What do you think about this new series, MDB Cocktails? MDB stands for My Dish is Bomb, of course! I’m feeling pretty excited about this series, because I’d like to think my recent purchase of a cocktail shaker means I’m finally an adult. MDB Cocktails is a thing, and it’s going to stay a thing!
Bars featuring specialty house cocktails are becoming more and more of a trend in Winnipeg these days. Is it like that in your city, too? You can pretty much guarantee that if you go to the latest hipster haunt, you’ll be able to purchase something unique and fancy schmancy (like dandelion bitters…whaaaat?) for your drink of choice at a reasonable price. And when I say reasonable, I mean a young adult with a minimum wage job can afford one here and there, so they’re dirt cheap. 😉
As I mentioned in this post, whiskey is growing on me. With increased exposure, I really hope to appreciate whiskey straight from a glass. Kind of like jazz and modern architecture, I think that the more you know about whiskey and the more you’ve experienced it, the more you like it.
This cinnamon sweetie cocktail is playful and flirty, and I can’t help but smile when the flavour of a cinnamon heart rolls across my tongue. A splash of orange juice and a generous helping of ginger-ale keeps this cocktail approachable for the tentative whiskey drinkers (I’m right there with you!), while the hit of cinnamon whiskey is strong enough that true whiskey fans will be pleasantly surprised.
This weekend I went to go see a friend of mine DJ (we have a DJ academy for women in Winnipeg — isn’t that cool?) and as this cocktail would have been the perfect drink for the night, I almost asked the bartender to make me one. I think you’re going to love it! Enjoy 🙂
- 1 navel orange
- 2 oz fireball whiskey
- 1 can ginger-ale
- Using a sharp paring knife or a channel knife, make two orange twists by holding the knife firmly against the orange peel and twisting the orange in a half circle while you continue to firmly press with the knife. Slice the orange in half and using a citrus juicer, extract the orange juice. Alternatively, you can squeeze the orange juice directly into the cocktail shaker with your hands.
- In a cocktail shaker, add some ice cubes, the whiskey, and a generous splash of freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 oz). Shake! Divide the cocktail between two short rocks glasses, and top with ginger-ale. Serve.