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Cocktails with amaro

The Toronto. A riff on the classic Old Fashioned with rye, simple syrup, and a judicious amount of Fernet Branca. Not for the faint of heart. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious | www.blossomtostem.net

Toronto Cocktail

I don’t remember exactly when I first learned about Fernet-Branca. But somehow, perhaps four or five years ago, a bottle of it found its way into our liquor cabinet, and for a long while after that I didn’t quite know what to make of it. It’s a beast of an amaro, an aggressively herbaceous Italian …

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The Expat Cocktail

When the folks at Carpano asked if I’d like to try a bottle of their newest vermouth–Carpano Dry–I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve long been a fan of their sweet vermouths, Carpano Antica and Punt e Mes (Carpano Antica has been a staple in my Manhattans for years). I was curious to see what their …

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The Brooklyn Cocktail. A less-sweet variation of the Manhattan with rye whiskey, dry vermouth, Ramazotti amaro, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters. One of my favorite cocktails ever. www.blossomtostem.net

Brooklyn Cocktail

I like a good cocktail. You might have noticed this before. But I have to admit I’ve been holding out on you. I haven’t yet told you about the Brooklyn cocktail. This is one of my all-time favorites. It’s the kind of thing I am, more or less, always in the mood for. It’s a …

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