMAGE Gabby Cantero
Comments

From teaching your four-year-old how to use the potty, to steering them away from pot and felony—fatherhood is a tricky thing; so we understand that sometimes, all you really need is a good drink. We ask mixologist Lee Watson (ABV, Mandalay) to teach you how to make some cocktails, so that the next time you find yourself caught in any of these situations: whip one up, pause, and shrug, “c’est la vie.” Cheers to you, dad.

 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

You daughter (or son) gets a boyfriend

Uncomfortable about a potential other and not sure how to approach the boyfriend? Make an Old Fashioned, because you seem to be a little bit so yourself. This whiskey-based cocktail is made with Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (aged in a wine cask)—so there is a sweet hint of berries in this one. It’s a bittersweet drink to accompany your mood.

  • 2 oz Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique whiskey
  • 1/4 oz sugar                                                             
  • 2 dashes Bitter Truth chocolate bitters

 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

You’ve just had a fight with the wife

You had a little rift, and she sends you off to sleep on the couch for the night. Make this cocktail called the last word, a forgotten gin-based classic—coincidentally named after the one thing most women really want in any argument, anyway. Something to keep in mind.

  • 3/4 oz Monkey 47 gin
  • 3/4 oz Green Chartreuse 3/4 oz Maraschino liqueur 3/4 oz lime juice
  • Shake all the ingredients with ice and then strain onto a martini glass. Garnish with a lime peel.

 

The test is positive

Congratulations, you just found out you’re a dad. To celebrate the fertility of your lover’s eggs, have a whiskey sour—shaken with an egg white for a sweet frothy top. In this version, Lee uses Octomore—a heavily peated whiskey with a hard-to-quaff smokiness, but a mellow drink when balanced with the sweetness of lime and egg white.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
  • 1 1/2 oz Octomore Scottish Barley
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 fresh lime juice
  • 1 egg white

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain, and then repeat the shake without the ice. Pour onto a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of Esquire Philippines. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors. 

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Kara Ortiga
View Other Articles From Kara
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
You've got the weight loss resolution. Now, you just need the footwear
 
Share
 
Share
The project is aligned with government's thrust to make the Philippines a spacefaring nation.
 
Share
Featuring wardrobe essentials with technical and outdoor details.
 
Share
In this day and age of “low, low downpayment” schemes, is it okay to buy secondhand cars?
 
Share
There's something strange in the neighborhood.
 
Share
From the jeweler of kings, these masterpieces are precious and dazzling, handsome and elegant.
 
Share
'The country is better off with ABS-CBN than without it.'
 
Share
The artist talks about his preference for large-scale canvases and the common imagery you'll find in his pieces.
 
Share
The gallery asked participating artists what sex means to them.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us