Episode #053 – Spice and Cocktails, and Everything Nice

spice cocktails

Sugar, spice, and everything nice. This episode, we talk about how you can spice up your cocktails. A small dash of spice can completely change a classic cocktail.

3 Main Methods of Adding Spice:

  • Spiced Syrups
  • Spice infusions
  • Spice in drinks

Spices come whole (berries/whole/leaves), cracked/chips, or grated/fine. Some of our favorite spices include: juniper berries, cardamom, cinnamon, licorice, cubeb pepper, star anise, rose pepper,  bitter orange peel, allspice, cloves, and turmeric.

Spice Cocktails Recipes Mentioned on the Show:

Pepper Gin Rickey:

Sparkling mineral water, Half of a lime squeezed and dropped in the glass, 2 oz or Gin, 4 drops of peppercorn bitters

Homemade “Fireball” (but way better):

  • 1 Bottle of Whiskey
  • 2 cups Honey Syrup
  • 1 orange zest (entire orange)
  • 1 tablespoon bitter orange peel
  • 6-8 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup water

Let sit 3 days, then filter and store for up to 4 weeks.