I am bored. Let’s put things in a glass.
I got the Bufala Negra off a website because I wanted to DIY with balsalmic. It’s OK, but a bit flat for all the ingredients. I used Buffalo Trace and dry basil – perhaps it would taste different if I used fresh basil and a drier whiskey (although this drink was dry enough). I’d like to try a version with tomato juice instead of ginger ale and perhaps a Pisco base.
The Transmetropolitan is my own thing inspired by The Queer Alternative‘s upcoming event Liberté! Egalité! Cabaret!. I’ve tried to make a stereotypically gendered drink queer and add an extra element to make this less binary. Sazerac Rye + Cointreau + Cranberry Juice + celery bitters. It works very well, evoking both drinks simultaneously. You only need one dash of celery bitters, else it becomes too overpowering, but it adds an extra dimension. Still, I should have something in my cupboard to bring the mystery third element in better. Ginger liqueur? Something spicy? Something sweet? Port reduction?
I need a bigger bar.