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Gatsby Swizzle 1.5 oz Beefeater 24 gin 0.5 oz Rhuby 1 oz strawberry rhubarb syrup 0.5 oz lemon juice 0.5 oz lime juice Shake ingredients well and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and top with seltzer if desired. (I didn’t) NOTES: Extremely refreshing – went down like dangerous lemonade. The RHUBY really complemented […]

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Research: Tasting Our Gin

Spurned on by an article Jen was writing for The Drink Nation about gin, we decided it would be a good idea to pull all of ours out, line them up, and taste them in a row so we could compare the subtler differences of the — at a glance — similar spirits. We also […]

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1.5 oz Bluecoat Gin 0.5 oz Strega 0.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 0.5 oz lemon juice 3 drops Cinnamon tincture Shake ingredients well and pour over crushed ice. Top with soda (not too much. 2 oz max) water and stir briefly. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. NOTES: I liked this one a lot. I’m finding […]

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1 oz Bluecoat Gin 1 oz Limoncello 0.5 oz Amaro Abano 0.25 oz lemon juice 0.5 oz simple syrup 1 dash Orange bitters Shake ingredients well with cracked ice and double strain into a coupe. Garnish with a lemon peel. NOTES: Because the Lemon Poppy donut is fairly straightforward and I couldn’t think of a […]

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Untitled Gin Experiment #1 1 oz Plymouth Gin 0.5 oz Calvados 0.5 oz Cherry Heering 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth 0.5 oz Simple Syrup 0.25 oz Lime Juice Molasses Bitters Egg White Shake all ingredients (except for bitters) well for 60 seconds without ice to emulsify the egg. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a […]

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Foobooz is running a contest this week to come up with an official Philly cocktail, so naturally we thought it’d be fun to throw our hats in the ring and try to come up with something. I went with one on the fancy side, and one simple and dirty. It seemed appropriate.   Riot Punch […]

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Hot Water Music 2 oz Hendricks Gin 0.5 oz St. Germain 0.25 Creme de Violette 0.25 Getreide Kümmel liquor 2 dashes Angostura bitters Top with soda water Stir ingredients well with ice. Serve over small or crushed ice. Probably garnish with some kind of edible flower or something like that. NOTES: Tried to come up […]

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Still doing more experimenting with RHUBY here at HomeSpeakeasy!  Like I said yesterday, I was really excited to start mixing it with some gin as well as a tincture of peppercorns I made.  After letting the tincture soak for a day, I decided to throw all these things together and see what happened.  The result […]

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On Wednesday morning we learned that it was officially National Watermelon Day, and we just so happened to have a watermelon in the fridge, so it would have been unpatriotic to NOT make watermelon cocktails. Surprisingly, we tried three, and all three were pretty tasty. The watermelon juice was simple enough: Puree some watermelon in […]

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2 oz Bluecoat Gin 0.5 oz Ramazzotti Amaro 0.5 oz Lemon Juice 1 egg white 4 dashes West Indian Orange Bitters Shake everything but the bitters really hard for about 10 seconds without ice. Then add a couple cubes and shake for an additional 10 seconds. Strain carefully, making sure to get all of the […]

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