Blackberry Lavender Shrub

My home bar is the best bar because of gifts like this from people like my sister-in-law who has always supported and continues to encourage my research and experiments as a bartender.

It must be in the DNA. My wife and her parents are similarly some of my all time best test subjects.

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The Peach Tease

This cocktail doesn’t even need a name. It has its own playlist:

Prince. The Eels. The Presidents of the United States of America.

Peaches for you. Peaches for me.

And until now it’s only been available in my brain and at my kitchen table, but I’m nothing if not generous — so here’s the recipe.

The Peach Tease

As mentioned previously, Bag and String Wine Merchants gifted me a bottle of their new exclusive barrel release from Tommyrotter Distillery in Buffalo.

This is my first go at making a fun cocktail with it.

About This Drink

A perfect late summer sipper, as fresh peaches are still readily available and the depth and spice of the barrel aged gin hint at the approaching change of seasons.

It’s The Peach Tease (or Teasy P. if you’re hip and into the whole brevity thing).

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz B&S Tommyrotter Barrel-Aged
  • .75 oz Peach Tea Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Contratto Apertif orange liqueur
  • Peach garnish

Preparation

  • Add all the ingredients except the garnish into a mixing glass and stir until well chilled and diluted (as the gin is 122 proof). Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a fresh slice of peach.

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Bag & String exclusive Tommyrotter barrel-aged gin

The flavors in this barrel aged gin are unreal!

I’m very excited to try my hand at making some creative drinks with this Bag & String Wine Merchants exclusive from Buffalo’s Tommy Rotter Distillery!

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National Moscato Day

Moscato Margarita

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A Cocktail A Day: 5/1/18

Carrot Ginger Margarita

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A Cocktail A Day: 4/29/18

Peach brandy, blood orange amaro, orange bitters, lemon juice & chili-lime hot sauce (as well as rye whiskey, but could be tequila.) Avocado, cilantro & salt to garnish.

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A Cocktail A Day: 4/28/18

Anejo tequila, muddled pear, ancho chili liqueur, blood orange shrub, Aperol & charred jalapeno.

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