A medium-bitter Italian digestif made from local herbs such as condurango, cardamom, cinnamon, bitter orange rind and cinchona around the Euganean Hills; with a 30% ABV.
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 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.
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.
A whiskey made primarily from a corn grain mash, aged in charred oak barrels.
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
Pepper gets its spicy heat mostly from piperine derived both from the outer fruit and the seed. Black pepper contains between 4.6% and 9.7% piperine by mass, and white pepper slightly more than that. Used in classic cocktails like the Blood Mary and everything under that family.
Dry shake all ingredients in a tin, without ice, add ice and shake again. Strain into a coupe. When the egg white settles, add a crack of black pepper to the top, the swirl into a spiral.
A fall sour with apple and tea from Leo Robitschek.
To make the Earl Grey syrup: Steep 25g Earl Grey tea in 900g hot water for 3 minutes. Strain, and add 800g sugar. Stir to dissolve.
The NoMad Cocktail Book
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