Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Cocktail - Pink Creole

Pink Creole, originally uploaded by Experiment 33.

1 1/2 oz golden rum
1/2 oz lime juice
1 tsp cream
1 tsp grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Ideally garnished with a rum soaked cherry. All of our limes have been tart lately so I added 2 extra tsp cream and 2 extra tsp grenadine and it was a wonderful cocktail. I could see this as a brunch cocktail, though it was fine in during happy hour.

From Playboy's Bar Guide 1971

Drinks of Hawaii, vintage recipe book

Tiki Central Forums - Topic: Drinks of Hawaii, vintage recipe book (image heavy)

Great scans of this funky cocktail book, from 1972.

Via Eye of the Goof

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bar Keeper Silverlake: Barware Shop in California

Bar Keeper Silverlake
Website full of great barware, with an extensive vintage collection and absinthe gear for sale. Here are a few pieces that caught my eye.

Via The Liquid Muse

Photos: The Little Professor MP3 player | Crave : The gadget blog

Photos: The Little Professor MP3 player | Crave : The gadget blog
Little professor children's electronic quiz game turned into MP3 player.

remember it now?

Via Aslin28

Cat Bishop "Recycling fine junk into so-so art"

Cat Bishop "Recycling fine junk into so-so art"
Fantastic artwork made of recycled stuff. I'm seriously contemplating this piece for myself:
Mr Magic Cocktail

Monday, June 25, 2007

Music for Hangovers

Music for Hangovers, originally uploaded by lpcoverlover.

Musta been some party.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday Cocktail - Fort Lauderdale Cocktail

Fort Lauderdale Cocktail, originally uploaded by Experiment 33.

Couldn't resist trying this cocktail when I flipped open my Playboy's Bar Guide from 1971.

1 1/2 oz Golden Rum
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Lime Juice
1 slice cocktail orange in syrup

Shake with ice and pour over rocks in a pre-chilled old-fashioned glass.

I've never run across a "cocktail orange in syrup," so I supose it means to soak an orange slice in simple syrup, which I did. I found this too tart at first, so I added a very tiny splash of simple syrup, squeezed my orange slice, and stirred a little more. That's when it became a very easy Golden Hour cocktail.


New Look and New Features - Experiment 33.2

I've been wanting to update the look around here for a while, so stop on by if you're checking this via a feed reader and please let me know what you think.

Did you like the old photos better?

Check out the random sites in the sidebar. These widgets are set to scroll a random link to a:

  • friend's website/blog,
  • cocktail recipe I've selected,
  • cocktail blog,
  • or retro themed blog.
If you want to pause the scrolling, click the pause button in the upper right corner. Want to be added to one of the sections,? Leave a comment or drop me a note.

Want to listen to some exotica music? Click the player at the bottom of the first sidebar. Also let me know how the music is, if you use it.

The bottom sidebar is navigational. First you can search for all posts with a specific label. Seeing this I'm going to reduce the number of labels in the future to just a few. And notice how you can expand or contract the archives using the triangles.

I'm going to save the Friday Cocktail for later this evening. Feel free to check a random cocktail from the sidebar, or my posts labeled cocktail in the meantime.

Please leave some comments and let me know what you think.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Chrysler's in-car phonograph | Crave : The gadget blog

Chrysler's in-car phonograph | Crave : The gadget blog

Available as an option on 1956 Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge, and Plymouth models but quickly phased out due to the inevitable skipping problem and columbia records only agreement. Another pic and more details if you follow the link.

Via Bedazzled!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

johnny dollar's vault: mixology, 70's style: i'm a SoCorpio..

johnny dollar's vault: mixology, 70's style: i'm a SoCorpio..
Mixology Page 01
Great flickr set of swingin 70s cocktail recipes related to zodiac and Southern Comfort.

Now, *that's* a margarita maker...

Not how I prefer my cocktails made, but given the situation and the ingenuity, I had to pass this along. Three more shots at the flickr photoset.

Via boingboing

eBay: RARE PLAYBOY DC-9 BIG BUNNY HEFFNER PROTOTYPE &EPHEMERA (item 250131947792 end time Jun-24-07 11:00:00 PDT)

eBay: RARE PLAYBOY DC-9 BIG BUNNY HEFFNER PROTOTYPE &EPHEMERA (item 250131947792 end time Jun-24-07 11:00:00 PDT)
Fantastic lot of playboy airplane stuff. Lots of great photos. I'm a little partial to this one

since I have a set of those pump dispensers.
Decanter Set

Via boingboing

Monday, June 18, 2007

Belated Friday Cocktail - Hawaiian-Fashioned

Hawaiian-Fashioned, originally uploaded by chipandandy.

Busy at the Hukilau this weekend and forgot to post a Friday Cocktail. Here is my newest concoction. I made this up to use Chip's homebrewed Hibuscus Liqueure. This is similar to an old fashioned, hence Hawaiian Fashioned.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Reggie was getting quite worried by the behaviour of his flat-mate,

Bathtub Gin is for drinking, not banjo and bathing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Hukilau 2007

The Hukilau 2007

Starting tomorrow night we'll be spending the weekend steeped in all things tiki!

Modern Mechanix � How to handle your car when you’re loaded

Modern Mechanix � How to handle your car when you’re loaded

I hope you had to scroll down to see what that image was really about. From the always interesting Modern Mechanix blog.

BTW, been super busy at work and home lately. Had a great visit from by brother and sister-in-law a few weeks back, then I was in Kansas City for a conference for a few days. Kansas City was very nice, clean, but very empty for a city. I'm guessing that it must be spread out, because I was downtown and had no trouble crossing streets anytime with or without the aid of traffic lights. Posting should be more regular next week.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Cocktail - French 75

French 75, originally uploaded by Experiment 33.

I've been wanting to make some champagne cocktails for a while now and last night we cracked open a bottle to give it a go. The French 75 was by far my favorite and will be in the repetoir.

3/4 oz Gin (I've become partial to Plymouth's)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Sugar Syrup

Place Maraschino cherry in champagne flute. Mix first 3 ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into champagne flute and top with champagne.


Friday, June 01, 2007

The Friday Cocktail - Santiago or Bacardi Cocktail?

From "The Calvert Party Encyclopedia" page 33 (1960)

2 oz. light rum
2 dashes grenadine
4 dashes lime juice (which I interpreted as about 1/2 a lime)

I shook this up in my Boston shaker that uses one of those vintage glasses that has recipes on the side as the glass half. As I strained the drink, I noticed that the recipe on the glass for the Bacardi cocktail is the same with 1/2 tsp of sugar and only one dash of grenadine (and presumably Bacardi rum). Either way a tasty treat.


Go there, see the wonders of a clip art based board game where the objective is to meet a member of the opposite sex (can't imagine they'd allow anything else), go steady, and finally get engaged. All while avoiding the evil video store. You must see the pictures and commentary.