2014 Edition of the ole Scientist McGee Cocktail Menu

For the 3rd year, the “Scientist McGee Cocktail Menu” has been updated to include new cocktail recipes.  Keep in mind, this is an evolving book, that originated years ago.  When you peruse the first several pages of recipes, you may think it’s a bit rink-a-dink. smcg cocktail menu cover Please flip forward, as you’ll see the recipes get a little more complex and the photos get a whole lot better, as time goes by.  That’s because the most current drinks are (for the most part) in the back of the book, because the book grows with each new drink I try.   (For a complete list of the drinks featured, see the list down below.)

In this new edition, I have actually added a few newer pictures to older recipes to spruce things up a bit.  I’ve also tinkered a little bit with the Table of Contents, as well as added a complete Index of secondary, supporting ingredients (which makes entertaining guests all that much easier!).

Any who, here it is – the latest and greatest version of the cocktail menu that I reference when mixing up cocktails for friends and family in my home.   I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  Cheers!

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Download your copy at Scientist McGee’s Cocktail Menu (2014 Edition)

The Drinks, organized by base ingredient

Gin Drinks

“Abbey Cocktail” – page 67

“Appetiser Cocktail” – page 81

“Archangel” – page 73

“Aurora’s Bed” – page 35

“Aviation” – page 7

“Aviation II” – page 1

“Bijou” – page 11

“Billiken Cocktail(SMcG)  – page 63

“The Blue Devil” – page 29

“Blue Moon” – page 1

 “The Bronx Bomber” – page 12

“Bronx Cocktail” – page 6

“Can-Can Martini” – page 38

“Captain’s Table” – page 7

“Cloister” – page 35

“Colonial Cocktail” – page 23

“The Communist” – page 19

“Corpse Reviver #2 – page 48

“The Counter Argument” – page 12

“Ephemeral” – page 83

“Fernet Branca Cocktail” – page 70

“Fine & Dandy Cocktail” – page 36

“French Gimlet” – page 19

 “The Gilroy Cocktail” – page 22

“The Gimlet” – page 23

“The Gypsy” – page 24

“Hanky Panky” – page 57

“Have a Heart Cocktail” – page 55

“Le Jacques Strap” – page 20

 “Jewel Cocktail” – page 37

“The Last Word” – page 9

“Lavender Bee’s Knees” – page 64

“The Martinez” – page 25

“The Martinez (#2)” – page 71

“The Martini” – page 11

“Monkey Gland” – page 27

Gin Drinks (Continued)

 “The Move Over” – page 16

“Mujer Verde” – page 34

 “Negroni” – page 5

“Obituary” – page 5

“Pegu Club Cocktail” – page 47

 “Pink Gin” – page 70

“The Plantation” – page 28

“Poppy Variation” – page 26

“Ramos Fizz” – page 32

“Sawyer” – page 68

“Seville Cocktail” – page 25

 “South Slope” – page 49

“Statesman” – page 44

“The Stork Club” – page 2

“Strike’s Off Cocktail” – page 80

“Summer Relief” – page 61

“Water Lily” – page 51

“Wellington” – page 57

“Xanthia” – page 42

 

Genever Drinks

“Improved Gin Cocktail” – page 52

 

Rye Whiskey Drinks

“3, 2, 1” – page 34

“Algonquin” – page 75

“Bang Up Cocktail” – page 77

“Blinker” – page 41

“Boulevardier” – page 79

“Breast Pocket Cocktail” (SMcG) – page 45

“Brooklyn” – page 46

“Brown Derby” – page 59

“Clifton Heights Cocktail” (SMcG) – page 42

 

Rye Whiskey Drinks (Continued)

“Dandy Cocktail” – page 82

“Dare I Say?” – page 84

“De La Louisiane” – page 40

 “Harry’s Manhattan” – page 21

“Harvest Moon” – page 54

“The Hesitation” – page 55

“Improved Whiskey Cocktail” – page 44

 “Junior” – page 53

“The Little Man” (SMcG) – page 69

“The Manhattan” – page 10

“Millionaire” – page 31

“Monte Carlo” – page 30

“New Pal” – page 60

“Old Fashioned” – page 36

“The Ragazzino” (SMcG) – page 85

Reanimator – page 78

“Remember the Maine” – page 22

 “Rhubarb & Rye” – page 43

“S.G. Cocktail” – page 48

“Sazerac” – page 6

 “The Scofflaw” – page 17

“Toronto” – page 68

“Vieux Carre” – page 31

 “Waldorf” – page 8

 “Ward 8″ – page 4

 

Bourbon Whiskey Drinks

“Autumn Sunset” – page 62

“Black Heart” – page 73

“Boulevardier” – page 77

“Left Hand Cocktail” – page 45

“The Liberal” – page 49

“The Manhattan” – page 10

“Mint Julep Cocktail” – page 74

“Oh, Henry! Cocktail” – page 82

“Old Fashioned” – page 36

Bourbon Drinks (Continued)

“Old Pal” – page 13

“Paper Plane” – page 50

“San Francisco” – page 37

“Stiletto” – page 14

“Waldorf” – page 8

 

Irish Whiskey Drinks

“Cameron’s Kick” – page 74

“Weeski” – page 54

 

Scotch Whisky Drinks

“Black Scottish Cyclops” – page 66

“The Blood & Sand” – page 15

“Bobby Burns” – page 38

“Cameron’s Kick” – page 74

“Dry Rob Roy” – page 15

“Mamie Taylor” – page 50

“Rob Roy” – page 13

“Salt in the Wound” (SMcG) – page 58

 

