Coupé

One of the more ingredient-heavy drinks I have ever made, but one of my favorite original cocktails I have ever made as well.  The Coupé combines tequila and a bitter citrus to make a great tequila based drink that is not sweet like the majority that exist.  The Aperol adds a delightful citrus-grapefruit flavor but…

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Scofflaw

I struggle a little with this prohibition cocktail.. and partly because I think my lemons are sour and my grenadine is not top quality (though decent).  Let’s be honest.. I’m not a huge grenadine fan to begin with.  Regardless, I figured I would give this cocktail a try since I’ve been on a rye ‘kick’…

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Southern Baptist

Ginger and lime, one of the best flavor combinations ever?  I would say so.  The southern baptist, which I found while browsing the interestingly named SquirrelFarts drink blog, combines both ingredients beautifully. Although rye seems like an unlikely spirit to use as the base for this one, the spiciness of the rye combines well with…

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Horse’s Neck

A classic cocktail that dates back to the pre-prohibition era, the Horse’s Neck is a classic combination of ginger and bourbon.  Many recipes exist, often substituting brandy for bourbon or ginger beer for ginger ale, but the basic combination of lemon, ginger, and spirit.  The addition of angostura adds a bit more complexity to the…

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Churchill Martini

The Churchill, also known as the bone dry martini, is just what it sounds like, a martini with no vermouth.  In Churchill’s words the correct recipe was to a glass of cold gin while looking across the room at a bottle of vermouth.  Although this isn’t really a cocktail, the guy was definitely onto something,…

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