Rested (reposado) tequilas are aged at least 2 months in wooden containers often recycled from bourbon, cognac or wine production.
A young mezcal that has not been aged for more than 2 months.
A type of rum made from cane juice rather than cane molasses. Rhum agricole originated in the French Caribbean islands.
A rum aged in charred oak barrels that lend their color to the rum. If a recipe calls for this rum it is likely refuring to a darker colored rum with a rich and strong yet smooth flavor. Common varieties come from Jamaica and Haiti.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A concentrated aromatic bitters made in Trinidad from water, ethanol, gentian and other herbs and spices; used in many classic cocktails like the Manhattan.
Bittermens original combination of cinnamon & spice. Try it with rum-based drinks, and other dark aged spirits.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a double rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist. #stir #straight
I was so impressed (and jealous) when Brian created his Conference cocktail that I had to rip it off. -Phil Ward