Monday, August 27, 2012

Something Bitter This Way Comes

Cheers Armen! Happy Birthday! I'm making one of these for you when you come over for your birthday cocktail.

1 1/2 oz Rye
1 oz Amaro, CioCiaro
1/2 oz Sweet vermouth, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
2 ds Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
  pn Salt (kosher)

Stir, strain, cocktail glass. Orange peel garnish.

Friday, April 13, 2012


This was great. Best Corn n Oil variation I've had. I'm planning on
trying and writing about a few variations soon. The Corn n Oil can be
a bit "thick". The Wray and Nephew cuts it quite a bit.

1 1/4 oz Gosling Black Seal (I used Cruzan Black Strap)
1/4 oz Wray Nephew White Overproof 63°
1/2 oz Forgotten Flavours Falernum (I used Velvet Falernum)
1 dash sugar syrup (quite a bit more, 1/2 oz?)
3/4 oz lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass.
Garnish with two lime wedges.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Walla Walla Bing Bang (aka the Witch Doctor)

Happy Valentines Day and Happy Birthday to my sister!

2 ounces Amontillado Sherry

½ ounce Grand Marnier

½ ounce Spanish brandy (such as Cardinal Mendoza)

½ ounce simple syrup

½ ounce orange juice

3 dashes orange bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice for 2 minutes and strain. Garnish with an orange twist.