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 Lucien Gaudin

Named after Lucien Gaudin, a French fencer (what other fame were you expecting?), who won two gold medals at the 1928 Olympic games.  Likely a prohibition era cocktail due to the time of his fame, and based on the ingredients it would make sense. From a quick search I am not sure how many of…

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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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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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Ragged Company

If you crave Manhattans then you’ll love this drink, Ragged Company.  It’s a cleaner, sweeter version that brings out the smoothness of the sweet vermouth and add a refreshing orange yest kind of finish.  The addition of Benedictine, made from 27 herbs and spices originated in France, brings a balance of herbal, crisp and fruity.. and it’s on…

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