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  • Reply to: Steve's Word   by   6 years 1 week ago

    Added better attribution, instructions, and clarified brand preference. Seems like a bold and interesting drink. It's on my suggested list now.

  • Reply to: Bengali Cider   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    I can't get over how well Old Monk pairs with apple cider.

  • Reply to: Mai Tai (Trader Vic's)   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    Here's a vote for the RumDood method: 1 oz each light and dark rum, 3/4 lime, 1/2 oz each Clement Creole Shrubb and Orgeat, 1/4 oz simple, shake, strain over crushed ice, garnish with a spent lime shell and mint. I used Smith & Cross and St. James Hors d'Age.

    I think the main problem with Tiki drinks is that they all serve as dump buckets for every crazy flavored syrup in the repertiore - falernum, orgeat, grenadine, curacao, Pimiento Dram... they all go in, and it ends up being a messy drink without discernable flavors.



  • Reply to: Laphroaig Project   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    Did this up last night with the cask strength 10 year old as that's what I had on hand. It's one of the few cocktails I've tried with this much green chartreuse where it didn't overwhelm the cocktail. Smoky, herbal, yet oddly refreshing.

  • Reply to: Millionaire #4   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    I reduced the lime to 1 oz. Depending upon the size and juiciness of the lime, this might be what one lime yields. I wonder if the original was intended to use true dry apricot brandy, rather than apricot liqueur (which is often referred to as apricot brandy). I would be interested in trying the original, but I don't have apricot eau-de-vie or dry apricot brandy on hand.

    Ted created this drink with Plymouth Sloe Gin in mind, and Marie Brizzard Apry for the apricot "brandy."

  • Reply to: Paper Airplane   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    Made a variation of this with rye, Gran Classico, and Amaro CioCiaro. Excellent. Used it for Mixoloseum's Thursday Drink Night and called it a Balsa Airplane.

  • Reply to: Butter, Lemon, Smoke   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    I get the smoke, obviously, but from whence the Butter and Lemon? Sounds interesting. Also sounds like the sort of thing I might prefer neat. If you like this, you might try the Bernet Frankenstein, a mixture of Islay Scotch, Punt e Mes, and Fernet Branca, served neat.

    One question: is the garnish a lemon wedge, slice, or what. It's a bit hard to tell in the picture. It also looks like the coupe is rimmed with something, but it might just be the light hitting it oddly.

  • Reply to: Eva Peron   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    I would say the ginger beer float is optional; I made this without and the drink was delicious.

  • Reply to: Boston Cocktail   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    (Made with pomegranate molasses for grenadine)

    hm. I liked what is going on here - I'll probably do some fussing with the proportions.

    on second thought: I like it just the way it is. I'll make this again.

  • Reply to: Millionaire #4   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    Made according to specifications (Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot) Lime overpowered the drink. I should have added gradually - 1.25 ounces seemed like a lot.

  • Reply to: Jaded Gin Daiquiri   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    I like the way the Fernet Branca mixes with the grapefruit and Maraschino. I started with half the amount called for, thinking it might take over, but the full quantity makes for a much more interesting drink.

  • Reply to: Lazy Bear   by   6 years 2 weeks ago

    This is really good, thanks for posting. I didn't have the bitters- used Peychaud's, and Wild Turkey rye.

  • Reply to: Cubed Old Fashioned   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    Curated to fix typo in cocktail name, clarify the syrup, and format the syrup to fit Kindred Cocktails. Thanks for posting.

  • Reply to: Improved Holland Gin Cocktail   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    Corrected recipe from fancy (orange liqueur) to improved (maraschino and absinthe). Added references, improved details.

  • Reply to: Rubicon   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    This seems to be a nice twist on the Last Word. Made a couple of last night and loved how the Chartreuse lights beautifully. I did feel the second sprig of Rosemary a bit overkill.

  • Reply to: The Bitter End   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    Sure, makes sense. I was copying it exactly as written...

  • Reply to: The Bitter End   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    Curated to clarify rum as a light rum. While it is true that Flor de Caña light rum is aged 4 years and clear in color, I don't think most folks would describe it as other than as a light rum, rather than an añejo rum.

  • Reply to: The Bitter End   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    The float of bitters really makes this drink.

  • Reply to: Mezcal Cafe su Da   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    Curated to add quantity of condensed milk, remove coffee quantity from ingredient name, and add reference. Also removed Borden's since I bet any condensed milk will work fine and I don't really see the need for Kindred Cocktails to have to know about Borden's as a brand.

  • Reply to: Post Road Punch   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    Curated to remove "sour mix" as an ingredient. Added ingredient note about making sour mix as mise en place.

  • Reply to: Conference   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    We really liked this cocktail. We used Rye and Bourbon - Bulleit, Prunier VS Cognac, Clear Creek Pomme, Bitter Truth Mole Bitters for the original and thought it was just damn delightful.
    Looking to do a punch version for possible fall menu consideration. Any thoughts or suggestions? Especially a beautiful garnish...would love to get our pastry chef involved.

  • Reply to: Apple of My Rye   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    Sorry thanks for the correction! Yes this is dashes not ounces.

  • Reply to: Easy Out   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    The whole grapefruit + raspberry accord is like the Blinker, which is also a great drink. I wonder if Grenadine (homemade) + lemon might sub for raspberry syrup? 



  • Reply to: Easy Out   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    I'm thinking that a tsp or so of raspberry jam might work as a sub, although it would lack the vibrancy of fresh berries. You'd want to double-strain to remove the seeds, presumably. I have found that Aperol + Campari gives a grapefruit-like flavor, so the addition of real juice makes perfect sense. The raspberry is unexpected with the grapefruit; it uncharacteristically appeals to me. Thanks, Kyle!

  • Reply to: Front Steps   by   6 years 3 weeks ago

    I tried this with Bulleit Rye and Clear Creek Kirschwasser. I agree that it is pretty tart with the amount of lemon specified; I'll try .75 oz next time. I do like the drink overall though- the Kirschwasser and Falernum get along better than I would have guessed.