1 1/2 oz Old Tom Gin [Hayman’s]
1 oz Etrog Liqueur [Sukkah Hill Spirits]
1/2 oz Gential Amaro [Lo-Fi Spirits]
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon leaf.
Monday was the start of one of the less splashy Jewish holidays, Sukkot. It’s a holiday that celebrates the last harvest of the year, and the three walled structure, called a sukkah, represents the temporary dwellings constructed by farmers in the field. The inside is decorated with, among other things, leaves from date, myrtle, and willow trees, as well as etrogs. These are fruits from the citron tree, and are one of the original citrus fruits from which all other citrus originated. Continue reading
1 oz Ramazzotti
1 oz Averna
1/2 oz Ginger Liqueur <King’s Ginger>
1/2 oz Rock and Rye <Hochstadter’s>
Stir with ice, strain into an empty rocks glass (for whatever reason, I love when amari are served down, just seems to fit). Garnish with orange twist.
It’s time for another Mixology Monday! Our host this month is Stacy Markow (be sure to check out her eponymous blog) and she has selected digestifs as the theme. More specifically, she challenges us to “explore the vast combinations that can be found by discovering and making cocktails from ingredients known for their digestive properties. Rather timely since, as she puts it “…this time of year is known for calorie laden holiday meals surrounded by family and friends “. Continue reading