Brandy Drinks

“The 109th(SMcG) – page 79

“Brandy Scaffa” – page 65

“Champs Elysees” – page 21

“Classic Cocktail” – page 81

“Club Cocktail” – page 8

“Corpse Reviver #1” – page 80

“East India Cocktail” – page 46

“Fernet Cocktail” – page 84

“French Parade” – page 65

“Hoop La!” – page 56

“Japanese Cocktail” – page 63

“Lavender Sidecar” – page 62

“Robert Treat Special” – page 17

“The Sidecar” – page 3

 

Brandy Drinks (Continued)

“The Vanderbilt Cocktail” – page 41

“Vieux Carre” – page 31

 

Calvados & Apple Brandy Drinks

“Calvados Cocktail” – page 47

“Diki-Diki” – page 66

“Harvest Sling” – page 83

“Honeymoon Cocktail” – page 39

“Newark” – page 76

“Widow’s Kiss” – page 40

 

Tequila Drinks

“212” – page 72

“501” – page 60

“Bad Idea” – page 59

“East Village Athletic Club Cocktail” – page 39

“Eclipse Cocktail” – page 43

“Galliano Margarita” – page 3

“Loop Tonic” – page 28

“Margarita” – page 16

“Maria Antoinette” – page 76

“Rosebud” – page 52

“Rosita” – page 53

“Siesta” – page 51

“Tequila Sunrise” – page 10

“Zim Zala Bim” – page 71

 

Pisco Drinks

“Judgment Day” – page 78

 

Sherry Drinks

“Adonis Cocktail” – page 27

 

Vodka Drinks

“The Knit Knot” (SMcG) – page 14

Champagne Drinks

“Buck’s Fizz” – page 18

 “Champagne Cocktail” – page 18

“Death in the Afternoon” – page 18

 “French 75″ – page 18

“Mimosa” – page 18

 

Punches

“A Boy Named Brandy” (Champagne Punch) – page 61

Rum Drinks

“Havana” – page 9

 “Hemingway Daiquiri” – page 20

 “Mary Pickford” – page 2

“Nevada” – page 24

“Planter’s Punch” – page 33

“Sevilla” – page 26

“Sitarski” – page 29

 

Liqueurs & Bitters

Amaro

“Mia Rigazza” – page 64

Angostura Bitters

“Trinidad Sour” – page 56

Campari

“Americano” – page 32

Crème de Violette

“Violette Affinity” – page 75

Fernet Branca

“Mr. Clark’s Cane” – page 58

“The Bitter Handshake” – page 67

Limoncello

“Limon Sunrise” – page 4

Pimm’s #1

“Pimm’s Cup” – page 72

Hot Drinks

With hot cocoa

“Brigadier” – page 30

 “SMcG” denotes an original Scientist McGee cocktail

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2013 = 1 ; 2014 = 1+?

Happy new year everyone! I only posted one new blog entry in 2013, but I’ve stayed active on Twitter (@scientistmcgee) and Instagram (@scientistmcgee), as well as peddling vintage cocktail glasses on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/scientistmcgee).

My only 2013 post followed the birth of my first kid and introduced the “Little Man” drink I rolled in tribute to him.  As I assumed, from that point on I really have not set aside the time to write lengthy blog posts. That does not mean in any way that I have not been enjoying the art of drinking well and reading worthwhile cocktail books and literature this past year. I have certainly been doing that! In fact I think I’ve had more fun sharing my experiences on Twitter and Instagram, because it’s afforded me the opportunity to meet and interact a lot more with new friends and interesting folks who enjoy cocktails as well… such as Cori Paige (Under My Host), Dave Weglarz (StilL 630), Sara Graham (Dishcrawl St. Louis), Bill Foster (The Big O), and others on Twitter and Instagram such as @DrinkDMV, @WorthyBar, @AmuseDouche11, @The_Warthog and @TheDuke001.  Twitter and Instagram offer such an interactive forum, where there’s so much more back-and-forth and sharing between others I can learn from and enjoy with.  So much so that I got my first opportunity in 2013 to sell my Etsy vintage glassware in a face-to-face public setting because I met Sara Graham through posting pics on Twitter.

So needless to say, I’m certainly grateful for the role WordPress has played in this fun hobby of mine.  Without WordPress, there would be no “Scientist McGee”.  This is where my alter-ego and hobby persona was born.  It’s what encouraged me to foster and grow my interest, by allowing me to connect with others in the first place.  The cool thing is that according to my “annual WordPress report” below, my blog brought in 6,400 visitors, although I only had one new post.  That’s because what I write about and share isn’t “breaking news”… it’s got no “limited shelf-life” or “expiration date” of relevancy.  I write about a time-honored tradition that has been around for over 100 years, and hopefully will never go away… the cocktail.  And although new drinks will be concocted, and new spirits and cordials invented, as well as new methodologies in which to make new libations will be tried, the basics and fundamentals of making a good drink will outlive me.  That’s why I’m happy that what I’ve written about on this world wide web will always serve as a decent resource to others when googling subjects such as “chocolate bitters”, “yellow chartreuse” and “how much is a ‘dash’?”.  I love it when I myself google a drink recipe for reference, and my own blog pops up as a good resource!

So although 2013 has not been a busy year for me in regards to WordPress, it has in fact been a very busy year in my personal family life, as well as my drinking life over on Twitter, Instagram and Etsy.   So if you only see me on WordPress occassionally, thanks, and I’ll see you from time to time.  But if you want to join me over on these other sites, and enjoy drinks together much more often, it would make me very happy as well.

I can promise you one thing about WordPress, and that’s that I will have at least one new post in 2014.  Once a year, I post my updated “Scientist McGee Cocktail Menu” for my home bar, updating editions annually to include all the new drinks I’ve tried in the prior year.  Although I’ll need to find the time to do so, I do plan to post an updated year-end “cocktail menu” within the next month or so.

So stay tuned and keep your glasses chilled!

Thanks, SMcG

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.