Craft Spirits July 2021

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Barr Hill Sour For this cocktail from Caledonia Spirits in Montpelier, Vermont, the distillery recommends experimenting with different types of amaro (or anything bitter sweet). In order from sweeter to more bitter: Amaro Averna (citrus peel, caramel, spice); Amaro CioCiaro (softer, dark chocolate, bitter orange); Cynar (deep, bitter, herbal); and fernet (bitter, intense, menthol). Ingredients 1 ounce Barr Hill Gin 1 ounce amaro of your choice 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 ounce raw honey syrup (2:1) Egg white Directions Combine ingredients in mixing tin and dry shake without ice for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 15 seconds. Double strain into coupe and garnish a discarded lemon twist and with a spray or drops of the same amaro you used.

Cold Brew Martini This cocktail from Cathead Distillery features Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur, which is made with real roasted chicory root. Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces Cathead Vodka 3/4 ounce Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur 1/2 ounce agave nectar 1 ounce cold brew concentrate Directions Build in a shaker over ice. Shake, strain and serve.