Posts in cocktails
The Tipsy Muse's Cobbler

The classic cobbler format is essentially a base spirit that is sweetened by some form of syrup and adorned with seasonal fruit. The most popular one might be sherry cobbler. If you are a whisky drinker, I have found bourbon works the best to retain cobbler's fruitness and brightness. You can also innovate with fresh berry juice instead of cream de mure.

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Beet It

Here is my take on a beet infused Negroni, a moderate smoky mezcal with a bit herb and earthy notes. I want the mezcal here to shine, so I used Cappelletti Aperitivo instead of Campari to provide an undertone. I used Cocchi Americano instead of red vermouth. A touch of fennel liqueur, because beet and fennel go together!

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The Very Thought of Suze

Suze makes every drink better! While I don’t mix up many vodka drinks, inspired by a drink named Bring June Flowers on Punch that uses vodka and jasmine, I whipped up this light and bitter sipper for the late summer. Also, cucumber is just pure magic. You only need a few slices to muddle; then everyone can tell you the drink has cucumber in it!

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Fuego de Caña

Today, I am celebrating the global Fair Trade movement with Flor de Caña with this little Mai Tai riff by pairing it with banana and peanut flavor. The little marshmallow is on fire because Flor de Caña, a rum distillery is at the base of an active volcano in Nicaragua.

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The King’s Old Fashioned

My immediate inspiration for the cocktail is based on The King’s Sandwich. He is known for his love of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich. I have done cocktails with peanut, banana or bacon, but never all together. It makes the perfect sense, Peanut Butter is nutty, salty and slightly sweet, bacon is sweet, savory and salty. What could be nuttier than this?

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Domenico Goes to Sardinia

Here is a recipe I designed for Disaronno to celebrate #DisaronnoDay on April 19th, and it has already gotten my friend’s approval because he asked for the recipe the next day.  It is bittersweet, many layers of flavors rounded with the amaretto from Disaronno. I am pretty proud of this one, very original and I hope you give this a try!

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Bitter Sweet Symphony with Lucano

Hailing from the small town of Pisticci in Lucania, Italy, Amaro Lucano is made from a secret blend of 30-plus herbs and essential oils. Established in 1894, it remains as a family run business. It does a great job to achieve a complex taste profile and remain pretty modest in sweetness and bitterness. The most noticeable nose and the flavor is the subtle minty profile along with herbal finish such as cardamon and curry leaf.

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