• Hard bargain

    7 days ago - By Cocktail Virgin Slut

    1 1/2 oz Sazerac Rye 1/3 oz Smith & Cross Rum 1/3 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur 1/3 oz Falernum 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz 2:1 Demerara Syrup 3 dash Angostura Bitters
    Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Two Thursdays ago after my final day bar shift at the Smoke Shop BBQ, I took the subway to meet some out of town friends at Offsuit. For a drink, I selected the Hard Bargain off the menu that reminded me of a Last Rites or a Sexpert by its ingredients and balance. When I received the recipe, I was not all that wrong to fit it to the Test Pilot build in my head. Once served, the Hard...
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  • In the stacks

    In the stacks

    7 days ago - By Cocktail Virgin Slut

    1 oz Scotch 1 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry 3/4 oz Cynar 1/4 oz Apricot Liqueur 2 dash Angostura Bitters 2 dash Chocolate Bitters
    Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
    After returning home from Offsuit, I still wanted to participate in Sherry Week 2021. Therefore, I decided to riff on the Library Card that I had created a few years ago as my fourth night's submission. I originally crafted this variation with Amontillado sherry, but that first pass was too stark, so I swapped in Lustau's cream sherry, East India Solera, with better success. For...
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