2 oz Calvados1/4 oz Mead3/4 oz Apple juice1/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tsp Cinnamon-infused honey*Garnish: 2 dried apple slicesGarnish: Cinnamon stickBring all of the ingredients to a boil while stirring occasionally.Strain into an Irish Coffee mug, and garnish with 2 dried apple slices and a cinnamon stick.
A classic vermouth cocktail from southern Italy, the Sorrentino brings sweet, bitter and citrus flavors together in perfect unity. Be sure not to skip the thyme sprig, which adds a whole other aromatic layer to the symphony.1 ounce sweet vermouth1 ounce limoncello3/4 ounce Camparisoda water, to topGarnish: thyme sprigGarnish: orange sliceFill a double Old Fashioned glass with ice.
This cocktail by Jesi Goodwin, a bartender at The Elysian Bar in New Orleans, was inspired by agua fresca, a light, nonalcoholic beverage popular in Mexico. Campari and bianco vermouth add both bitter and semisweet notes, peppermint and lime are cooling and fresh, salt amplifies the ingredients and cucumber bitters round it all out.
The best drink you’ll ever have in Haiti is at Hotel Florita in Jacmel. It& 39;s just a simple Rum Sour—rum, lime and sugar shaken on the rocks. And with a complex spirit like clairin, you don& 39;t need to add a whole lot else. Clairin Vaval comes from Distillerie Arawaks by Fritz Vaval, just a little more than half a mile off the southern coast of Haiti.
This Rickey by herbalist and cocktail specialist Lukas B. Smith at Washington, D.C.’s Cotton & Reed showcases the rum distillery’s allspice dram. “The lime juice and soda water show off the lighter side of dram,” says Smith.1 1/2 oz Cotton & Reed allspice dram3/4 oz Fresh lime juiceSoda water, to topGarnish: Lime wheelAdd the dram and juice to a Collins glass over ice.
Do you ever wish you had a personal sommelier, someone who knows your palate, orders wine for you and pours the perfect glass every single time? If that sounds like a dream come true, meet Somm by Synek, the invention you’ve been waiting for.Somm is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign, which reached its $100,000 goal less than 15 hours after its launch.
Chicago bar Best Intentions, now two years old, has all the hallmarks of a great dive bar: a long, comfortable bar and an outdoor space that feels like you’re hanging out in a friend’s backyard. Memorabilia and posters dot the dark-paneled wall, punctuated by a large yellow neon sign that reads “Fancy Cocktail Bar” on the beer fridge holding PBR and other decidedly non-fancy drinks.
A couple of years back, when Jim Meehan made the decision to relocate from New York City to Portland, Ore., every PDT devotee was placing bets on what kind of bar he’d open. But when details about his new spot began to surface earlier this year, all bets were off. Meehan wasn’t opening a bar in Portland—he was opening one in Chicago.
About Tullamore D.E.W. Irish WhiskeyFounder:Michael MolloyYear Founded:1829Distillery Location:County Offaly, IrelandTullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey Essential FactsTullamore D.E.W. is now the world’s second-best-selling Irish whiskey.The brand is currently building a distillery, which should be open by the fall of 2014.
When Allison Lindsey, the head bartender at Baltimore’s Bar Vasquez, is juicing cucumbers for this salty riff on the Bee’s Knees, she starts with no more than a teaspoon or so of sea salt per quart. “You have your sweet, your bitter, your salty and the aromatics,” she says. “It makes a great well-balanced cocktail and something a little unexpected.
About BowmoreFounder:David SimsonYear Founded:1779Distillery Location:Bowmore, Islay, Argyllshire, ScotlandMaster Distiller / Blender:Eddie McAffer, distillery managerBowmore Essential FactsWhile the distillery has a long history, the origins of the name Bowmore are unknown.In 1991, one of the brand’s warehouses was turned into a community swimming pool, which is heated with the distillery’s recycled hot water.
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