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…

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….

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’ 2 oz. 100 % Agave Tequila Blanco (I like Espolón) 1.5 oz. raw lemon rosemary syrup (begin 72 hours in advance) 1 egg white Shake vigorously without ice (dry shake), then shake with ice and strain into an 8 oz. coupe. Top with chilled California brut sparkling wine (I used Piper Sonoma Brut)….

American Sidecar

American Sidecar 1.5 oz Laird’s Old Apple Brandy 0.75 oz Cointreau 0.75 oz lemon juice 0.25 oz simple syrup Concentrated simple syrup & Pop Rocks as garnish Start by preparing your glassware. Make a concentrated simple syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water, then bring it to a boil. Let it boil until…

Honey, I’m Home

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