I Think I’m Falling for You

I Think I’m Falling for You 2 oz Bacardí 8 Años Rum 0.5 oz ginger-infused grenadine (recipe below) 3 dashes Angostura Bitters 1.5 oz Graft Farm Flor Rustic Cider Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Top with cider, and stir gently to combine. Garnish with grated nutmeg. I…

Rye Smile in a Birch Forest

Rye Smile in a Birch Forest 2 oz Michter’s US 1 Single Barrel Straight Rye 0.5 oz Foss Björk Birch Liqueur 1/2 tsp birch syrup (substitution = 1/4 tsp molasses & 1/4 tsp maple syrup) 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir to chill, then strain into a double old-fashioned glass over large ice cube. Garnish with an…

Honeysuckle Rosé

Honeysuckle Rosé 2 oz Gruet Rosé Brut sparkling wine 1 oz honeysuckle-infused vodka (recipe below) 0.5 oz lemon juice 1/2 tsp simple syrup 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters Combine vodka, syrup, lemon juice and Peychaud’s in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top with Rosé Brut and stir…

Summer’s Last Hurrah

Summer’s Last Hurrah 1.25 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin 0.75 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth 0.75 oz Plum Thyme Syrup 0.25 oz lemon juice 1/2 tsp Campari Shake and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a sprig of thyme. It’s 7:55 pm and it’s already dark. The last two peaches I ate were mealy. Yep. There’s…

Day Drinking in the Dark

Day Drinking in the Dark 1 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 0.5 oz Don Ciccio i Figli Amaro delle Sirene 0.25 oz Cointreau 0.25 oz balsamic vinegar Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist cut to rest on the ridge of your glass. Special glasses? Check….

The Angeleno

The Angeleno 1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin 0.75 oz Amaro Angeleno 0.75 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur 0.5 oz lemon juice Shake and strain into chilled coupe. No garnish. As anyone who’s been there knows, Southern California forces an aesthetic on its landscape. It’s as if the flora are competing in a beauty contest where the…

Smoky Peach Margarita

  Smoky Peach Margarita 1.5 oz Espolón Reposado 100 % Agave Tequila 0.75 oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 0.25 oz Cointreau 1/2 grilled peach, preferably freestone 1.25 oz Basil Limeade Concentrate pinch of salt Pour ingredients into a blender with 7 standard ice cubes and blend on high until no chunks remain, then serve in a 12 oz glass….

The 2017 Saveur Blog Awards

Since starting tippledpink in March of 2016, I’ve shared my inspirations, stumbles and successes along the way to creating 58 (!!!) original cocktails. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have. I’m hoping to spread the word to a larger audience, so I’m throwing my hat into the ring for the 2017 Saveur…

Pommetini

Pommetini 1.5 oz Gin de Neige 1 oz Rouge Gorge White Cider Vermouth 1 tsp Campari 1/4 tsp cider vinegar Pour ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice, stir for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass (unless you have a cocktail glass with a fleur-de-lis, in which case, use that.) No…

Palo Santo Boulevardier

Palo Santo Boulevardier 1 oz Bulleit Bourbon 1 oz Campari 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 1/4 tsp Palo Santo wood shavings Pour ingredients into a small saucepan and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Load the The Smoking Gun™ * chamber with Palo Santo wood shavings, tuck the flexible rubber tube under the plastic wrap, turn…

Mango Sticky Nice

Mango Sticky Nice 3 oz Tozai Snow Maiden Junmai Nigori Sake 3 oz Mango Nectar 1 oz Tombo Shochu/Soju 0.75 oz Thai coconut syrup Shake the bottle of sake before measuring, then pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, shake for 20 seconds, then strain into a 12 oz collins glass filled with ice. Garnish…

Tiki Negroni

Tiki Negroni 1 oz Don Papa Rum 1 oz Campari 1 oz Lillet Blanc 0.5 oz Velvet Falernum 2 oz freshly-squeezed orange juice Place ingredients in blender with 10 standard ice cubes and blend until no ice chunks remain. Garnish with orange wheel. People are having too much fun with Negroni Week for me not…