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Distinguished Spirits  Making great cocktails at home for amateurs, enthusiasts and everyone in between. Click the link below for the latest video. Cheers! 🍸

WINCHESTER
(Recipe by Brian Miller of @thepolynesiantikibar)

The all-gin tiki drink. 🍹 This one was made with @fordsgin, @haymansgin Navy & Old Tom, @stgermaindrinks, Grapefruit, Lime, grenadine, ginger syrup, @angosturahouse bitters with a slice of lime and @luxardousa 🍒 for garnish, served in a killer mermaid tiki mug from @shimaceramics. It’s a wild, complex drink and unexpectedly tiki for something made entirely with gins for the base. Okole Maluna!
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https://youtu.be/VJjH9h-SUeA

REMEMBER THE ALIMONY
(recipe by @dangbaum)

This is the last day of #NegroniWeek and I wanted to end it with this modern drink that’s not quite a modern classic but still found on the occasional cocktail menu in NY (like @raineslawroom). I’ve had luck getting bars with great cocktail programs like @herzog.muc and @trickdogbar to make it on demand. It’s basically a Negroni variation that should fit right in with the current low-ABV menu trend. Check out the video for more info (link in bio). It’s made with Gin, @cynararg, Fino Sherry and an 🍊 twist. The drink was written about in @robertosimonson ‘s book, 3-Ingredient Cocktails.

It’s definitely a refreshing apéritif I’d love to see on more west coast menus. Cheers!
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#gin #cynar #fino #sherry #jerez #orange #twist #low #abv #lowabv #negroni #variation #remember #the #alimony #trick #dog #mission #sf #sanfrancisco #cocktail #off #menu #drink #sunday #drinks #cocktails #cheers

Normally I don’t do these things, but I felt compelled pour the poor man’s replacement for Anthony Bourdain’s favorite bourbon. RIP

https://youtu.be/mox0atnBL6U
RED HERRING

Next for #NegroniWeek is another original Negroni variation. It started as a kind of coffee Negroni and moved further by swapping in Singani and adding a dash of bitters.
I originally used aromatic bitters, but more recently I started hitting it with chocolate bitters and it pairs wonderfully.

This drink is chocolatey and floral and bitter and a little sweet. It’s made with @singani63, @stgeorgespirits NOLA Coffee Liqueur, @campariofficial, @angosturahouse bitters (or sometimes @scrappysbitters chocolate bitters) and three @luxardoofficial 🍒 for garnish. Check out the video for more info. (Link in bio.) This build of the drink also uses an owl 🦉 cocktail pick as a little nod to one of my favorite movies and books, L.A. Confidential. If you’re familiar with the story, you’ll know the connection.

The ice sphere in the picture is clear, but the bright red color of the cocktail refracted through it at that angle to make it look red. Cheers!
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#singani #campari #coffee #liqueur #boozy #coldbrew #cold #brew #NOLA #negroni #week #cherry #garnish #original #cocktail #drink #home #bar #mixology #cocktails #drinks #huge #perfect #clear #ice #cube #friday #cheers

https://youtu.be/-TbfbIgVVaQ

SCOTCH LODGE
(Recipe by @tommytweed)

#NegroniWeek continues with one of my favorite Scotch drinks that I wish I could find it at more bars. This one, too, strays pretty far from its roots, but the result is spectacular.

This drink was created by Tommy Klus. It was a twist on another drink he invented called the Black Lodge. Both drinks were an allusion to @twinpeaks. Check out the video for more info (link in bio). The drink is made with @benromach Peat Smoke (a really smoky Scotch), @cynararg, @combierusa Rouge (🍒 Liqueur), @puntemes_it (slightly bitter Sweet Vermouth), Orange Bitters & 🍊 Twist.
This drink is kinda like a big, complex Boulevardier with smoke.
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#smoky #scotch #whisky #benromach #peat #smoke #cynar #puntemes #cherry #liqueur #orange #bitters #twist #huge #perfect #clear #hunk #of #ice #oldfashioned #glass #inspired #by #twinpeaks #cocktail #drink #cheers

https://youtu.be/yUewKkRbIDc

BITTER STEMS

Next up for #NegroniWeek is a drink that started as a Negroni variation and moved a step further...out of necessity.

This drink was first made with 🇦🇷 Fernet and it was named after an Argentinian film noir, Los Tallos Amargos. Check out the video for more info (link in bio). The strong flavors of Singani (which is kinda like a Pisco on steroids), Antica and Fernet work so well together because they are all so dominating. You can try it with pisco or another vermouth, but they might get lost in the undertow of the Fernet and you might have to adjust the ratios.

