Life On Mars
A whiskey made primarily from a corn grain mash, aged in charred oak barrels.
The cheapest and most common type of port. After fermentation it is kept in steel tanks to prevent aging. Any coloring is articically added.
A fruity, rich and sweet vermouth that dates back to 1786. Thought of as a sweet vermouth with added vanilla; great with whiskey. We treat this like sweet vermouth.
An arrack based sweetened liqueur produced in Sweden and Finland. You can make it yourself, here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Cut 1 lemon into thin slices, remove the seeds. Place slices in a sealable glass jar with 1 clove and 1 crushed cardamom pod. Add 1 cup of cachaça, seal and shake, then let sit for 1 day. Steep a tea bag in 1/2 cup hot water for 5-7 minutes. Remove the bag, then add 2/3 cup sugar, mix until it dissolves. Strain the cachaça mixture through a cheese cloth, add the syrup, then let rest overnight. Enjoy!
An alcoholic preparation flavored with botanicals, the end result is characteristically bitter, sour or bittersweet. Usually added in drop or dash volumes.
In cocktails, cherries are sweetened in a brine, like maraschino cherries (marr-ə-SKEE-noh) or in brandy, like brandied cherries. They are usually used as a garnish, muddled into the cocktail, or used simple for their sweetened brine.
Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with the brandied cherry. #stir #straight