Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:24 PM
You might be a cocktail snob if..
You've been eyeing the Mai Tai (Hawaiian Style), but hadn't decided to crack open your bottle of Lemon Hart and try it until John said it was good..
John, I had been looking at it, but I wasn't sure about the orange juice and pineapple juice. I'll have to try it though, as well as the Mai Tai swizzle if I can get my hands on some falernum. I think sourcing all of the syrups and infusions is going to be the main sticking point in giving all these Tiki cocktails a try. That, and finding a reliable way to crush ice..
Ooh, I thought of another one..
..if you keep a canvas bag and giant wooden mallet in your kitchen for the sole purpose of crushing ice, and are confused when guests don't immediately understand what they're for..
..you've broken a tile on your counter top while crushing ice for a cocktail..
"...which usually means underflavored, undersalted modern French cooking hidden under edible flowers and Mexican fruits."
- Jeffrey Steingarten, in reference to "California Cuisine".