27 Mar


Strong drinks, strong woman. See how powerful I’ve become? Lifting whole boulders I am. And…lifting a microphone again. Next Monday April 1st I’m doing stand-up again at the Comedy Store, 9pm. Yikes.

What goes with comedy? Drinks, dang it.

Recently in all my mixing it up at home I’ve made awesome things, and made drafts of blog posts for them. Then before I can post them, boom, another big popular site like Bon Appetit will feature the same drink and I see little point in posting my “discovery”. Last time it was the New York sour.

SO! I am posting the Godfather AND the Dobbs, and actually kind of hope they show up everywhere. After I post this. Then I can pretend like it was all me, trailblazer that I am.

The Godfather.

Can I get a fuck yah?
It’s like an amaretto sour for people who are awesome.
If amaretto sours had bourbon in them.

Godfather from the Bartender’s Choice app, in my own words
2 1/4 oz. bourbon
1/2 oz. amaretto
2 dashes angostura bitters
Put a big ass ice cube in a chilled glass. Add everything. Everything. Stir. Sip.

And now the Dobbs! Can I tell you the happiness of not spending 30 bucks for a bottle of Fernet Branca that it would take a lifetime to use? I was so happy to see a tiny sized one, since about a teaspoon, if that, is all you need.

If you make this: Don’t be designated driver.You might be drunk on the Dobbs. Brought to you by the letter D and me, the letter after D, E.

Dobbs from The Bartender’s Choice app, inspired by Short Order, and garnished by moi
2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. sweet vermouth
A goodly rinse of Fernet Branca
2 cherries, but only if they are tasty ones like Luxardo
Chill the cup you’d like to drink from and a cup to mix in.
Pour somewhere between a dash and a dosage of Fernet into the drinking cup and rotate to coat the sides and bottom. There should be a very, very tiny bit of Fernet, but don’t dump it. In the mixing cup add the bourbon and sweet vermouth. Add ice, give it a good stirring, then drain into the drinking vessel. Drop in the cherries. Delightful. Done.

11 Responses to “Strength”

  1. milkandhoneyontherun March 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Ooh doing stand up comedy! That sounds like so much fun but you must be so brave to get up on stage and do it 0.0

    I hear you about people posting recipes of the stuff you just recently made up. It’s like really, is there anything new to post. It’s something I see in science too. It’s hard to come up with a new breakthrough because all of the easy to answer cool questions have been answered. Now science has become very routine and it’s hard to discover something mindblowing.

    • Ellen March 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      Yeah, I guess nothing is new anymore. From reading your blog it sounds like there are still a lot of things you research that would be big news to us non-scientists though!

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Bou Shin @ Shin's Vegan Lovin' March 29, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    I didn’t know you did comedy – that’s awesome, Ellen! I want to do some stand-up myself, one day. I also want to do a little bartending too! ^.~ Hehe

    • Ellen March 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

      Tee-hee, crack a joke or two while you mix up these drinks and you’ll be on your way to doing both;)

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. sippitysup March 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Very inspired and I haven’t seen these anywhere else yet. GREG

    • Ellen March 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Yea! The app I found them in, Bartender’s Choice has a pretty swell listing of drink recipes.

      Sent from my iPhone

  4. Ameena April 2, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    So impressed…can’t think of anything more brave then doing stand up. You are inspiring me Ellen!

    • Ellen April 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      Thanks Ameena! Yeah I think I may be a masochist cause last night was okay, not as great as the last time, but I agreed to go up again in a couple weeks and I’ll probably be in an insane state of terror until then!

      Sent from my iPhone

  5. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) April 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    You have such big ovaries, slinging jokes and drinks with the best of ’em! SO PROUD OF YOU!

    • Ellen April 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      Thanks! Big ovaries-haha, I might jut have to steal that one. You sure you’re not a comedian too?;)

      Sent from my iPhone


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