Key Cocktail

In response to the recent heat wave, the Key Cocktail is a nice refreshing combination of a traditional gin-citrus cocktail with a bit of an island twist.  The addition of the rum and falernum make this a nice cocktail to enjoy in the sun that has enough complexity to get past the basic gimlet base….

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High Plains Drifter

Like the 1973 Clint Eastwood movie, the High Plains drifter cocktail is a mix of how the old west is often portrayed;  bitter and both with a mellow citrus finish.  This variation of the drink is quite close to a Mexican Firing Squad (subtracting grenadine & adding Campari).  For those of you who are looking…

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Tacitus

Inspired by the Pliny’s Tonic, the flagship drink of Anvil, this is one of my first “original cocktails”.  In addition to being a personal creation, it also is able to showcase my homemade tinctures (these are not difficult, give them a try) which makes it a fun experiment for me as well. The ginger and…

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Havana Club 7 Años

So I have previously mentioned that I acquired a bottle of Havana Club 7 Años rum in my Cuba Libre post.  Not an easy rum to find currently in the states, although it will likely become more available as the Cuban sanctions continue to be loosened.  As I bought this more for sipping than mixing,…

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Red Buffalo

If you have been looking for a not-so-citrus, sweet drink, from our cocktail collection, this is it.  In my search for something herbal to add to the bar collection, I stumbled upon green chartreuse.  An ingredient that has popped up here and there in my travels around town to various cocktail bars; it was an obvious next choice….

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