Aged (añejo) tequilas are aged at least 1 to 3 years in wooden containers often recycled from bourbon, cognac or wine production.
A young mezcal that has not been aged for more than 2 months.
Original Curaçao triple sec, this is an orange flavoured liqueur made from a neutral sugar spirit along with the dried peels of bitter and/or sweet oranges. You can make it yourself! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Combine 1/4 cup orange zest (without pith), with 1 cup brandy, and 1 cup vodka in a sealable glass container. Let steep for 19 days. On day 20, add 4 whole cloves, then let steep from an additional day. Bring 2 cups sugar and 1 1/2 cup water to boil until sugar dissolves. Strain the alcoholic mixture through a cheesecloth. Add the syrup, stir to combine then seal. Let rest for 1 more day and enjoy!
A bittersweet Italian amaro made from 13 herbs and plants, but predominantly artichoke (Cynara Scolymus). Drunk as an aperitif and digestif, it has an ABV of 16.5%.
An alcoholic preparation of coffee and sugar. Make your own: 25g coffee grinds, 25g sugar, 250g vodka. Combine in jar and rest for 72 hours, then strain through a filter.
A wine made from dark grape varieties that is allowed to stay in contact with the grape skins, pigments in the skin give the wine its color.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
Add all, except wine, to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist, then float the red wine on top. #stir #ontherocks