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Low ABV Staples


1 1/2 oz Aperol
1 1/2 Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Combine in a glass, stir with ice.  Strain into an ice filled rocks glass.   573 more words

On The Rocks

Negroni: Bitters Kick Kicking on a Classic

I love gin. It reminds me of the dense, foggy, coniferous forests that suddenly break onto the dramatic cliffs of the Pacific Northwestern coast.  I also love bitters not only for their bitterness, but also for their stomach-settling abilities (I didn’t believe it either, but case in point of don’t knock it ’til you try it.) 253 more words


Intro to Fernet: Hanky Panky & the Jitterbug

My first exposure to fernet was after a meal at one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, Carriage House (now closed, we miss you!)
I had been seeing ads all over town for this mysterious “Fernet Branca” (e.g., one pictured a woman walking an alligator; perhaps this is normal in Florida…another showed a pinup girl sitting at a bar in a navy-styled corset and fishnet stockings, holding up a glass. 838 more words
The Bar


Similar to the Negroni but with a twist, exchanging the gin for a Rye gives this drink a more complicated smokey flavour than its gin relation. 32 more words


When Life Gives You Limoncello...

120 Down the Deegan

1 1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Blood Orange Limoncello
Few dashes Orange Bitters… 779 more words

Straight Up


An Italian classic preferably served before dinner as an aperitif to stimulate the appetite and wet the palate.

30ml Campari

30ml Gin

30ml Sweet Vermouth… 60 more words


4. Leap Year

There is an art to cocktails to be sure. Recipes are written carefully to pr the most pleasing balance of flavors. Much like baking, it is a science. 456 more words