Down to the Studs
1 1/2 oz Rock and Rye [NY Distilling Company]
1/2 oz Cider Syrup
1/2 oz Besamim [Sukkah Hill Spirits]
1/2 oz Cranberry Liqueur [Grand Ten]
Few dashes house apple bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass (preferably one from a vintage/thrift store). Garnish with apple slices.
I’m coming up on two years of running this blog and instagram account. As a result, I’ve made some great friends online who I’ve never actually met. They often start fun campaigns in which the rest of the drinkstagram community can participate. This week, I want to talk about the #sendgoodwill campaign. Sasha @sashadallasgirl and Charlie @elementshrub came up with the idea to buy some vintage glassware from a thrift store, then send that glass around the country for other folks to use. They even encouraged others to start a rotation using whatever glasses they could find. Continue reading
Spirit of the Game
1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila [Lunazul]
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth [Dolin]
1/4 oz Pickle Juice
Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with pickle slices.
A few weeks ago Matt @theamateurmixologist put together an event for the drinkstagram community. He wanted everyone to help celebrate International Day of Peace (Sept 21) by creating a cocktail that, in some way, captures the spirit of peace. After thinking about different ways to capture this theme in a glass, I eventually turned to sports for my inspiration. Continue reading
Strongly Worded Letter
1 oz Mezcal [Fidencio]
1 oz Amaro CioCiaro
1/2 oz Dry Curacao [Pierre Ferrand]
1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry [Bodega Lustau]
Stir with ice, strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Well, it’s been a few weeks since Amaro Week ended, so I think I’m ready to get back to the bitter stuff. I used this event as an excuse to by a bottle of Amaro I had my eye on for a while, Amaro CioCiaro. When I got Brad Thomas Parson’s Amaro book last year, I immediately tagged this bottle. He described it as mildly bitter, with a strong bitter orange flavor prevailing and some warm caramel undertones. I was sold (also, that label!). Continue reading