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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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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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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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