I'm finding myself gravitating toward more bitter, complex, but low-alcohol drinks to finish out an evening. They're challenging enough to sip slowly, but aren't high-proof enough to foul my sleep. Stephen Cole of The Violet Hour's Bitter Giuseppe (Cynar, Carpano Antica, lemon, orange bitters) is a particular favorite.
about one month from release 2013
We're about one month from release, so I'll start whetting your appetites with the complete list of the book's 53 tested and true recipes:
Adonis, Alfonso, Amaretto Sour, Americano, Antique Sour, Apparent Sour, Backpedal, Bamboo, Ben's Good Humor, Bitter Giuseppe, Bloody Betty, Bored Stiff, Boulevardier 1934, Champagne Julep, Cherry Mixture Cocktail, Chrysanthemum, Coffee Cocktail, Devil's Cocktail, Diamond Daisy Shim, Diplomat, Dubonnet Velvet, Epiphany, Far East Side, Fino Noir, Fire-Breathing Devil, Flor de Jerez, Flying Horseman, Grasshopper, Haberdasher, The Iggy, Jeff's Whimsy Shim, Lindsey's Whimsy Shim, Lodestone, Michelada, Nopa's Grapefruit Cocktail, Pantomime Cocktail, Perfect Thyming, Pimm's Cup, Pleasant Evening, Port of Havana, Port of SF, Rhum Dandy Shim, Rose (fallen), Satan's Whiskers (curled), Sherry Cobbler, The Shortie, Silver Ruby, Sloe Gin Fizz, Snow White, Sophia Loren Shim, Spion Kop Cocktail, Spring Green, Teresa.
Where possible recipes have been confirmed with their creators. When multiple recipes exist, for example with the Pimm's Cup, different versions were tested to select the best. (Thank you to my group of "guinea pigs" and their eclectic palates!)
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