A young mezcal that has not been aged for more than 2 months.
A gin liqueur, sometimes made at home, from damson plums. Generally around 22% ABV.
A rare variety of sherry initially aged to become a fino or amontillado, but inexplicably begins aging oxidatively as an oloroso. Only 1-2% of grapes naturally develop in this manner.
A class of bitters that a broadly made from aromatic herbs, spices, fruits and botanicals. This includes Peychuad and Angostura bitters. You can make these at home. There are plenty of recipes online for various bitters, a good book source is 'Bitters' by Brad Parsons. The only down side is they generally require hard-ish to source ingredients.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
The aromatic flower buds of a tree native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia. Commonly used as a spice in cooking, but sometimes in cocktails too, apparently.
Stir with ice, then strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with two medium ice spheres. Garnish with an orange twist studded with cloves. #stir #ontherocks