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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

As The Seasons Grey

1 oz Bourbon, Old Grand Dad 100
1⁄4 oz Coffee liqueur, St. George (NOLA)
1⁄4 oz Maple syrup (Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste)
1 Orange peel (as garnish)

Stir, strain into old fashioned glass with a large cube or sphere. Garnish with an orange swath. If you're feeling ambitious, you can also smoke the drink with maplewood.


The St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur is drier than most large producer coffee liqueurs, so adjust ratios or add another dash of Angostura bitters if using something sweeter.

I prefer using "Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste" syrup (formerly Grade B) in cocktails due to its stronger, more intense maple flavor.

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  • Re Crux, 7 hours ago Asphodel commented:

    I made this today, using Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac, Dubbonet, and Pierre Ferrand dry Curacao. I poured a little heavy with the cognac, but didn't need to. The end result was on the dry side, very bright, with underlaying complexity from the aromatics in the Dubbonet. Delicious. I will definitely make again! ****

  • Re Rope Burn, 8 hours ago yarm commented:

    Allan when I tagged him on Instagram attributed this to Ron Dollete. The reference link is dead, so I couldn't see what the article stated.

  • Re Pliny's Tonic, 1 day 11 hours ago Zachary Pearson commented:

    Curated this - Imbibe just put the recipe up and the version we had was a recollection of it - it now conforms with the cited link. Thanks, Zachary

  • Re Frenchman Street, 2 days 2 hours ago Zachary Pearson commented:

    Ok, quick question - so you're chilling an OF, rinsing it, lightly muddling mint and sugar (a pinch, not a dash perhaps) in the bottom. Then you're stirring everything else and straining it over the mint/sugar? I'd imagine this will lead to undissolved sugar in the bottom of the glass. If so, can I clarify the instructions to reflect this? Thanks, Zachary

  • Re Camparipolitan, 2 days 6 hours ago noksagt commented:

    Made w/ Meehan Cosmo spec ratios so I can use 100% cranberry juice (60 mL Campari; 22.5 mL orange liqueur (killed the bottle of shrub + finished off with cointreau); 22.5 mL lime; 15 mL cranberry; 7.5 mL simple; pinch salt).