Rosita

Since Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow in the little town in PA, I figured it was save to assume that Texas would be seeing early pool weather (aka Texas spring)!  It’s also been a while since I’ve made anything with tequila or Campari, so this Rosita cocktail sounded fitting.  From an ingredient standpoint, this…

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Martinez & Boker’s Bitters

In the latest adventure of ‘bitter’ discovery, I decided to reference the bitters book I’ve been hooked on, and see what recommendations they had to offer on Boker’s bitters. The first recipe that caught my eye was the Martinez, a transposed gin martini with a dash of spunk.  Boker’s bitters carry an interesting and intense complexity…

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Surf & Turf Cocktail

While I don’t full understand the name of this cocktail, Surf & Turf Cocktail,  ended up being a delicious refreshing and light cocktail.  No aged boldness or spiciness to this one (though I’m sure this is quite evident given the ingredients).  As most of my cocktail experimentation is based on what my cravings are for…

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Fanciulli

Fanciulli is an not so well known variation that stems from the typical Manhattan cocktail recipe.  Traditionally, a Manhattan has Angostura bitters which provides some aromatic anise, cinnamon, and herbal flavors to compliment the rye and sweet vermouth.  However, the addition of Fernet Branca, a strong bitter liquor adds a totally different, almost methanol kind…

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