Slightly sweeter than London Dry gin, but dryer than genever, this 'missing link' gin may or may not be the inspiration for the Tom Collins.
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%.
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.
An Italian herbal liqueur produced since 1890 in Benevento, Campania, Italy. The yellow color comes from the addition of saffron, other herbs include mint and fennel. Strega is considered a digestif and is also used in cocktails; 40% ABV.
A vine fruit used to make wine and other spirits. Also used as a garnish or muddled in cocktails.
Add the grapes and Strega to a mixing glass and muddle. Add everything else, then shake with ice and fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with two spritzed of diluted Aftel Anise Hyssop Essence. #muddle #shake #straight