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A whiskey made primarily from a corn grain mash, aged in charred oak barrels.
A sweetened liqueur made from cherries. You can make it yourself! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Lightly muddle 6 cups of pitted Bing cherries, pour away the juice and reserve for later. Add 1 cup of brandy, 1/2 cup of vodka and 1 cinnamon stick to the muddled cherries. Seal and shake the jar. Let steep for one week, shaking every few days. Combine the reserved cherries juice, with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, heat until sugar dissolves. Add the syrup to the mix, then let steep for an additional 5 days. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth. Re-bottle and enjoy!
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 distilled, highly alcoholic (45-75% ABV), anise-flavored beverage derived from botanicals like wormwood, green anise, fennel, hyssop, melissa and other herbs. Technically a spirit, as it is not bottled with sugar. The green fairy.
A sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in Champagne, France. The carbonation is due to secondary fermentation of the wine after it's bottled. For our purposes we treat this the same as Brut and Sparkling Wine.
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, except champagne, over ice. Strain into a flute and top with champagne. Garnish with an orange twist. #shake #straight