Lacrimosa 

I did it! I flamed an orange peel! Now my kitchen smells of roasted orange. There are worse things in life. With a name like Lacrimosa I expected this to be bitter and aggressive. It’s really not. It definitely is strong but the bitter flavors play off the spiciness of the rye in a way…

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Amaro and Aperitif: Local Style

Remember the 90s? A strange combination of shoulder pads, MTV Music videos, boy/girl bands, dark lipstick, grunge rock, and questionable hair choices. Cocktails in that time were heavily flavored with neon mixers and sticky sweetness. As the “cocktail revolution” took hold in the late 2000s, small batch, hand-made, and retro became the norm. Sweet is…

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Donizetti

If one is going to be prepared for the vagaries of life, one must always have, in their bar, a bottle of good bourbon and a bottle of champagne. Whether the metaphysical powers of these two exist in reality or not, the fact that they are an ingredient in a lot of cocktails is reason…

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