Also referred to as silver or white, light rums are unaged, aged in steel, or aged in oak and have had their color filtered out, and usually have a sweeter and lighter taste than darker rum varieties. The name refers to these rums lighter or clear color.
A bittersweet Italian amaro made from 13 herbs and plants, but predominantly artichoke (Cynara Scolymus). Drunk as an aperitif and digestif, it has an ABV of 16.5%.
An Italian lemon flavored liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, traditionally made at home; you can too! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Zest 10 lemons (without pith) and place in an air-tight glass container (reserve the lemons for later). Add 375ml of high-proof spirit like everlear 151. Seal and shake, then let steep for two weeks. Then, make a siple syrup with 1.75 cups water and 1.25 cups sugar. Add to the mixture and let sit for a day. Strain through a coffee filter, refirgerate, and enjoy!
A syrup produced by bees (apis). Pure honey is 82% sugar and very viscous, if you add 64g water to every 100g honey you can make a thinner honey syrup that will substitute (with respect to sweetness) for simple syrup in any recipe, equivalent to 1.1:1 honey to water by volume. We try to always use 1:1 syrups by mass. However, most sources measure honey syrups by volume, this tends to make comparing recipes across sources that use honey syrups complicated, we tried to state what the original source uses in the recipe text. If no extra information is given, assume the syrup to be 1:1 by volume (eq ~1.4:1 by mass). Proteins in natural honey provide structure to bubbles in shaken drinks.
A gentian-base aromatic bitters similar to Angostura but with a lighter body, sweeter taste and more floral aroma. A common component of the Sazerac.
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).
Stir all over ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an expressed lemon zest. #stir #straight
Created by Matthew Keegan at Blanch House, England.