Imperial Cocktail

Although I have seen a few cocktails bearing the name “Imperial Cocktail”, this is a variation I find that is a good mix of sour and refreshing.  Although this is essentially a gimlet with the addition of Aperol, I would recommend against using all Rose’s lime juice as it adds a bit too much sugar….

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Loophole

The Loophole is a drink that is analogous to the early discussed Trinidad Sour that essentially replaces the Angostura with Peychaud’s bitters.  This drink replaces the clove-cinnamon like herbal flavor with the slightly sweeter more anise-medicinal flavor of Peychaud’s. This is a bitters-forward cocktail that you don’t see very often but is a definite must-try…

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Bourbon Dynasty

Cocchi Americano vs. Lillet: the on-going debate.  Both aperitif Italian wines have been vying for the spotlight in many famous cocktails since the Cocchi Americano’s (est. 1891) US country wide release in 2010.  Vesper, as made famous by James Bond’s Casino Royale, and Corpse Reviver, a prohibition style cocktail, both originally contain Lillet.  However, nowadays,…

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Pompano (#2)

On a recent trip to restock the cordial collection, I finally broke down and bought Grand Marnier.  It’s something that’s been on my ‘wish list’ for way too long, so I wanted to break it in right.  I took an original recipe that I stumbled upon with an ingredient list consisting of orange juice, sweet…

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Negroni Variations

Ahh the negroni, such a classic drink.  One of the drinks that people either love or give you crazy looks for ordering because “It’s so bitter!”.  The drink itself follows a very basic 1-1-1 “equal parts” recipe, comprising of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, and Campari.  Obviously a recipe like this opens itself up to countless variations…

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