A brandy produced in the wine-region surrounding Cognac, France. Cognac must be twice distilled and aged for at least two years in French oak.
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!
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!
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
Shake all ingredients over ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange zest. #shake #straight
Adapted version of Jamie’s Italian restaurant Gennaro’s Sidecar.