I recently had a conversation with my friend Kate Byars about the phrase "cocktail" and how it skeeves me out to my core. Do y'all have a favorite synonym for this crude term- spirits? 5'oclocks? Aperitif is too snooty patooty, but if you have any suggestions I am all ears!
Items, clockwise from the top: Wood muddler from Coterie, Brookfarm General Store stainless steel straws, Dutch's Colonial Bitters from Kaufmann Mercantile, Japanese Kraft Envelopes( for storing drink recipes) from Kaufmann Mercantile, India Tree brown sugar cubes, Morris Kitchen Boiled Apple Cider Syrup from Kaufmann Mercantile.
I'm thrilled with the renewed interest in mixology mainly because I have a stockpile of gift-ideas for Ed, even though he's pretty simple- basic whiskey straight or on the rocks. Craft whiskies are somewhat lost on him since he's a Jack Daniels/ Makers Mark kind of man. I'm an aesthetics gal so fancy pants bar stocking is in his future ;)