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