New Braunfels

A personal variation on the New Brunswick but with a certain Texas spin on it.  Particularly that this employs deep red Texas variety or grapefruit (the Rio Red), which is much more sweet and less bitter than the ones that come from Florida.  If you have ever tasted anything made by Texans this would come…

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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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The Buck Cocktail

The Buck Cocktail comes in 2 versions, Bourbon or Rye, but in this case we’ll focus on the Rye version.  This cocktail was inspired by the creation at Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston where I fall head over heel for their Rye Buck this EVERY time.  They have a house-made ginger beer that’s cranked…

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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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