2 Cups of Blood
Bittermens original combination of cinnamon & spice. Try it with rum-based drinks, and other dark aged spirits.
A Swiss aperitif flavored with gentian roots; 15% ABV. Pablo Picasso depicted a bottle in his collage 'Verre et bouteille de Suze'.
'Point and a half' this Italian bittersweet vermouth (chinato vermouth) dates to around 1867 and is simultaneously amongst the bitterest and sweetest of vermouths. It can be used as a substitute for rosso (Italian red) vermouths in most cases, but can also be thought of as an intersting sub for dry vermouth.
A young mezcal that has not been aged for more than 2 months.
A syrup made from the agave tequilana and agave salmiana. It is composed mainly of fructose, which hits the tongue fast and fades. To make an agave syrup that substitutes for simple, for every 100g agave mix 50g water, that will be a 2:1 dilution ratio.
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
A hybrid citrus fruit originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between two introduced species, sweet orange and pomelo. Like other citrus fruits the grapefruit is popular among cocktails for its peel and juice.
Stir all with ice and strain into a coupe. Express oils from a grapefruit peel over the drink and discard. #stir #straight
From Tonia Guffey.