Friday, April 21, 2017

Original Cocktail: the Dimmitazza




The main ingredient in this fruity, refreshing, and extremely brunch-appropriate cocktail is a spirit called Dimmi Liquore di Milano. Floral with a big hit of stonefruit, Dimmi is a blend of neutral grain spirit (basically a wheat vodka) and Nebbiolo grappa. It's infused with a variety of botanicals including wormwood, vanilla and rhubarb. At 35% this is a versatile spirit to play around with in low alcohol cocktails, but it's also pleasant served chilled on its own. 

-Dimmitazza-


1.5 oz Dimmi Liquore di Milano
.5 oz hibiscus liqueur (I use Fruitlab) 1.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice

1.5-2 oz Cava or Prosecco
Shake everything but the sparkling wine and strain into a rocks glass. Top with Cava/Prosecco, about 1.5oz or so. Garnish with a cherry.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Original Cocktail: The Apparition




Annnnd, I'm back. Election Depression Hibernation is officially over.


Here's an old Revival menu cocktail that had a good run. It's a snappy little drink that doesn't care what season it is, or what the weather is like.  Yea, that's right. It's pink. You can deal with it, pinkies up!



- the Apparition-

1.5 oz Aquavit (we used Krogstad)
.5 oz fresh lemon
.5 oz off dry Riesling *
.5 oz Luxardo maraschino
2 dashes Peychauds bitters

Shake with ice, double strain into coupe. Garnish with a twist of lemon.



*Most of us just don't have a bottle of Riesling open in the fridge, and you'll get more than acceptable results using Lillet or Cocchi Americano.