New Additions…

The latest additions.  I’ll try a couple recipes for each over the next week.

The latest additions to the collection…

Allspice (Pimento) Dram – Makes me think “Christmas”.  Goes into one of my favorites – the Lion’s Tail.

Cynar – Italian artichoke liqueur with other plants and herbs.  Has a sweet start, bitter finish.  Less bitter than Campari (and interestingly is manufactured and distributed by the same company).

Fernet-Branca – another bitter liqueur with a medicinal taste (and from the 1840’s to at least the 1960’s it was used as a medicine).  This has seen a rise in popularity…I’ve noticed it in a number of cocktails at the more creative bars in town.

Creme de Violette – A sweet liqueur made from alpine violets.  A main ingredient of the Aviation cocktail and a few other classics.

3 comments on “New Additions…

  1. Ryan says:

    Keep an eye out for Ke Ke!

    • B says:

      I have some on hand…I’ll keep an eye out for any recipes. Never had it in anything that tastes good other than the Blue Testa. If I come up with anything I’ll let you know.

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