Posts Tagged ‘Ron Zacapa 23’

101 Best New Cocktails: Inked Zacapa Old Fashioned by Monica Berg, Aqua Vitae, Oslo, Norway

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

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Inked Zacapa Old FashionedInked Zacapa Old Fashioned

Adapted from a recipe by Monica Berg, Aqua Vitae, Oslo, Norway

1 Demerara sugar cube

1 dash squid ink

1 dash Angostura bitters

splash of soda

60 ml (2 oz) Ron Zacapa 23

Place the sugar cube into an old-fashioned glass, and add the squid ink, the bitters, and the club soda.  Crush the sugar cube with a barspoon and stir till all is dissolved. Add ice, then add the spirit while stirring constantly.

Monica Berg

gaz sez:  This is delectable.  The squid ink is hard to detect, but if you search for a slight briny-ness you’ll find it here, and the lush sweetness of the Zacapa is the perfect foil!

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101 Best New Cocktails: Ciudad Vieja by Alex Negranza, Liberty Bar, Seattle

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

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Ciudad ViejaCiudad Vieja

Adapted from a recipe by Alex Negranza, Liberty Bar, Seattle

“This drink was inspired by the Vieux Carre.  I had a customer who loved them and Sazeracs, but they wanted something more viscous but still spirit forward,” Alex Negranza.

30 ml (1 oz) Laird’s Bottled in Bond applejack

22.5 ml (3/4 oz) dry curacao

15 ml (1/2 oz) Ron Zacapa 23

7.5 ml (1/4 oz) Bénédictine

2 dashes Creole bitters*

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Build in double old-fashioned glass.  Stir until well chilled, and add the garnish.

*Substitute Peychaud’s if Creole bitters aren’t available.

gaz sez:  My style of drink, this is.  I’ll take one as an after-work drink, and another as a nightcap, thank you.  I could drink these all night, if truth be told.

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