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The folks over at OXO were kind enough to send us a couple digital food scales with pull-out displays so we could try one out and give the other away, so we decided to use it to make some mango liqueur. We may have gotten a little carried away when Whole Foods had a sale […]

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We were lucky enough to have The Bitter Truth send us a little care package of bitters and liqueurs to try out and review: A travel kit of bitters including Jerry Thomas, Aromatic, Creole, and Celery (sadly, the orange didn’t survive the trip from Germany, but if we had to lose one, at least it […]

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1.5 oz Brandy 1 oz Raspberry Syrup 0.5 oz Creme de Cacao 0.25 oz St. Germain 2 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters 1 oz Heavy Cream Shake ingredients like crazy for about 20 seconds with cracked ice. Strain into glass and garnish with a raspberry. Shave chocolate onto the top of the drink. NOTES: Took a […]

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Speakeasy Cider

6 Cups Apple Cider 2 Cups SNAP 1 Cup Brandy 3 Cinnamon Sticks 1 Vanilla Bean 1 small handful of whole Cloves 1/2 Granny Smith Apple Take your half apple and cram all the cloves into the meat of it (shown below). Bring the cider, 1 cup of Snap, cinnamon, vanilla and your clove apple […]

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1.5 oz Brandy 0.5 oz Light Rum 1 oz Chai Syrup 1 Egg White 3 drops Molasses Bitters Shake ingredients WITHOUT ice hard as shit for about 15 seconds to work up a good froth. Add ice and shake for an additional 10 seconds and strain into a coupe. Make sure to get all the […]

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2 oz Brandy 0.5 oz Ginger syrup (here) 0.5 oz Grand Marnier 3 dashes of orange bitters Garnish with candied ginger Shake ingredients well and serve up with garnish. NOTES: Tried it first without Grand Marnier, but was too bitter. Current iteration slightly too sweet. Either use less Grand Marnier next time, or try triple […]

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One of the classics that I’ve somehow never had before. 1.5 oz Brandy 1 oz Brown Creme de Cacao 1 oz Heavy cream Shake vigorously with ice and serve up, topped with nutmeg. NOTES: I bought light cream like a dumbass, so it wasn’t as rich as I assume it should have been, but pretty […]

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Kind of a half-riff on the Honeymoon cocktail 2 oz Brandy 0.5 oz Triple Sec 0.5 oz Benedictine 1 oz Apple cinnamon syrup splash of seltzer Mix brandy, syrup, triple sec and benedictine in shaker with ice. pour over rocks in a tumbler. top off with a small amount of seltzer. probably garnish with an […]

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