I have been looking for an excuse to try coopering. Apparently, there are some vermouths that are barrel aged. That vague statement is good enough for me, but before I actually start coopering barrels, a serious undertaking, I am trying an experiment to see if it's really worth it. I am starting...
Maraschino Cherries are disgusting.
With that out of the way, here's what I've tried as an alternative:
Rehydrated Dried Cherries
The quickest solution is to soak dried cherries in equal parts brandy and Maraschino Liqueur. About a month later, you will have a slightly shriveled, but very del...
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/4 oz Maraschino
- 1/4 oz Creme de Violette
The only blue cocktail worth having.
- 1 oz Rye
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz Amer DeHainaut (Or nearest equivalent. Use Amer Picon if you must.)
Homemade ingredients: Sweet Vermouth, Amaro
I put this together because I wanted to showcase the Amer DeHainaut (I guess that's really what I'm calling it now) but didn't feel like making...
This work in progress amaro is based on Jamie Boudreau's emulation of Amer Picon, called Amer Boudreau. Here's the thing, I have never tasted Amer Picon, and it is quite possible that I never will. Instead, what I am trying to recreate is Bigallet China China, which according to Kindred Cocktai...