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Cocktail Youtube Channel: Distinguished Spirits

I want to promote a Youtube channel that I’ve been following for a while: Distinguished Spirits.

I think these are the best shot cocktail recipe videos on Youtube.

Here is an example of a drink I love (of course it uses mezcal):

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Vegetable Infused Pimm’s Cocktail

All it takes is one random comment.

I read about cocktails often. I had a bottle of Pimm’s and was figuring out what to do with it. A Pimm’s Cup is just fine (Pimm’s, ginger beer/ale, with cucumbers and mint), but I wanted to do something different with it.

While reading about variations on the Pimm’s Cup, in the comment section of this particular post, I came across someone who said the following:

“So the best Pimms Cup I’ve ever had was in New Orleans at this super old bar that I can’t remember the name of. The bartender had been working there for like 15 years and we talked Pimms. She infused her Pimms with cucumber, celery and carrots for 4 weeks and mashed the veggies in then double strained the liquor. She used a good ginger ale, and if you were nice she would throw in a rosemary infused gin topper.

Without a doubt one of the best drinks I’ve ever had. Just wanted to throw in another idea of what you can do.” [Emphases added]

I knew I needed to try this! I couldn’t find any other recipe similar to this description on Google.

Below is this unnamed cocktail that I just made, and it is indeed amazing, like this commenter said. This is not my idea, but this my recipe.

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The Bowery Fix Cocktail (Tequila and Yellow Bell Pepper) – My #1 Favorite Cocktail

This is the drink that got me interested in craft cocktails.

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When I visited a good friend of mine in New York City 5 years ago, he said “Here’s a bar I know you’d like.” He said that because he and I appreciated good food and cooking (he was a teacher for most of his life, but he is now a pastry chef at a really reputable NYC restaurant). He was right.

He took me to Saxon + Parole on Bowery St. in the Lower East Side of New York City. It was late afternoon and the place was mostly empty. We walked through an empty yet elegant dining room to the bar, with a marble bar, bartenders in striped aprons, and an array of herbs, fruits, vegetables and other colorful whole foods adorning the bar. Behind the bar tenders was a huge block of clear ice that they used a chisel and pick to create the ice cubes. This type of bar is not for everyone, and some may use words like pretentious or hipster, but I loved it. Every molecule in this bar screamed “we care about the drinks we make and serve.”

At $13-$15 a cocktail, I experienced very well-balanced creatively constructed drinks that were a delight. However, one stood out, and really opened my eyes to the world of hard alcohol. That drink is called The Bowery Fix.

Almost five years later, I decided to dive into the hobby of craft cocktail making. Mixologist. Home bartender. It helped that the recipe for my favorite drink I had at Saxon + Parole finally made its way online. When I decided to make the Bowery Fix at home, I purchased bottles of liquid I couldn’t pronounce and have never heard of.

I made it, and it was amazing.

Here is how to make the Bowery Fix, my absolute favorite cocktail.

All credit goes to Naren Young.

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