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2 oz Vodka
1 oz Earl Grey syrup (below)
0.5 oz Domaine de Canton
0.5 oz lemon juice

Shake with ice, strain into glass. Served up with a twist of lemon.

Earl Grey Syrup
Soak 1 Earl Grey tea bag in a large glass of hot water for at least 1 hour.
Bring 7 oz of tea to boil in saucepan, and add 4 oz sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes with tea bag in pan. Remove from heat, pass through cheese cloth and bottle. Keeps for a month if refrigerated.

NOTES: Actually pretty nice for a sore throat. Lemon is a tad strong, and Canton is a little underrepresented, but not bad. Liked the idea from Jen for subbing something floral for the canton like Benedictine or St. Germain.


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Moscow Mule #2

2.5 oz Penn 1681 Vodka
0.75 oz Homemade ginger syrup
0.75 oz lime juice
Small dash club soda
Garnish with candied ginger

Mix booze, ginger and lime. Shake well, pour over crushed ice. Add a small splash of club soda.

Ginger syrup recipe
1 chunk of ginger about the size of my thumb, chopped. Put ginger and 1 cup water in the blender and puree. pour into saucepan with 1 cup sugar, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain twice to remove chunks.

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1 oz Root Liquor
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1 egg white
2 dashes Peychaud bitters

served up with a cherry garnish

NOTES: tried with Canton instead of Grand Marnier first, was not nearly as good. Would also be interested in substituting Cardamom for Peychaud. Real cherries (or luxardo cherries) would also most likely be better than maraschino. Egg whites emulsify better when shaken with alcohol and no ice first, then add ice and shake more.

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