Hot Brown Derby

2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit 1 dash of grapefruit extract 1 oz Bulleit rye 1 Tbs of agave 1/2 medium jalapeño For an intense grapefruit flavor, try adding some grapefruit extract in addition to fresh squeezing grapefruit.  This drink is somewhere between a ‘Brown Derby’ and ‘Hot Blooded’… The spiciness of rye and jalapeño take…

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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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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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Trinidad Sour

The Trinidad Sour is a refreshing bitter drink with a hint of sour and spices.  The name comes from one of the main ingredients, Angostura bitters.  Manufactured off the coast of Venezuela, this top trade secret recipe and the few who know it’s recipe take it secrecy very seriously.  Much like the how the members…

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