Cocktail Hour: The Logger

24 May

I recently teamed up with Julie, the creative wizard behind Paleo Republic, to conduct a “blind cocktail experiment using vodka and five ingredients or less.” The experiment was pretty fun, and eye-opening; given the fact that I studied Russian for a good chunk of my school years I blindly assumed that a vodka drink should be inspired by cold weather. Julie, on the other hand, saw it as an opportunity to incorporate spring seasonal ingredients for the perfect BBQ drink. Check out her concoction, Pinkerton, right here.

My drink was created as a way of capturing the cold winters in the North. I thought my little touch of fresh rosemary really sealed the deal – it was like drinking a forest.

You’ll Need:
1 shot vodka
1 shot pure maple syrup
4oz hard cider
1 sprig fresh rosemary

Fill a glass with a bunch of ice (a hefty handful should be good). You need this drink to be COLD to remind you of those hard winter nights at the gulag/logging camp/men’s retreat. Pour in the cider, then the syrup, and then the vodka. Swirl around a bit, and stick the rosemary in as a garnish.

That’s it! I was pleasantly surprised (and a little alarmed) at how easily I was able to down this simple little drink. Of course, if you’re going to be drinking alcohol in any large quantity, I highly recommend the epic Highbrow Paleo Guide To Binge Drinking: Mitigating the Deleterious Effects of Ethanol on Health posts, which you can find here and here.

Let’s also not forget that some people consider pho to be the ultimate hangover meal – and for good reason considering the benefits related to bone broth!

4 Responses to “Cocktail Hour: The Logger”

  1. Alex Boake May 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Hmm, I definitely think I could handle one of these! …I mean, I love Maple Syrup! ; )

  2. Virginia October 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    What a great recipe! I typically prefer drinking wine, but this is outstanding. This article was an interesting read as well:


  1. Paleo Republic | Cocktail Hour: The Pinkerton - May 24, 2012

    […] Have you checked out Russ from The Domestic Man yet? You should, ‘cause things are about to go down… in a good way! No fisticuffs or cops involved, just delicious experiments that all will benefit from! We decided that it would be fun if we took one base ingredient, vodka, and no more than five ingredients, of our choice, and without sharing or trying to talk into giving up details what the heck would happen. No surprise that the results were cool but wowzers, how intensely different they are! Ice and an herb are about the only similarities outside of vodka. Go have a peek at his creation The Logger. […]

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