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Three Bottle Cocktails – New Cocktails Added

Update: New Cocktail added Today (8/7) – The Negroni Being sheltered in place or simply staying at home can be difficult, it can be boring and it can be repetitive, however, it is good for our collective well being. The Three Bottle Cocktails Series aims to upend the boring and ease the difficulty just a bit. Since it is good for our mental health to laugh and carry on a bit, let’s have some fun. A great way to do so is to enjoy an evening cocktail. Being shut in as we are, however, may mean that we are limited to what is on our bar. We have re-launched our Fancy A Drink series, “The Three Bottle Bar”. The goal is to make crafting a cocktail simple and enjoyable by requiring three ingredients, no more. For these cocktails, we have generally eliminated garnishes to focus on a base spirit and two mixers. Each recipe in the series is tagged “Three Bottles“. There are approximately 20 cocktails on the Three Bottle Cocktails list which should just get us through quarantine and into early May. The newest Three Bottles Cocktail recipe on the list is the Bees Knees. Please let us know […]

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Clementine Whiskey Sour

The Clementine Whiskey Sour is a radical take on the classic Whiskey Sour. The Whiskey Sour is simple, delicious, balanced. It is also very versatile in that we can mix up the ingredients to form something unique or seasonal. The basics of the Sour are spirit (whiskey), sugar (simple syrup) and citrus (lime or lemon typically). The Clementine Whiskey Sour takes the straightforward Whiskey Sour a step further and adds in a seasonal citrus. In this case, the clementine. If you are a fan of more spirit-forward cocktails, then keep the clementine to one per drink. If you like more citrusy drinks, then experiment with two or more clementines per drink. Find our recipe here and let us know what you like. Salud! image credit: Gingalain [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

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Grave Digger

cocktail glass with bourbon cocktail

The Grave Digger is an excellent Bourbon based winter cocktail when it is cold outside and warm inside. This version of the Grave Digger uses Bourbon as the base spirit and red wine as the secondary alcohol.  We have mixed up slight variations of this using Rye in place of Bourbon and even hard cider in place of the red wine. Have fun, mix and match the ingredients but most importantly, enjoy the cocktail and stay warm. Find the recipe here.

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The Colonial Gimlet

Colonial Gimlet, bottle of rum, cocktail glass and handwritten recipe on a table

Start the weekend off right with a Colonial Gimlet. My grandmother wrote this recipe down for my grandfather in the 1980s. As a result, I’m certain he took this hint and made that exact cocktail for her. The note has survived time and recently made its way to us here at Fancy A Drink and we now bring you both the photograph and recipe. The recipe can be found here and we hope you enjoy it. We will be making our Colonial Gimlet with BUMBU (The Original) Rum.

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Holiday Fun With Gin

With it being 15 years or so since Prohibition ended and the end of WWII was near, Gin was all the rage in the ’40s. Here we present two classic 3 Bottle Cocktails from that time: the Gin Fizz and the Gin Sour. Simple ingredients: Gin, Simple Syrup, Lemon, Bitters. That’s it. Enjoy and let us know what you think. All photos taken by the author from the book, 3 Bottle Bar by H.i. Williams. 1943

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