Random notes on alcoholic experiments

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...

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  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz Maraschino
  • 1/4 oz Creme de Violette

The only blue cocktail worth having.

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  • 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...

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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...

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Blood and Sandish

  • 1 oz Scotch
  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Liqueur de Pamplemousse Rose
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 ds Orange Bitters

Homemade ingredients: sweet vermouth, does orange juice count? (No, it doesn't.)

Basically, I replaced the cherry liqueur with grapefruit liqueur. The result is quite nice. Now...

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