Industry Sour

I came across the Industry Sour on Esquire’s website while searching for ideas to combine two of my favorite ingredients, Chartreuse and Fernet.  Although not often seen together in many cocktails, these are two ingredients that make so many cocktails themselves.  It was this fact that made it seem natural to me that the two…

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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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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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Penguin in Bondage

The name is a bit strange, I know, but I stumbled upon a Penguin in Bondage after impulse buying a fifth of black strap rum… Cruzan Black Strap Rum to be precise.  Black strap rum has a great spiced, molasses flavor that is a familiar ingredient in a lot of dark rum tiki drinks & can…

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