Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Cocktail of the Week: Q Is For Quentin
And Queen Of Hearts

This week's "Q" cocktails were Quentin and Queen of Hearts. The Quentin cocktail contains the following:

1 1/2 ounces dark rum
1/2 ounce Kahula coffee liqueur
1 ounce light cream (I asked for less)

1/8 tsp. grated cinnamon

Combine the rum, Kahula and cream in a shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Put on the Cadillac hood ornament you ripped off the neighbor's car, knock back a few before getting into the Pussy Wagon and passing out.

The Queen of Hearts is a raspberry concoction which I invented. It would make a nice Valentine's drink down the road:

2 ounces Chambourd raspberry liqueur
1/2 ounce brandy
Club soda

Pour over ice in a highball glass. Fill with club soda.
Garnish with raspberries.

I have been reading about a very sophisticated drink that's been around forever called the French 75. I finally had one today. It consists of:

Juice of lemon
2 teaspooons powdered sugar
2 ounces gin
Chilled Champagne

Stir, then pour into champagne flute. Decorate with lemon slice, orange or cherry. A votre santé.


Blogger ThaiMex1 said...

WOW!!! I could handle a drink that has dark rum as an ingredient!!!


9:49 PM  
Blogger Megarita said...

I like the sound of all of those! Are you a secret bartender now?

8:35 AM  
Anonymous washingtoncube said...

No. I've been doing a cocktail of the week for some time now. At the beginning of the year, my friends and I were jokingly discussing New Year's resolutions, and since I don't drink much, I made my resolution to have a cocktail per week, with the understanding it would have to be something I had never drank before. Everyone was amused at someone resolving to drink rather than not drink. One of my friends suggested I drink alphabetically several times throughout the year, just for a different twist. One more mindless activity in a string of them that I pursue.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, Cube. I take the challenge. I'm going to pick up some Kahlua and fresh cinnamin and make that Quentin. I wonder if I have "Quentin's Theme" on CD or tape somewhere.


9:09 AM  
Anonymous drew said...

I'm trying to make my flu/cold dead tastebuds come up with the imaginary taste of gin, sugar and champagne. Not for the meek or uninitiated!

Perhaps I'll wait until a time (soon, I hope) where phlegm isn't the main ingredient.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous washingtoncube said...

The French 75 isn't for sissies, Drew. It was...stringent. Despite a listing of sugar, it was very tart.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Might I inquire as to where you obtained the Cadillac medallion?

12:26 PM  
Anonymous washingtoncube said...

Son of a B. After I posted that photograph, I said to myself, "Phil is going to zoom right in on the fact that it's a real hood ornament." You caught it, Phil. I KNEW you'd notice it. Shaking head and laughing. And I'm not answering until my lawyer gets here.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Well, if you wish to dispose of the evidence, I will gladly take it off your hands.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Phil: I originally got my ornament from the J.C. Whitney Automotive catalogue which is something car customizers use for restoring old cars. I checked their online catalogue today, and they didn't seem to carry it anymore. However...I checked on eBay. Go to search and type: Cadillac hood ornaments, and you will see several for sale, including one like I have.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Complacent Chase said...

Yummy drinks, Cube!
Before New Year's Eve you should list all of the drinks you have tried and put them on your blog so everyone can make them for their parties.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous washingtoncube said...


As a little group project to fill those idle moments, my friends and I made up a web page of holiday cocktails, punches, nogs, etc. for the winter party season. I'll try and remember to do a piece on it and supply the link at the beginning of December.

5:33 PM  
Blogger KOB said...

I almost never order mixed drinks, but your work has me curious. They do sound like fun. My problem is I would try all three at once, and then order a second round, just to be sure.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got the ingredients. I'm afraid to try it on a weekday (the Quentin), because we knoooooow that thai can't handle his liquor. Friday night looks like a good time to try.


9:26 AM  
Blogger Complacent Chase said...

I would do the same KOB...one has to be sure that they taste good. I prefer trying drinks three times...it's a charm thing, ya know!

3:43 PM  
Blogger ThaiMex1 said...

OOOOWEEEE! K and I tried the Queen of Hearts drink at Marty's on Barracks Row on CapHill. Gotta tell you that the bar didn't have any cinnamon so the 'tender substituted the sprinkle of cinnamon with cinnamon schnapps. THAT was one SWEET drink. It was a good taste but it was hard to discern the many flavors. It is wise to lighten up on the cream when mixing the drink.


6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thaimex missed an important detail in his comments. Having eaten nothing all day, Tbai ordered the drinkie as well as lunch. Drinkies came first. That cocktail-head sips the sweeeet drink and then says, "Whoo. I can feel that!". Infamous drink-wussy that he is, I had to finish his Quentin.


1:00 PM  
Blogger the kitchenette said...

Do any of these have your cocktail-of-the-week approval?

12:47 AM  
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