Chances are, if you’ve ever been to our house, Jack has made you a drink. He’s my resident mixologist, my go-to margarita-maker, my provider of holiday punch, and he can whip up a liquor-less libation that doesn’t seem lacking, too. We love a good cocktail, and Jack loves making them.
For Christmas this year, Jack received a beautiful book of craft cocktail recipes, and he was itching to try some out. We had friends over on Friday evening to play games (Fictionary) and taste test.
I’ve been stuck in a hand-lettering rut, and have vowed to broaden my typographical horizons this year; while Jack was mixing, I sketched out a rough version of the first recipe of the night, inspired by the hand-written recipes in the book.
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is, by the way, quite tasty, and would make an excellent brunch beverage. Pictured above is the Tequlia Boulevardier, which is confusing, I realize, but I was too busy enjoying the first round to photograph.
On Saturday I returned to the sketch and, after a bit of tidying, finished it in ink.
It’s far from final, since I free-handed without lines to guide spacing, but it’s a break from my go-to copperplate variation, and that’s a start. Cheers!
image credits: Union Jack Creative