Little Bit Country
A whiskey made primarily from a corn grain mash, aged in charred oak barrels.
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.
A syrup usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees; 67% sugar by mass. Super duper infamous in Canada. Most cocktails that use maple syrup specifically say to get 'A' grade, the downside is $$$$.
A liqueur distilled from Marasca cherries, that grow along the Dalmatian coast.
Small to medium-sized chili peppers used for their moderate level of heat.
A concentrated aromatic bitters made in Trinidad from water, ethanol, gentian and other herbs and spices; used in many classic cocktails like the Manhattan.
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
Muddle the jalapeño with the maple syrup. Add everything else, then shake with ice and fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a flamed orange peel. #muddle #shake #straight
Adapted from Elayne Werns.