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March 29, 2017

Tonight I decided to embark on an adventure to discover a new cocktail for cockluck and came up with this:

Sage Advice

1.5 oz Gin

1 oz China China

.5 oz Lemon Juice

.25 oz Sage Simple

Bitter Truth Lemon bitters

Scott: X-Mas Whiskey Sour

2.0 oz X-Mas Infusion*

1.0 oz Lemon Juice

1.0 oz Simple Syrup

1 Egg White

Dash Jerry Thomas Bitters

*X-Mas Infusion

16 oz OYO Rye whiskey (unaged barreling strength)

2 cinnamon sticks

5 pink peppercorns

3/4 of a whole nutmeg

2 cloves

1 star anise

Infused a...

December 10, 2016

John: Thrown Negroni

1.0 oz Lillet Blanc

1.0 oz Aperol

1.0 oz Hendrick’s Gin

1 Egg White

Cocktail Spheres/Spherification: Allspice Dram, Nocino, Aperol

Julie: Santa’s Little Helper (aka Buzzed and Awake)

4.0 oz bourbon

1 shot Brioso espresso, cooled

2.0 oz Brioso coffee syrup*

1...

December 3, 2016

Michelle: Barrel-Aged Martinez

1.5 oz Old Tom Gin

1.5 oz Sweet vermouth

.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

2 dashes Angostura Bitters (or try Boker bitters)

Fill a large Mason jar with 1/4–1/2 inch toasted French oak wood chips (available at home-brew stores). Add he cocktai...

November 2, 2016

Laura: Gin Punch

6 navel oranges, cut into quarter-wheels

6 lemons, cut into half-wheels

3 limes, cut into wheels

1 pint fresh raspberries

1 pineapple, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 (750 ml) bottle Plymouth gin

1 3/4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/4 cups simple syrup

1/2 cup o...

July 9, 2016

Maria: Pina Colada

2.0 oz rum (1 light/1 dark)

1.0 oz pineapple juice 

.75 oz lime juice

1.0 oz cream of coconut

Chili tincture (need recipe)

Michelle: Salt and Pine Sipper

1.5 oz Watershed Four-Peel Gin

0.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse (used only .25 oz)

0.5 oz St. Germaine Elderflowe...

June 11, 2016

Randy: Bloody Mary

2.0 oz Infused Vodka (infused with olives, dill pickles, pepperoncini, oregano, lemon grass, etc)

0.5 oz Pepper Vodka

3.0 oz Major Peters Bloody Mary Mix

Dash Worcestershire Sauce

Dash Hot Sauce

Adrian: The Sloe Punch

1 part Hayman's Sloe Gin

1 part New Amst...

December 11, 2015

Scott: Honeymoon Cocktail

2.0 oz Calvados

0.5 oz Benedictine

0.5 oz Dry Orange Curaçao 

0.5 oz lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake with ice, strain, garnish with a flamed lemon peel.

from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh

Maria: Princess...

October 24, 2015

This was our first time hosting and our very first time experiencing it.  For the group it was their fifth one.  Above is my cocktail that I had created:

The Sloe Poke

2 oz Haymens Sloe gin 

1.5 oz St. Germaine Eldeflower Liqueur

0.5 oz m...

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