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Re: DIY Craft Cocktails

Postby kimm » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Update: We are having an awesome time experimenting on a minor level.

Orange bitters are a'brewing and a kiwi vodka infusion is almost ready. In addition, we invested in more bar stock and downloaded a free cocktail app, and have been doing "craft" takes on those recipes. It's a good time of the year to be using fresh fruits and making simple syrups. A basil-ginger and a lemon-thyme simple syrup have been great to add to more traditional cocktails that call for plain simple syrup.

Now, we need some highball glasses and a good muddler. I've been using the "pusher" for my tomato processor that is hollow plastic. Clearly I need to upgrade.

Sweet vermouth has been a real eye-opener for me in terms of making a cocktail delicious. I've been such a cocktail rube.
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Re: DIY Craft Cocktails

Postby kimm » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:12 pm

I adapted this for what I had at home and despite the fact this was on a summer cocktail show, it's a GREAT fall cocktail. I'll be serving it at Thanksgiving. I didn't have lavendar bitters, so just used regular. I also substituted pomegranate juice for the cranberry. Lastly, I didn't do the garnish.

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes ... index.html

2 ounces Plymouth gin
3/4 ounce cranberry juice
3/4 ounce Brown Sugar Syrup, recipe follows
3/4 ounce earthy cabernet wine
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 drop lavender bitters
Ice, for shaking
1 piece grapefruit peel, for garnish
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Re: DIY Craft Cocktails

Postby kimm » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:24 am

Good idea to use some "craft sodas" for craft cocktailing, Xiao.
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Re: DIY Craft Cocktails

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:19 pm

Xiao Mao wrote:Meyers rum with Cock and Bull ginger ale


To be fair, it's ginger "beer" not ale. Ginger ale is different and would never be used in a real dark and stormy.
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