A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
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.
One of the best selling Italian amari, made using 40 herbs including vanilla and orange peel; 23% ABV.
Peat is a dried soil from peatlands, bogs, mires, moors and muskegs. In Scotland, peat fires are used to dry the malted barley, giving the whiskey a smoky flavor.
A fruit brandy made from the distillation of apple cider, these differ from the colorless eau de vie brandy in that apple brandies are usually aged in wood or colored in some way.
You know what eggs are. In cocktails, eggs are used for their foaming properties, giving the drink a rich and creamy texture. The eggs proteins form a 'net' that traps air and liquid extremely well; for this reason, drinks that contain eggs are shaken. They are also used for egg washing, a type of booze washing. Some cocktails use only the egg white (fizzes) and some use the whole egg or only the yolk (flips). There are common non-egg substitutes out there, check out insta-foam
Add all to a shaker and dry shake, without ice, then shake again with ice. Strain into a coupe.
An apple brandy sour with aromatic pepper From Josh Shweesti Ben-Yaish.
To make the black pepper infused syrup: combine 150g crushed black pepper (pref. Tellicherry), with 800g simple syrup. Place in an iSi container and charge twice with N2O, shaking between charges. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and vent quickly. Strain through a cheesecloth.
Alternatively you could make a simple syrup in the usual stovetop way, except add the crushed black pepper to the mix.
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