Articles Tagged: DIY Cocktail ingredients

Rhubarb Cosmo

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You might not be able to tell from looking at it, but rhubarb is a great cocktail ingredient. It’s tart, grassy flavor is a refreshing complement to liquor, sweet ingredients, and lime. Turn it into a syrup, and there’s no end to the rhubarb delights you can shake up. Here’s a twist on the Cosmopolitan.… Read more

DIY Orgeat Syrup Recipe

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Orgeat is an almond syrup that adds a lightly sweet, nutty flavor to cocktails.

The Mai Tai is the most well-known drink that contains orgeat–although many recipes skip it in favor of grenadine, simple syrup or other more common ingredients.

There are several fine commercial orgeats on the market, along with many too-sweet, artificial-tasting varieties.

Darcy O’Neil has a fantastic recipe for orgeat, if you want to take the time to make it right. However, … Read more

Homemade Cognac Berry Liqueur

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Liqueur plays a big role in many great cocktails. So why not make your own using fresh fruit? Without commercial equipment, you can make a mixture that closely approximates liqueur. It’s not officially liqueur but it comes damn close and tastes fantastic. Inspired by roadside berry stands, we combined several berries with cognac to create this delicious treat.

Ingredients

½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)… Read more

How to Make Cherry Bitters

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If you love a good Manhattan like we do, make your next one with your own homemade bitters.

With only a dash or two, bitters add complexity and balance to your cocktail.

This simple recipe is made with everyday ingredients you can find at the grocery store. Just a pinch of each ingredient goes a long way, so you can make larger batches and bottle them as gifts.

Ingredients

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
¼ … Read more

Bacon Vodka

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Dethroner writes of the possible demise of the internet’s love affair with bacon. They counter this notion with, what else, bacon-infused vodka! It’s what’s for breakfast.

Ingredients

1 large sterile mason jar
5-6 strips of cooked bacon, drained
1 bottle premium vodka

Instructions

Add bacon to the mason jar and fill with vodka. Let the bacon steep in the vodka for a few days in a very cool place or the fridge. After the vodka … Read more

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