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.