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Triggers Snackbar January 24, 2017

Triggers Snackbar January 24, 2017

Top to bottom, left to right (note that some bottles are hard to see behind others): Laphroig 10 Year, Cask Aged Dewars Iwai Rittenhouse Rye bottled in bond Old Overholt Rye St. Germaine New Amsterdam Gin Sombra Mezcal Hellbender Bourbon Flor de Cana extra seco Rum...
Sort of a Meridian Daiquiri

Sort of a Meridian Daiquiri

I got my new coupes today (Libbey, 4 for $15 from Amazon) and thought I’d make a daiquiri to celebrate.  The recipe came from Death & Co—a Meridian Daiquiri by Joaquin Simo—which called for 1.5 oz Aquavit and .5 oz Scarlet Ibis rum, neither...
Amaro Sour

Amaro Sour

This is from Amaro, the new book by Brad Thomas Parsons. I made it because Amy went out with a friend, which means she didn’t get to try it. (But when she saw the photo she said she was ready for one.) .75 oz bourbon 1.5 oz amaro (I used Averna) 1 oz lemon juice...
Flamenco

Flamenco

This is called a Flamenco. Sherry, Genever, Orgeat, orange and lemon juice, angostura. I’m not a hero, I just did what anyone would do. Amy loved it. I found the recipe in my Death & Co book. That’s really the book that got everything started for me. I...
New ice in the works

New ice in the works

I’ve read a lot about the importance of having good ice in cocktails but it seemed impractical. It wasn’t until Amy and I went to The Lawrence here in Atlanta (Midtown) that I really saw the effect of a beautiful, clear chunk of frozen water. The...
Porter Flip

Porter Flip

Yum. 2 oz CioCiaro Amaro 1 oz Porter 2 dashes angostura bitters 1 egg Fresh nutmeg for garnish Dry shake, add ice and shake...
First try with charcoal

First try with charcoal

This is: 1.5 oz gin .5 oz St. Germain .25 oz CioCiaro .75 oz lemon juice .25 oz Demerara syrup Egg white Pinch of activated charcoal Dry shaken, then shaken with ice, double strained, garnished with blue sprinkles, given to Amy, who pointed out that perhaps the amaro...
The Bay Rum

The Bay Rum

This is the first drink I made with St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram, or pimiento dram. I got the recipe from┬áThe Drunken Botanist┬áby Amy Stewart. According to this book, the reason it’s called “pimiento dram” is because the Spanish settlers saw...
Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor

I made this for Amy for fun, Mr. Potato-Heading it from this “Ho Monkey Hula” recipe at Tales of the Cocktail. The first drink with the orgeat I made. It was really delicious, mildly fruity, even a little creamy. I dunno. The variety of ingredients...