手机APP下载

您现在的位置: 首页 > 英语听力 > 国外媒体资讯 > 密歇根新闻广播 > 正文

密歇根新闻广播(MP3+文本): 向我们怀念的餐厅和酒吧工作人员致敬

来源:可可英语 编辑:alice   VIP免费外教试听课 |  可可官方微信:ikekenet
  下载MP3到电脑  [F8键暂停/播放]   批量下载MP3到手机
加载中..

There's a bracing herbal, minty, chocolaty, funky, bitter Italian liqueur (an amaro) called Fernet Branca. It became wildly popular among people who work at bars. It's often used in cocktails, but if you're a bartender visiting another bar, your colleague might pour you a shot as a greeting, a bartender's handshake. During these days of the COVID-19 pandemic, let's call it a "bartender's elbow bump."

"If the bartender really likes you as a customer, they might pour you a Fernet shot. If you've never had a Fernet shot, just be warned. You might think they hate you, but they actually love you," explained Tammy Coxen of Tammy's Tastings.
As I mentioned, it is bracing.
In honor of those in the restaurant and bar industry, Coxen decided to share the Toronto with us. It's a twist on the Old Fashioned, the original cocktail.
"We are making this today kind of in solidarity for all the folks in the restaurant and bar industry who are really struggling right now," Coxen said.
It's really rough with restaurants closed to dine-in customers and bars closed.
The Toronto is one of my favorite cocktails and one of the very first I learned to make at one of Coxen's cocktail classes about eight years ago. My first sip of a Toronto reminded me of the aroma you might get from a cedar cigar box.
It's rare that I can look at the bottles on the counter where Coxen mixes drinks and immediately know what she's going to mix. I did this time. A bottle of Long Road Distillers Straight Rye Whisky, a bottle of Fernet Branca, Angostura Bitters, and an orange.
"Even though this is called Toronto, I wouldn't use most Canadian whiskeys," Coxen said, adding, "Any American rye whiskey works really well here."

You can use a Canadian rye whiskey if you can find one.

Cheers.jpg


Toronto
2 oz rye whiskey
1/4 oz simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish: orange peel
Add liquid ingredients to a mixing vessel. Add ice. Stir long enough to dilute and chill. Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Express the oils from the orange peel and drop peel into the glass.
That first Tammy's Tastings cocktail class I took was called "Stirred, not Shaken." As the class learned that night, if there are no cloudy ingredients, the drink should be stirred.
"That's right. No citrus in here. So you want to stir it with ice for a good long time, even though this is kind of a riff on an old fashioned it's not served on the rocks," Coxen said. "You want to make sure that it's as cold as you want it to be when you are finished making it, because it'll never get any colder after that."
When I took a sip, it definitely was the Toronto I remembered. I mentioned to Coxen that I find it a really comforting drink.
"You might be the only person to ever describe Fernet as comforting," she responded.
To me the Toronto is a reminder that so many of the folks that we turn to for these lovely drinks and for the great food that we're all probably missing right now are having a hard time.
"Now, more than ever, I think those of us who are mixing drinks and cooking at home can recognize the work that the cooks and the bartenders and the dishwashers, especially the dishwashers, do in restaurants and bars. So, yeah, our hearts goout to all of you," Coxen said.
There are a lot of relief funds being made available to help them make it through this period.
Cheers to all our friends we miss.

重点单词   查看全部解释    
relief [ri'li:f]

想一想再看

n. 减轻,解除,救济(品), 安慰,浮雕,对比

联想记忆
vessel ['vesl]

想一想再看

n. 容器,器皿,船,舰
n. 脉管,血

 
stir [stə:]

想一想再看

n. 感动(激动,愤怒或震动), 搅拌,骚乱

 
rough [rʌf]

想一想再看

adj. 粗糙的,粗略的,粗暴的,艰难的,讨厌的,不适的

 
funds

想一想再看

n. 基金;资金,现金(fund的复数) v. 提供资金

 
sip [sip]

想一想再看

n. 啜饮
v. 啜饮,啜

 
strain [strein]

想一想再看

n. 紧张,拉紧,血统
v. 劳累,拉紧,过份

 
colleague ['kɔli:g]

想一想再看

n. 同事

联想记忆
recognize ['rekəgnaiz]

想一想再看

vt. 认出,认可,承认,意识到,表示感激

 
original [ə'ridʒənl]

想一想再看

adj. 最初的,原始的,有独创性的,原版的

联想记忆

发布评论我来说2句

    最新文章

    可可英语官方微信(微信号:ikekenet)

    每天向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料.

    添加方式1.扫描上方可可官方微信二维码。
    添加方式2.搜索微信号ikekenet添加即可。

    页面底部区域 foot.htm