Friday, January 25, 2013

New Year!

Bar Made's New Year's Resolution is simple: to not drink more, but to drink better

When the idea for this blog was conceived back in the summer of 2011, our first goal was to write about products that would help people discover new beers, liquors, and drinks. People tend to graviate towards the familiar, and even seasoned drinkers such as us can spend night after night drinking martinis*, Corpse Reviver #2s, and cans of Licher

We came up with this cocktail in the early hours of 2013 and would like to share it here as a reminder to get behind your bar and get creative. This cocktail was created to go along with an Italian meal we were making, but the bitterness and balanced sweetness would go well with almost anything. 

The Argyle
This recipe makes 1 cocktail; double measurements to make 2 drinks.

2 oz. grappa
1 oz. maraschino liqueur
3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz. Cynar
1/4 oz. simple syrup**

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker; add ice
Shake until frost forms on outside of shaker
Strain into coupe, garnish with a Luxardo cherry

*Abby's preferred martini is 3 oz. gin (preferably Hendrick's); 1/2 oz. Dolin Dry vermouth; dash orange bitters; garnished with an olive; stirred, ice, coupe, downed, etc. Mike's preferred martini is 2 oz. gin (any gin will do, he says); 1 1/2 oz. Dolin Dry vermouth; dash orange bitters; stirred, ice, lemon twist, research historial beer recipes, preferably Presidential ones. 

**We originally made this drink with 1/4 oz. simple syrup, but ended up liking the one without more. Include it if the mood strikes!

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