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…

Manhattan Obscura

Manhattan Obscura 2 oz Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey 0.5 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina 0.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1 dash Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with cherry (preferably whiskey-soaked). Fall and Winter grapple for dominance as the days grow shorter. It’s the perfect time of year to go for…

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour 2 oz Lustau Fino Jarana Sherry 2 oz Tempus Fugit Kina L’Aero D’Or 0.5 oz apple cider 1/4 tsp Grade A maple syrup 3 drops Calendula extract Add ingredients to a double old-fashioned glass filled with ice and stir until chilled. Strain over a large ice cube into a 10 oz rocks…

El Cóctel de los Muertos

El Cóctel de los Muertos 1.5 oz Espolón Reposado 100 % Agave Tequila 0.75 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao 0.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice 0.75 oz copal-smoked raw agave nectar simple syrup (recipe below) 1 drop Calendula extract (I used Herb Pharm Whole Flower Calendula flower extract) Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish…

The Earl of Rum

  The Earl of Rum 2 oz Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 dark rum 0.75 oz Earl Grey simple syrup (recipe below) 0.5 oz Savory & James Deluxe Medium Sherry Amontillado Stir ingredients with ice, strain and serve in chilled punch glass. Garnish with a flaming orange twist. I’m more of a coffee than a tea drinker, but I…