Lucky Swizzle

Lucky Swizzle 1.5 oz Clement Rhum Blanc Agricole 1 oz Don Papa Rum 0.5 oz Velvet Falernum 3 oz Gingered apple, kale & lime juice  3 dashes Angostura Bitters Fill a 16 oz hurricane glass with crushed ice. Add ingredients, then swizzle until the outside of the glass is frosty. Garnish with a lime wheel….

Tin Fairy

  Tin Fairy 1 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 0.5 oz Absente Absinthe Refined Liqueur 0.5 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist. Ten years ago today,  Lucid became the first…

The Man Who Would Not Be King

The Man Who Would Not Be King 1.75 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1.25 oz Henriques & Henriques Malvasia Madeira 1/4 tsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry. President’s Day is tomorrow. Usually I’d be thinking about sales at…

The Underdog

The Underdog 0.75 oz Four Roses Bourbon Yellow Label 0.75 oz Marie Duffau Napoléon Bas Armagnac 0.75 oz  Casa Bacardi 8 years old dark rum 1 oz Ginger Peach Sweet Tea Simple Syrup (recipe below) 0.75 oz Prosecco 0.5 oz lemon juice 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Fill a mixing glass with ice, add ingredients and stir…

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…

Honey, I’m Home (Redux)

As I’ve had some unexpected travel this week, I thought I’d share my first post with my newer readers. It’s one of my favorites. As a bonus, I’ve added a short video showing how I use the Smoking Gun to make my tobacco-smoked honey simple syrup. Honey, I’m Home Recipe:  2 oz. Johnnie Walker Black…

Whiskey on Provence Thyme

Whiskey on Provence Thyme 1.5 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey 1.5 oz Manguin Farigoule liqueur 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 1.5 tsp thyme simple syrup ( recipe below) 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Pour ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir to chill. Strain over an ice globe in a chilled double old-fashioned glass….

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter At midnight, Harry Potter fans got a taste of what they’ve been yearning for since they finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — more. We took our ten-year-old daughter to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She may have been more excited than we…

Sazeracanac

Sazeracanac Recipe 0.5 oz Absente Absinthe 2 sugar cubes [1 tsp / 5 grams] 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters 3 dashes Angostura Bitters 2 oz Marie Duffau Napoléon Bas Armagnac Rinse an Old Fashioned glass with absinthe, fill with crushed ice and set aside. Add sugar cubes to a mixing glass, top with bitters, then use a muddler…

Squaller’s Delight

Squaller’s Delight Recipe: 2 oz. Laird’s Old Apple Brandy .5 oz. Gingered Sorghum Simple Syrup .25 tsp Sherry Vinegar 2-3 dashed Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with large ice cubes. No garnish. For some reason, I love saying the word “squall.” The good news about this is that it…

Honey, I’m Home

Nostalgia in a glass, Honey I’m home features Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky and tobacco-smoke honey simple syrup.