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Not Chrysanthemum

Geoffrey Barker : December 20, 2016 6:46 pm

1.5oz Beefeater’s Gin
1 oz Benedictine
1 oz Carpano
1 scant barspoon Absinthe

A tiny bit sweet but intense herbal profile.  Delicious.

Maybe 2 oz Gin

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Geoffrey Barker : June 29, 2016 7:03 pm

Suddenly got an urge (essentially out of nowhere) to make a cocktail with Branca Menta and Ginger something.   It could use some minor tweaking but is really quite good:

2 oz Rye
1 oz Ginger liqueur (New Deal Distillery, Portland OR)
.5 oz Campari
.5 oz Branca Menta


Maybe more Campari and a little less ginger (or maybe sub Cynar for campari and ? for Ginger).

Really good as it is though.

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Horsey Sauce

Geoffrey Barker : March 17, 2016 6:05 pm

1.5oz Bourbon
1oz Lemon Juice
1oz Domaine de Canton
.75oz Benedictine
Big dash Angostura bitters

Shake/strain Up
Horse’s Neck Style lemon peel
Make it pretty in a Coup

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Geoffrey Barker : January 29, 2016 7:04 pm

2oz  Ballard Liquor Company’s Citron Aquavit
1oz  Green Chartreuse
.5oz Cocchi Americano
Big dash of Cubeb bitters


Lemon twist

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43 special

Geoffrey Barker : December 16, 2015 9:04 pm

Been a while:

1.5 oz Applegate
.5 oz Angostura 1919
1 oz Licor 43
.5 oz Clear Creek Pear liquor
1 oz Lime Juice

2 dashes Bitterman’s Mole bitters

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Geoffrey Barker : June 12, 2014 5:43 pm

A real Mai Tai has Orgeat and other stuff.  This is a variation on a fake Mai Tai that Dana really liked:

1.5 oz. Applegate 12 year

.5oz. Wray and Nephew

.75oz Benedictine

1ishoz Pineapple Juice


Shake…  Garnish somehow.  If you want.  Or you could just drink the damn thing.

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Norwegian Manhatten

Geoffrey Barker : August 30, 2013 7:04 pm

I recently returned from a vacation to Paris, Denmark, Antwerp and Iceland (I know I mixed Cities and Countries just then).  While in Copenhagen, we visited Juul’s Vinhandel (a post about Juul’s and the rest of the vacation soon).  When asked about Aquavit(s) they aimed me at several including a lovely Norwegian number from Gilde called Maquavit (marked as “Nord-Norges Aquavit” whatever that means).

As I have said before, (but not yet published) Juul’s is a spectacular liquor store.

Hi-jynx insue.

2 oz. Gilde Maquavit
1 oz.  Cherry Heering
.5oz. Lemon Juice



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What to do with this Pear Absolute?

Geoffrey Barker : August 28, 2013 8:42 pm

Not bad at all.

2oz. Pear Absolute
1oz. Cynar
.5oz. Benedictine

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Aged Rum Sidecar

Geoffrey Barker : August 28, 2013 8:40 pm

This was a good idea:

2oz. Pompero Aged Rum
1oz. St. Clement  Orange Creole Shrub.
1oz. Lemon Juice


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Meyer’s Sidecar

Geoffrey Barker : December 30, 2012 10:09 am

Last night’s pork fest also yielded this specific Sidecar varient (voted Best Sidecar Ever by 2 out of 2 revelers):

2oz.          Remy Martin VSOP
<.75oz      Solerno Blood Orange Liqueuer
1oz.           Meyer’s lemon juice

Shaken, up (sugared rim?  Didn’t seem necessary but I think I would like it).


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