#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 64 - The Snozzberry

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 64 - The Snozzberry

Who ever heard of a Snozzberry? With that lamentation, we all knew that Verruca Salt was not going to have a good time in Willy Wonka's factory. That was asked by a friend of mine one day in jest, and I held on to the idea for this part of the #100DaysOfCocktails. I pictured them as a little sweet with just a hint of sparkle to them. And that I what I made. 

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 63 - Black Negroni

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 63 - Black Negroni

There is a White Negroni out in the world that utilizes Lillet Blanc, gin, and Suze. So why not make a black version of it? Old Tom gin, Jagermeister (yes, that Jagermeister), and sweet vermouth aim to make this variation on the classic. 

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 61 - The Fitzgerald

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 61 - The Fitzgerald

There was a bit of a counting error, so the exploration of modern cocktails received an extra day. Who else to dedicate that to other than "King Cocktail" Dale DeGroff. He was one of the pioneers in the late 1980's and early 1990's that brought fresh ingredients and classic techniques back to a thoroughly artificial bar scene. If you are interested in craft cocktails or are working in the industry, it is probably because of this man. 

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 60 - Sierra Madre Sunrise

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 60 - Sierra Madre Sunrise

It is fall, and as the weather gets colder and colder, flavors in cocktail get richer and deeper. Gone are the lemonades and muddles berries and touches of mint from the summer months. We are now in cinnamon and allspice and vanilla...and smoke. Smokey cocktails come out of the woodwork in the fall. Most reach for scotch when trying to add smoke; Elena Lepkowski of Serious Eats reaches for the mezcal for a Sierra Madre Sunrise.

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 59 - Espresso Martini

Dick Bradsell was approached by a young lady in his London bar with one request: give her something that will "wake me up and [expletive] me up." This cocktail is the one he created in his London bar for that purpose. While I may disagree with this being a Martini, I understand why it was named as such. Considering the flavor profile, I can give it a pass.

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 58 - Tootsie Roll

#100DaysOfCocktails - Day 58 - Tootsie Roll

Toosie Rolls have been part of the military since their inception, but there was one battle that this candy was a little more than a treat for tired soldiers. This cocktail by Aisha Sharpe blends rye whiskey, chocolate bitters, and sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry to replicate this sweet treat. It works quite nicely.