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Two weeks after initially bottling up the first step of our bitters, it was time to move on to step 2. For this phase, we need to separate the solids from the alcohol by placing a cheesecloth-lined funnel over a new, clean jar. Strain out all the solids and squeeze the cheesecloth bundle to get […]

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South of the Border, West of the Sun 1.5 oz Monte Alban mescal 1 oz grapefruit juice 1 oz bell pepper syrup (see below) 0.5 oz Benedictine 2 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters Shake well with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit. NOTES: This one was a bit of a […]

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Since the last batch of bitters went over so well we decided to take another shot at it, this time with a little more risk in the flavors. Jen and I each made two jars for phase 1, and in 2-3 weeks we’ll separate and move on to phase 2. If anyone else is interested […]

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0.75 oz Pendleton Canadian Whiskey 1 oz  Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey 1 oz Art in the Age Sage 0.5 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot o.25 oz apple cider vinegar 2 dashes Bolivar bitters Shake ingredients well with ice and strain over a large ice cube. Garnish with a cherry. NOTES: Interesting, but not there. […]

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The Smoking Jacket 1.5 oz Sandeman tawny port 1 oz Island of Geese Islay Scotch 0.75 oz Grand Mariner 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters Baked apple slice Cinnamon stick Cut a thin slice of apple and put it in the oven on 400° for about 10 minutes. When the apple is done, take it out and […]

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It’s been a little while since we posted updates, sorry about that! It’s been a busy summer. Since the last post, we had another cocktail party to try out some of our more summer-y drinks on friends to see what’s working and what’s not. In addition to The Pennsyltucky and the Gatsby Swizzle, one of […]

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The Five-Toed Cat 1.5 oz Leblon Cachaça 0.5 oz Brugal Anejo rum 1 oz Spodee Muddle 2 maraschino cherries with 1 tsp sugar and 3 drops burlesque bitters in shaker. Add liquor, shake well and double strain into a coupe. Garnish with a cherry. NOTES: My first thought on drinking this was BOOZY. In terms of flavor […]

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Slow Learner 1 oz Bourbon (I used Elijah Craig) 0.5 oz Aalborg Akvavit 0.5 oz Benedictine 0.5 oz lemon juice 2 dashes Hella Bitters Wormwood 0.75 strawberry rhubarb syrup Shake ingredients well with ice and strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a strawberry and a lemon peel. NOTES: I […]

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High Road to Saffron 1.5 oz Cazadores Blanco tequila 0.5 oz Milagro Reposado tequila 1 oz mango lime shrub (see below) 1 oz Strega 0.5 oz seltzer water 2 dashes lime bitters Shake ingredients well over ice, strain into a coupe. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. NOTES: I’m a little sad I didn’t make this […]

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Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano 1 oz Rhum Barbancourt 1 oz Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum 0.5 oz Grenadine 2 oz unsweetened pineapple juice 2 dashes Scrappy’s Lime bitters 0.5 oz Wray & Nephew Overproof rum float Add crushed ice to a large tiki mug. Shake all ingredients except overproof rum well with ice and strain over […]

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