Made with @singani63, @anticaformula_official, @fernetbrancaarg and an orange twist. Ideally, it’s supposed to be made with Fernet Branca from Argentina, which is darker, more bitter, but still minty. It’s hard to come by in the States. So, what I like to do for this one is make it with a 50/50 blend of @fernetbranca and @cynararg in place of the Argentinaian Fernet. An even better combo is 3:1 US Fernet Branca and @fernet_amargo.vallet. Vallet is EXTREMELY dark and bitter. It’s close to the Argentinian version but not as minty. And unfortunately, it’s not always the easiest to come by in bars.

If you like Negroni variations, you should give this one a try. It might be up your alley. Cheers!
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#singani #sweet #vermouth #fernet #orange #twist #cynar #fernetbranca #argentina #arg #vallet #negroni #variation #nickandnora #glass #cocktail #drink #home #bar #cocktails #drinks #filmnoir #film #noir #wasted #wednesday #cheers

https://youtu.be/fzAiWYehSQ8

BARREL-AGED REDRUM

Here’s the next entry for #NegroniWeek.
This drink is not exactly a Negroni variation, but it’s kinda like a Remember the Maine meets a Negroni with rum. The original Remember the Maine had the option to be garnished with a lime zest and was made in Cuba where the lime zest in the mixing glass technique came from. This technique brightens the drink up with that citrusy pop, but does not dilute it or make it as tart as the juice would.

I created this drink around late 2016. The drink was inspired by The Shining and was built from the name up. The drink is semi-sweet and approachable but doesn’t totally shy away from its bitterness. It’s funky and citrusy and tempting.

It’s made with @denizenrum Dark Rum, @campariofficial, @combierusa 🍒 and 🍊 liqueur. Aged in @bluegrassbarrels for 30 days. Then stirred with ice and a lime zest before being double strained and served neat in a rocks glass. Come on out and take your medicine!
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Happy #NegroniWeek everyone!

https://youtu.be/GAUHvhM2Pz0

Kicking it off with a familiar face. A barrel-aged Negroni is an incredible thing. It changes the flavors in interesting ways, but maintains the underlying characteristics of the cocktail’s flavor.

The Negroni is an interesting cocktail mystery. It started around the turn of the century as a generic term, Americano, which was what the Italians took to calling a combination of Vermouth, Amaro and Gin (or Whiskey). Those drinks were referred to as Americanos because Americans would have Italians mix vermouth and amari that way, which was foreign to the Italian sensibilities of drinking Vermouth or Amari straight.

Then the combination of Vermouth, Campari and Gin started popping up in the 1920’s, under several different names. Negroni was first found in print curtsey or Orson Welles. Check out the video for more on the history of the drink. (Link in bio)

This one was made with @thespiritguild Gin, @campariofficial and @anticaformula_official that was aged for a month in @bluegrassbarrels. Shout out to @jeffmorgen for helping to popularize the practice of barrel-aging cocktails. Cheers!
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#barrel #age #negroni #gin #sweet #vermouth #campari #orange #twist #oak #ex #bourbon #barrelaged #cocktail #drink #huge #perfect #clear #hunk #of #ice #rocks #glass #cocktails #drinks #mixology #home #bar #cheers

A new video drops tomorrow. Here’s a little teaser. See you mañana.

50 year old Armagnac? Don’t mind if I do.

https://youtu.be/ydx9zwZawgQ
REMEMBER THE MAINE
(via @trickdogbar)

This is the last one of the Trick Dog series. An under represented classic, this drink is basically a fancy riff on a Manhattan.
It’s made with Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Cherry Liqueur, Absinthe and either a lemon or lime twist. It’s fascinating what a difference a garnish makes.
It was created in Cuba in 1933 during the midst of Batista’s first coup. The fighting reminded the bartender of the American rally cry from the Spanish-American War, hence the name. Check out the video for more info (link in bio). Cheers!
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BULKHEAD
(via @trickdogbar)

An excellent low-ABV cocktail from the Trick Dog Airways Menu, the current themed menu, which looks like an airplane safety card that should be stowed in the seat in front of you.

This one is made with @lagitanahidalgo Oloroso Sherry, @singani63, @cardamaro, vanilla, sarsaparilla and 🍋 juice. It’s light, refreshing and dangerously sippable. Cheers!
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