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Entries in mixology (20)


recipe: pisco sour

2 oz pisco
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 large egg white
4 drops of angostura bittersice
raspberry for garnish

Put all the ingredients except the ice and bitters in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds.

Add ice and shake for 10 more seconds, then strain into a chilled mae cocktail glass.

Dot the drink with the bitters and garnish with a fresh raspberry.


recipe: classic margarita

1-1/2 oz silver tequila
3/4 oz triple sec
1-1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 tbsp simple syrup
salt for rim
lime slices for garnish

Shake, strain and serve over ice in a ready double old-fashioned glass.


recipe: martini italiano

1-1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz gin
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp simple syrup
1-1/2 tsp Campari
pear, thinly sliced for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all of the ingredients.

Shake well, strain into a chilled spencer martini and garnish with a thin slice of pear.


recipe: chamomile cooler

2 oz strong chamomile tea
2 oz citrus vodka
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz honey water
dash of simple syrup

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, pour into a tall ready cooler, and garnish with a slice of lemon—or be bold and try a sprig of fresh lavender.


recipe: old fashioned

2 oz bourbon
1 tbsp club soda
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 strip of orange peel

In a cooper glass, combine the sugar cube, bitters and club soda. Muddle to a paste then stir in the bourbon.

Add ice and garnish with orange peel and optional brandied cherries or ginger or star anise.