The Velvet Ditch
A type of rum made from cane juice rather than cane molasses. Rhum agricole originated in the French Caribbean islands. The dark varieties have been aged in charred oak, lending their color to the rums.
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%.
One of the best selling Italian amari, made using 40 herbs including vanilla and orange peel; 23% ABV.
Granulated sugar is a sucrose formed with glucose and fructose join by covalent bonding. Sugar is soluble in water, increasing the surface area (smaller grain size) or heating the water, dissolves sugar faster. Some cocktails use sugar directly but more use it indirectly in syrups/liqueurs.
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).
A citrus flavored bitters made with grapefruit. Try them in a Gin & Tonic.
A tree bark spice, commonly used as a grated garnish in cocktails, an ingredient in the cocktail, or floating as a whole piece as a garnish.
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with grated cinnamon. #shake #straight
“Wonderful, velvety mouthfeel.” -Jayce McConnell