Rose Amongst Thorns
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
Also called akvavit this 'water of life; is a flavored spirit that is mostly produced in Scandinavia, since the 15th century. It is a grain or potato spirit base, and can be flavored with many herbs and spices. EU laws dictate it must be mostly flavored by caraway or dill. A common brand of caraway aquavit is Linie. You can actually make this yourself (or something very similar) here is a recipe from the book 'Akvavit' by Rasmus Risum-Urth: Toast in a pan: 2g cardamom, 8g pine nuts, 10g caraway, 1.5g cinnamon bark, 0.5g star anise, 2g pink peppercorns. Add spices to 500ml of vodka and sous vide for 2 hours at 60C (or just let steep for a week). Strain off solids and add 1.5L gin.
A gin that contains no sweetening agents; usually around 40% ABV. Try Monkey 47.
One of the best selling Italian amari, made using 40 herbs including vanilla and orange peel; 23% ABV.
Also refered to as French vermouth, these are (usually) colorless vermouths that have not been sweetened, containing less than 4% 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).
Stir all ingredients with ice until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. #shake #straight
A golden and flavorful Manhattan/Martini-ish thing.