I don't make my way to Gordon's in Waltham as much as I'd like to (wait, that didn't sound very good) but when I do, I almost always walk away with something new. This time, it was Cynar 70 Proof. Cynar, one of my favorite amaros, is generally bottled at 33 proof. Cynar 70 is, naturally, turned u...
- 750 ml white wine
- 20 cardamom pods
- 20 juniper berries
- 5 cloves
- 1 star anise
- 1 tsp rooibos
Crush the cardamom pods and juniper berries and break up the star anise by hand. Add the dry ingredients and the wine in a lidded pot and bring to a boil....
- 2 oz Rye
- 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 oz Cynar
- 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
- Garnish: Cherry
Homemade ingredients: sweet vermouth, brandied cherry.
This Manhattan variation is one of my favorite cocktails. The recipe calls for Maraschino cherry syrup, but I like to skip the middle man and us...
In preparation for batch #19 of my sweet vermouth, which I will be making this weekend, I thought I'd better give a quick overview of batches 1-18.
When I first decided to make my own vermouth, my plan was to begin with as few ingredients as possible, and then start filling in missing flavors. Af...
I suppose I shouldn't feel too upset over Diageo butchering my last name. I also shouldn't take so much pride in taking so little of their money. Could one be contributing to the other?