What’s shakin cocktail fans?
This episode is part one of a (hopefully) three part series on recipes that’ll be spread across the next few weeks or months as we have the opportunity to develop and record the episodes. So if you’re wondering where the other two installments are, they’re coming – they just might not drop one after another.
Why recipes? Well, they’re kinda the one thing that all cocktails have in common – if a drink has a name, then you can also assume it has an origin story that situates it in time and space, a set of ingredients, a combination or transformation sequence, and service instructions. These simple components are the mechanical framework that allow us to manipulate the flavorful warp and weft of cocktails, weaving experiences that play out on the palate and in the imagination.
If you’re one of the folks who’s been cooped up at home during this quarantine situation we’re facing in 2020, it’s entirely possible you’ve had the chance recently to work with a new recipe, or maybe the time and space to recreate one of your all-time favorites. And if you think about it, a recipe is basically an assembly manual for food or drink. It lays out all the parts and tells you how to put them all together so that you come out with the right end product. But there’s so much more to a recipe – there’s not only what’s written, but how it’s written, who it’s written for, and even what’s left to the imagination.