Widow’s Kiss

Widow’s Kiss… Don’t worry folks, he’s still alive but the sweetness of the drink may have almost killed both of us.  This herbal-forward sweet drink has a touch of cinnamon and clove as a finisher both otherwise it’s straight up sugar.  I don’t normally make drinks this sweet but I felt like I had to…

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Monte Cassino Cocktail

Reminiscent of the Last Word, another chartreuse forward cocktail, the Monte Cassino has a bit of depth that is discovered as you drink it.  The mix of the two herbal liquors has a very complex flavor profile, that seems to hit you a little differently every sip.  With the sweetness of the benedictine the rye…

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Up to date

Like most pre-prohibition cocktails, this sherry-forward ‘Up to date’ cocktail is quite mellow and easy sipping.  The recipe comes from a pre-prohibition book written by a German bartender in New York, that contained famous recipes such as the gin-based Aviation.  It’s a 1 to 1 ratio of rye (or bourbon) to Amontillado sherry, with a…

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