Random notes on alcoholic experiments

  • 2 oz Scotch
  • 1/2 oz Drambuie
  • 1/2 oz Cynar
  • dash Amer Picon

Homemade ingredients: Amer DeHainaut, Drambuie

I omitted Peach Bitters from the drink, since I don't have any. The recipe (from Kindred Cocktails) also suggests Macallan 12, which I'm not quite prepared to mix on a weeknight. To...

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  • 2 oz Rye
  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Amer Picon
  • 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • Garnish: Cherry

Homemade ingredients: Sweet Vermouth, Amer DeHainaut, Cherry

The Internet has informed me that it is National Margarita Day, not that I asked. Nothing at all against the Margarita. As long as i...

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Anything that uses bitters as a primary ingredient is worth a try in my book.


  • 3/4 oz Rye
  • 3/4 oz Peychaud's Bitters
  • 3/4 oz Herbsaint
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • Garnish: lemon peel

Source: Fred Yarm, via Kindred Cocktails

Homemade ingredients: simple syrup

I skimped on the sugar, but it is...

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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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