Recent comments

  • String Theory   18 weeks 6 days ago

    I've just been using Bittermens Hellfire Shrub, though the more heat you can get, I would think the better.

  • Kissed by Fire   18 weeks 6 days ago

    Thanks for the edits, Zachary!

  • Kissed by Fire   18 weeks 6 days ago

    Curated this slightly: removed "fresh" from peels, we assume that. Changed the Orange Bitters to Gin Barrel Aged, instead of Gin Aged.



  • Slapping Incident   19 weeks 3 hours ago

    Is this meant to go into a 10 ounce Collins glass? If so, can we call a "splash" of tonic about 2 ounces?



  • Halcyon   19 weeks 3 hours ago

    Curated this: removed "Herb liqueur" as a brand of Cynar. Changed Nocelli to Walnut liqueur as the ingredient of Nocello.



  • String Theory   19 weeks 3 hours ago

    Are you using the Baker recipe for the Hellfire Bitters, or something else? Could you post a quick recipe for them?



  • Cobble Hill   19 weeks 1 day ago

    Very light and moderately dry. A bit of muddling wouldn't hurt to get more cucumber into the flavor profile. A nice variation, but not one I would return to often.

  • Ramona Flowers   19 weeks 1 day ago

    This cocktail is so good I registered an account just to say so.

    Thanks for giving me something other than an Aviation to consume my Violette.

  • Louis' Mistress   19 weeks 3 days ago

    Curated this slightly: Pamplemousse Rose is a brand of grapefruit liqueur made by Combier.



  • Pony Express   19 weeks 4 days ago

    Brian writes that Qi White Tea Liqueur is no longer available.

  • Oaxaca Old Fashioned   19 weeks 4 days ago

    try it with a grapefruit twist and two dashes of bitters. also try el tesoro reposado and los amantes mezcal

  • Sage and Chartreuse Smash   19 weeks 5 days ago


    It just seems like a small amount of drink compared to the ice.



  • Campari Swizzle   19 weeks 5 days ago

    I'd forgotten about this drink until I searched for something to make that would utilize my open chinato and falernum. Still love it. I did make it as a swizzle and have changed my mind about using half the falernum- it was too tart without. My rhum jm is running low and will be hard to replace, so I played around with a second version using lemonhart demerara and lime, which I like equally well. I have a feeling smith and cross would also be good

  • Sage and Chartreuse Smash   19 weeks 5 days ago

    Is that so small? That's basically the size of a Caipirinha (2 oz booze + lime wedges + ~2 tbsp sugar).

  • Sage and Chartreuse Smash   19 weeks 6 days ago

    This seems like a tiny tiny drink. it's basically 2 1/2 ounces?



  • Schemers and Dancers   20 weeks 1 hour ago

    Made this with Ferrand Dry Curacao and I'm sorry to say it was not enjoyable. Sounded great but just an odd combination.

  • The Highlander   20 weeks 14 hours ago

    Looks great. Surprised you don't find that spec too sweet.

  • The Highlander   20 weeks 16 hours ago

    Variation from Backbar, Somerville, MA:
    1 1/2 oz Scotch, Dewar's
    3/4 oz Cochi Americano
    1/2 oz ginger syrup (spicy)
    1/4 oz Amaro, Meletti
    1 oz Grapefruit juice
    1/4 oz Lemon juice
    1 rinse or spritz Fernet Branca

    Shake, strain, rocks, spritz (or rinse first).

    Truly excellent.

  • Start of a New Road   20 weeks 1 day ago

    Had this at at Backbar and it was great. If I made it again I'd reduce the lime to 1/2 oz max. Unless you want it bracingly tart.

  • California Widow   20 weeks 2 days ago

    I remember that scene from Mad Men. That was hilarious.

    I'll see about the wormwood bitters. Despite a general preference for a slightly drier cocktail than this one, I've still managed to come back to this one multiple times. It's that good! Nice work.

  • May Daisy   20 weeks 2 days ago

    Curated this slightly - clarified instructions.



  • Pierre Rodriguez   20 weeks 2 days ago

    This is delicious for summer. Used Pierre Ferrand dry curacao. My wife wasn't planning on having a cocktail, but took one sip and then claimed the entire drink.

  • Raindog   20 weeks 4 days ago

    Curated this: Removed fresh squeezed from the juices. We trust that you're going to use them, really.



  • Arrack Apricot Sour   20 weeks 4 days ago

    Very nice. Just bought van Oosten Arrack today, so this is my first drink with it. The flavour reminds me of the scent of old logs (in a good way).

  • Eastern Exposure   20 weeks 6 days ago

    Enjoyable but a little sweet. It could use something spicy and might be more enjoyable with rye like the other commenter mentioned.