Bijou

The Bijou, a cocktail named after the french word for jewel, or rather 3 jewels, is the perfect blend for this aperitif: Green Chartreuse as Emerald Sweet Vermouth as Ruby Gin as Diamond All mixed in equal parts with a dash of orange bitters, this drink is a perfect mix of mellow and vibrant.  It…

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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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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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