La Floridita: Birthplace of the Daiquiri

My prized possession of 2019… a coworker of mine just returned from Cuba and brought me these coasters from the Floridita bar… the birthplace of the daiquiri and Ernest Hemingway’s personal watering hole.

#floridita #hemingway #daiquiri


Stanley Kubrick cocktail #2

Rough sketch in the Kubrick series #2… A Fidelio (which is a far, far reaching twist on a Sex on the Beach) made with 1 1/2oz @hendricksgin , 3/4oz lemon juice, 1/2oz @montellewinery peach eau de vie, 3 dashes simple syrup and 3 dashes of @bittercube Trinity bitters *shake with ice, then double-strain into a coupe* Add a lemon twist

#kubrick #fidelio #sour #eyeswideshut

Cocktails inspired by Stanley Kubrick – REDRUM

The first of six forthcoming Stanley Kubrick-inspired cocktails I’m creating… This one’s called “REDRUM” and features 1oz @angosturahouse 7-year aged #rum 1oz #cherryheering 1/2oz #limejuice 1/2oz #brandy 1/4oz @montellewinery #peachbrandy and 1/4oz #demerarasyrup *stir with ice, then strain into a cup filled with crushed ice* Add a cherry for garnish and a float of #grenadine on top.

#stanleykubrick #theshiningmovie #smcgoriginalcocktail

New Orleans and the Brandy Milk Punch

Back in St. Louis today after a week in New Orleans… there’s no reason I can’t keep the “one brandy milk punch every morning routine” going though, right?

Brandy Milk Punch: 2oz brandy 4oz whole milk 1oz simple syrup 1d vanilla extract *shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass* Garnish with nutmeg

#brandymilkpunch #noladrinks

Entertaining bourbon drinkers…

I’m looking forward to having friends over tonight, and I like to narrow the menu down to a few recommendations so if you’re like me and a hundred page menu like Cheesecake Factory’s overwhelms you, your drinking choices are made simpler.

Tonight our cocktail recommendations are narrowed down to these six tasty libations well-suited for most tastes, but each with something a little special for a special evening.

1) A classic Brown Derby for bourbon or rye lovers

2) A classic Whiskey Sour for a classic bourbon standard

3) A house specialty called a South Grand featuring a flair of ginger liqueur for the clear spirits drinkers

4) A 43 Flip for those who want a creamy eggy specialty and to try something a little less common with the Spanish Licor 43

5) A West Indies Sour for me when I tire of bourbon and gin, and want a change to brandy

6) A Preakness for Manhattan lovers but with an added special factor of Benedictine

#preakness #southgrand #whiskeysour #brownderby #westindies #43flip

2019 Drink Menu & Manual!

The Scientist McGee Drink Menu & Manual has been updated for 2019! Now in its 8th Edition, all of my drinks can be found in this nice and easy to print format.   This newest version features all new drinks as well as some typo corrections.  A brand new feature of this 8th edition is the newly added “type of drink” in the main Table of Contents, to make it easier to search for “sours” vs “cocktails” vs “flips” vs “fizzes” etc.  I hope you enjoy this collection as much I have, cheers!

PART I OF II: scientist mcgee’s drinks menu manual – 8th edition 2019 cover, setting the bar

PART II OF II: scientist mcgee’s drink menu & manual – 8th edition (2019) [recipes & index]



Up The Mississippi (from NOLA to STL)

There’s a real nice sense of connection between the great towns of New Orleans and Saint Louis, it seems to me. And I created this drink to pay tribute to that spirit – an “Up The Mississippi”.

2oz @sazeracrye

3/4oz @benedictineliqueur

1/2oz @montellewinery peach #eaudevie

4d @bittercube #Trinity #bitters

*Stir with ice, then strain into a chilled coupe*

Garnish with a lemon twist.

#nola #neworleans #stlouis #peachbrandy #smcgoriginalcocktail #smcg