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1.5 oz Scotch
1 oz Ginger Syrup
0.5 oz Honey Syrup
0.5 oz Pimm’s
0.5 oz St. Germain
0.5 lemon juice
2 healthy dashes Whiskey Barrel Bitters

Shake ingredients well with ice and pour over a large ice cube. Dash with seltzer (we’re talking like a tablespoon here, don’t drown the thing) and garnish with candied ginger.

NOTES: Kind of took a shot in the dark with some of these ingredients and it really ended well. This one turned out to be damn tasty, if ever-so-slightly too sweet. Making again I might up the scotch to 2 oz and/or cut out the honey syrup totally. The Pimm’s gave it a nice, surprising aftertaste. I’ll be making this one again.

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1.5 oz Bluecoat Gin
0.75 oz Earl Grey Syrup
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Grenadine
1 tsp Creme de Violette
2 dashes Rhubarb Bitters

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into coupe.

NOTES: Pretty much the same as the earlier version of this drink (possibly my favorite we’ve come up with so far), but slightly adjusted for the homemade grenadine.

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1.5 oz Rye
1 oz Mezcal
1 oz Sweet Potato Rosemary Shrub
0.5 oz Honey Syrup
0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth

Shake all ingredients well with ice, pout over crushed ice, garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

NOTES: One of my favorites from earlier in experimenting, it’s smokey and a little sweet, and surprisingly smooth for how much stiff, strong-flavored liquor is in it.

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1.5 oz Brandy
0.5 oz Light Rum
1 oz Chai Syrup
1 Egg White
3 drops Molasses Bitters

Shake ingredients WITHOUT ice hard as shit for about 15 seconds to work up a good froth. Add ice and shake for an additional 10 seconds and strain into a coupe. Make sure to get all the froth out of the shaker (the best of it is the last to come out) and garnish with some cardamom.

NOTES: This one tastes just about exactly like you’d imagine. Sweet and chai-like. The egg white gives it some really nice body, and the whole thing is really smooth. Almost like a strongly spiced eggnog but without the heaviness.

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2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Benedictine
1 oz Strawberry Mint Syrup

Shake ingredients well with ice. Muddle a strawberry in the bottom of a rocks glass, and fill with crushed ice. Pour the drink, and top off with a splash of seltzer water. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.

NOTES: This was the winner for the rum drink. Probably the simplest of the ones we came up with, but it worked surprisingly well. Nice and refreshing, not too rummy.

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So, we are having a cocktail party, and need a metric crapload of ingredients for the drinks we’ve decided on serving. This is the finished product, and since a few people have asked for a recipe here and there, This is going to be the full clearinghouse for all of them. Full list of recipes after the jump:

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1.5 oz Bluecoat Gin
0.5 oz Earl Grey syrup (recipe here)
0.5 oz lime juice
0.25 oz grenadine
1 tsp creme de violette
2 dashes Rhubarb bitters

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Serve up.

NOTES: maybe use slightly less violette. Pretty tasty overall, especially for a gin drink. Would also like to make my own grenadine rather than use bottled. I think it would make a difference. Also possibility: skip grenadine and increase tea syrup. I think I need second opinions on this one.

NOTES 2: Decreased Creme de Violette from 0.25 oz to 1 tsp, and it was better. Also added 2 dashes of Rhubarb Bitters. Changed the overall flavor slightly, but in an interesting way. Updated recipe to reflect.

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