Monday, March 10, 2014

Introducing the MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge

Welcome to the new MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge.


It’s my new, irregularly recurring, special feature designed to help all of my regular FOMs and guests mellow out and shed the stress of the day’s events that everybody is tired of talking about . Each visit to the Twilight-Nocturne Lounge will feature a special cocktail of the day and a performance by one of my favorite, usually jazz, artists performing one of my favorite songs. If this doesn’t help you relax, you’re probably a liberal.

The MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge only features one specially selected cocktail for each performance, butt feel free to BYO, alcoholic or non.  I’ve  heard that even a well mixed smoothie can work for chilling out. If you do BYO,  feel free to share your mix with others in the lounge. And maybe I’ll feature it in an upcoming lounge night. Also in the future, I may add snacks!

So join me now, if you please, for the grand opening of MOTUS’ Twilight-Nocturne Lounge.

My cocktail for this evening is the Old Fashioned:

The “Old Fashioned” is possibly the first drink to be considered a cocktail. The recipe is so old that it was called a “whiskey cocktail”until about 1869 when newfangled mixed drinks forced purists to order the “old fashioned” way of making a whiskey cocktail.

1.5 oz Rendezvous Rye
1 tsp sugar
3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Lemon wheel
Whiskey cherries (or maraschino, in a pinch)

Add 1 tsp sugar (Demerara if you have it) into a shaker, and add 3-4 dashes of bitters. Use a muddler to make into a paste. Then add 1.5 oz High West Rendezvous Rye. Add several ice cubes and stir well to chill. Strain into an old-fashioned glass, add 2 or 3 big ice cubes. Then a lemon wheel and whiskey cherries to garnish. (Some people prefer a splash of club soda in their old-fashioned, which is fine, butt not traditional.)

When your cocktail is served, dim the lights and hit play. If you’d like another, catch my bartender’s eye, nod slightly and point to your glass. Then, hit rewind and do it all over again.

Without further adieu, please welcome my special guest performer, Frank Sinatra:


Frank Sinatra: That Old Feeling

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