Modern Cocktail or Modern Maid
Scotch, is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland. Originally made from malted barley, with the addition of wheat and rye. It must be aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels.
A subset of aged (dark) rums that specifically come from Jamaica. These rums are highly regarded for their unusual pot-still funk, necessary for certain classic cocktails.
A major producer of the French liqueur pastis, an anise-flavored liqueur. A successor of Absinthe, it was produced under that moniker until it was banned in france in the early 1900s. Henri Pernod, then focused its efforts on the lower-alcohol, wormwoodless, anise-flavored Pernod.
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!
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 bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).
Shake all with ice until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. #shake #straight