- 2 oz. Bodegas Maurodos Tempranillo.
- .75 oz. of Bitter Truth Sloe Gin.
- .5 oz. Mezcal.
- .75 oz. Tamarind Simple Syrup.
- .25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice.
- Brandied Cherries.
- Lemon Thyme.
- Add the ingredients listed above to a shaker.
- Add ice to shaker and shake.
- Strain into High Ball Glass.
- Garnish with Brandied Cherries and Lemon Thyme.
- Slap the Lemon Thyme to release the aroma.
The name of this Signature cocktail as Megan comes the title of a book written by Ernest Hemingway. This cocktail is a cobbler style cocktail – red wine based, smoke balanced with some sour. When you take your firs sip, take the time to enjoy it and you will taste the flavors burst in your mouth.
Unfortunately for Baltimore Mr. Rain’s Fun House is no longer with us. Megan has left Baltimore and is now performing her art in Charleston, South Carolina. So if you are in Charleston, South Carolina look up Megan Deschaine and she will make you some great cocktails.
•2 oz. Bodegas Maurodos Tempranillo.
•.75 oz. Bitter Truth Sloe Gin.
•.5 oz. of Mezcal.
•.75 oz. of Tamarind Simple Syrup.
•.25 oz. of Fresh Lemon Juice.
•Add the above ingredients to shaker.
•Add ice to shaker and shake.
•Strain into highball/long drink glass.
•Garnish with Brandied Cherries and Lemon Thyme.
•The Lemon Thyme you slap to release the aroma.
The name of this cocktail as Megan mentioned comes from the title of a book written by Ernest Hemingway. This cocktail is a cobbler style cocktail- red wine based, smoke balanced with some sour. This is a very delicious cocktail. When you take your first sip, take the time to enjoy it and you will taste the flavors burst in your mouth.
This is a Mr. Rain’s Fun House Signature Cocktail. Megan Deschaine is making the cocktail for us in this video. Megan is the head bartender at Mr. Rain’s Fun House. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and very passionate about it. Make a point to stop in Mr. Rain’s Fun House to enjoy their great food, and delicious cocktails.
•2 oz. Gin infused with Red Bell Peppers.
•.5 oz. of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice.
•.5 oz. of Honey Syrup.
•.5 oz. Cocchi Americano.
•Set aside a chilled Martini glass.
•Add Red Bell Peppers to shakers and muddle.
•Then add the remaining ingredients to shaker.
•Add ice to shaker and shake.
•Double strain cocktail into Martini glass.
Side Note: To make Honey Syrup.
•Equal parts water to honey. You could do 2 to 1 honey water. But equal parts make it easier to pour.
I.E. 1 cup of hot water (almost boiling) water to 1 cup of honey. Preferably clover honey, since it adds a nice taste.
•Add the honey then the water then stir until it combines well.
Megan Deschaine of Mr. Rain’s Fun House is the lovely bartender in our video. Megan has been in many of our videos. She is a great bartender and very entertaining. You will never get a bad cocktail nor be bored.
•1 oz. of Barr Hill Gin.
•1 oz. of Amontillado Sherry.
•.75 oz. of Pear and Anise Syrup.
•.5 oz. of Fresh Lemon Juice.
•2 oz. of Millstone “Harvest” Cider.
•Combine Gin, Sherry and Lemon Juice into a shaker.
•Shake and pour over crushed ice into a Collins glass.
•Add Millstone “Harvest” Cider.
•Garnish with Lemon Thyme and fresh fruit.
Side Note: How to make the Pear and Anise Syrup:
•1 cup of Sugar.
•1 cup of Water.
•1 cup of chopped Pear.
•2 oz. of Sambuca. Sambuca has the Anise.
•Place the Sambuca and chopped Pear in a saucepan on medium heat until they caramelize
•Then mix with sugar and water on medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes.
•Run through sieve, wait until it cools and you are all set.
This cocktail is a Mr. Rain’s Fun House Signature Cocktail, with Megan Deschaine in the video. This cocktail has a balance between the subtle flavors of honey present in the Bar Hill Gin, with the dry crisp sherry. The pear and anise syrup sweetens the cocktail, nice flavors for winter, with reminders of warmer weather.
•1 oz. Hayman’s Old Tom Gin.
•1 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambrey.
•1 oz. Dimmi Liquore di Milano.
•Chill cocktail glass and set aside.
•Add the ingredients to a mixing glass or a pint glass in the order listed above, EXCEPT the bitters.
•Stir the ingredients for about ten seconds.
•Pour the ice out of the cocktail glass and rinse the cocktail glass using the Lavender Bitters.
•To rinse the glass with the bitters roll the bitters around inside the glass and then pour out.
•Strain the cocktail into the cocktail glass.
•Garnish with a Lemon twist, snap the lemon twist and run around the edges, then add to cocktail.
•Garnish with Fresh Lavender, give it a smack then add to cocktail.
This cocktail from Mr. Rain’s Fun House is Lavender forward cocktail, a bit citrusy and has a very clean taste from Hayman’s Old Tom Gin. You will find that Mr. Rain’s Fun House will never disappoint your palate. If you are in town for the Grand Prix be sure to stop in for their delicious food prepared by Chef Bill Buszinski and one of the owners as well as their delicious cocktails prepared by Megan Deschaine. Mr. Rain’s Fun House has several other cocktails on this site, so be sure to look those up as well. You will also find one of the other owners Perez Klebahn always on hand, who is always happy to talk about his restaurant.
•1.5 oz. Oat Infused Scotch.
•1.0 oz. Yaegaki Nigori Sake.
•1 Bar Spoon Peach Preserves. (Bar Spoon is equal to a teaspoon, so you can substitute a teaspoon)
•.25 oz. English Breakfast Tincture.
•.25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice.
•Add ice to cocktail glass to chill and set aside.
•Add ingredients to shaker in order as listed above.
•Shake and empty ice from glass.
A pretty cool drink for Scotch, I hate Scotch and I really enjoyed this cocktail. If you listen Megan, she does a really good job telling you about this cocktail. Megan Deschaine is our mixologist in this video, and is pretty knowledgeable behind the bar. Mr. Rain’s Fun House is a restaurant in The American Visionary Art Museum, located in Baltimore, MD. They have a great Signature Cocktail menu. Really worth the visit, while in Baltimore.