Making Old Fashioned cocktails with three different bourbons turned into a Goldilocks and the Three Bears kind of story. First Goldilocks muddled two orange wedges and 2 maraschino cherries way too hard. Too fruity! Next Goldilocks used an orange slice and cherries as garnish with no muddling. Not fruity at all! Finally, Goldilocks muddled gently and the Old Fashioned turned out just right, the perfect balance of fruit, bitters, and bourbon.
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Amaro and the Italian American
Two bottles of Italian liqueurs have been languishing in the liquor cabinet and threatened with drain pouring and bottle recycling by the Keeper of the Cabinet (aka spouse). “Oh, noooo…” say I in my best Mr. Bill impersonation. But what will we do with Amaro Montenegro and Amaro CioCiaro? First, we taste. Amaro is aContinue reading “Amaro and the Italian American”
Mule Drink Lab
We’ll compare a couple of Mule recipes using Bulliet bourbon.
Apple Cider Cocktail Lab
A few years ago, on a whim, I spiked my Saturday afternoon tea with a splash of Irish Mist and found it quite tasty. I’ve also experimented with adding bourbon or whisky, including cinnamon-flavored Fireball, to apple cider. So this drink recipe with tea and bourbon is a natural.