This post is a part of a series that will profile participants in the Hiram Walker Gingerbread Cocktail Competition and their drink entries. The winner of the contest will be announced the week of Thanksgiving.
Jacob Grier’s blog is a well-written site chock-full of interesting insights, but it’s difficult to describe or label because it covers so many subjects—a few of which are coffee, wine, libertarianism, magic and weird sea creatures.
Somewhere in the midst of all that there’s some good talk about cocktails.
What kind of person would blog about this strange mix of topics? Well, Jacob describes himself as “a freelance writer, barista, and bartender. He writes, eats, and drinks a lot. He recently left a political life in Washington, DC for better things in Portland, OR.”
My guess is Jacob will be covering cocktails more often since Portland is known for its craft cocktail scene. Click through to see what’s top-of-mind lately.
For the Hiram Walker Gingerbread Cocktail Contest Jacob whipped up this number, an untitled cocktail that’s simple yet decadent.
The Untitled Fall Dessert Drink by Jacob Grier:
2 oz Scotch
.75 oz Hiram Walker gingerbread liqueur
.5 oz whipping cream
Shake over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
I love drinks I can make in a pinch with just a few ingredients on hand & I like the combination of gingerbread and scotch here. Thanks for the recipe, Jacob!