The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A filtered juice made from apples. Apples contain malic acid that gives a tart flavor and lingers longer than citric acid.
A common brand is Bärenjäger, that was originally created to lure bears of the their dwellings for hunters and trappers, this is a sweetened liqueur made from honey. You can make it yourself! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Combine 2/3 cup honey, 1/2 cup water, 1 inch piece of orange zest, and 1 stick of cinnamon over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Let the mix steep and cool, then remove the zest and cinnamon and combine with 1 1/2 cup vodka in a sealable glass jar. Shake to combine and enjoy!
Original Curaçao triple sec, this is an orange flavoured liqueur made from a neutral sugar spirit along with the dried peels of bitter and/or sweet oranges. You can make it yourself! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Combine 1/4 cup orange zest (without pith), with 1 cup brandy, and 1 cup vodka in a sealable glass container. Let steep for 19 days. On day 20, add 4 whole cloves, then let steep from an additional day. Bring 2 cups sugar and 1 1/2 cup water to boil until sugar dissolves. Strain the alcoholic mixture through a cheesecloth. Add the syrup, stir to combine then seal. Let rest for 1 more day and enjoy!
A type of mezcal distilled exclusively from the blue agave plant, primarily around Tequila, Mexico.
Small, round, green citrus fruits. Commonly used in many cocktails for its rind or its acidic taste (6% acid total; 4% citric, 2% malic, some succinic acid).
Shake well with plenty of ice. Pour unstrained into a Beachbum specialty mug or tall glass with a lime wedge. #shake #ontherocks