When your OH is a chef and tells you that on your (incredibly rare) days off he is going to cook all kinds of wondrous things, you feel a slight (actually make that a HUGE) sense of guilt that you're really not bringing anything to the relationship. Yes, I chose wines to go with the meals in question, but choosing a wine doesn't really match up to all the prep that goes into a really special meal. I therefore decided I needed to make a cocktail.
I asked him if he wanted a 'tried and true' or something made up, he chose the latter (I later made the former), and he decided (I assume because he had spent the day before cooking doing woodwork in the garden) that this cocktail should be called 'The Carpenter'
A little while ago, I wanted to make Tony & I a cocktail, and, inspired by my recent riff on a daiquiri for our cocktail of the month at Copper & Ink, I pulled a few bottles from our bar and created a little something. I asked Tony what he thought it should be called. He said 'Kevin'. So here you are, folks. The Kevin....
50ml Spiced Rum (I used Rum Bothy)
25ml lime juice
25ml Creme de mure (I love Mure Liqueur)
Blackberry for garnish