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SAVE THE DATE!! (RSVP link in bio) In honor of our Home Bartender of the Year competition, @creativedrunk of @amoryamargo will be joining us next week for a cocktail chat on the Americano. Tune in to learn the history behind this famous fizzy drink, and learn how to make a cocktail straight off the Amor Y Amargo menu, the Braulio-Cano! Here’s what you’ll need to make the drink: • Braulio Amaro • Cocchi Americano Rosa • Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate • Seltzer / Club Soda If you want to receive an email reminder, you can sign up using the link in our bio, or go to homebarawards.com/americano See you there! • #homebarawards #cocktails #drinkstagram #campari #americano
The 2020 Home Bartender of the Year finals are now underway!! In true HBA fashion, we’re partnering with @creativedrunk and @amoryamargo for our third consecutive year. This year’s challenge? Amor-icano! As a reminder, this final round is only open to participants who have won an award in 2020. For those curious, here are the rules: - Must contain amaro - Must contain soda (no, sparkling wine does not count) - Must be stirred, not shaken - Cannot contain juice - Cannot contain homemade ingredients (infused-spirits, homemade bitters, etc.) Best of luck to our 43 finalists!! • #homebarawards
🇧🇪 November Best Overall: @servedbysoberon Taking home his FOURTH award for 2020, Matthias absolutely crushed this challenge with a cocktail that contains his own bitters blend (check it out in the recipe). Excited to see what he does for the finals this year 😎 TRINI-DEATH - 20ml/0.66oz Angostura Aromatic Bitters - 10ml/0.33oz SBS Bitters Blend* - 30ml/1oz Campari - 30ml/1oz Homemade Coconut Cream - 30ml/1oz Lime Juice - 60ml/2oz Guava Nectar - - - - - HOW: Hard Shake (or preferably flash blend) with crushed ice / Dirty dump / Garnish. The SBS Bitters blend* is an equal parts mix of 4 different bitters: 1️⃣ The Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters 2️⃣ Peychaud's Bitters 3️⃣ Bittered Sling Lem Marrakech Bitters and 4️⃣ L'Extreme d'Absinthe Bitters. 🔥 Together with 20ml/0.66oz Angostura Bitters, you get the base for this TRINI-DEATH 💀 which obviously refers to Trinidad 🇹🇹 where Angostura Bitters come from. • #homebarawards #liquor #booze #cocktailculture #craftcocktails #nowdrinking
🇧🇪 November Best Photo: @mtcocktails Elegant, colorful, and perfectly placed, we just loved this shot from Matthias! Not to mention this tiki-style drink sounds delicious 😋 • DEATH ON THE BEACH 1 oz Angostura Bitters 1/2 oz Absinthe 3/4 oz Lime juice 3/4 oz Pineapple juice 1/2 oz Orgeat 1/4+ oz Simple Coconut water syrup A pinch of Hawaii Black Salt Shake all with crushed ice, open pour into double old-fashioned glass and garnish with pineapple fonds. • #homebarawards #cheers #cocktails #drinks #mixologist #homebar
🇦🇺 November Best Recipe: @koktailmeister Welcome back to the winners circle Ramon! So impressed with this recipe which includes a custom blended carrot cake spice liqueur. Dreamy 😍 • The Ghost Pirate LeChuck 1 oz Angostura bitters 1 oz spiced rum 1 oz carrot cake spice liqueur* ¾ oz fresh lime juice Root beer / Sarsparilla to top Dry shake all ingredients except root beer and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice. ❄️ Top with root beer and serve with a well-targeted insult about a dairy farmer. 🐮 * The carrot cake spice liqueur is a mix of 2 parts Velvet Falernum, 1 part cinnamon syrup and 1 part Pimento Dram- covering the core carrot cake spices of clove, cinnamon and allspice. • #homebarawards #cocktailporn #spirits #mixologist #craftcocktails #imbibegram
🇺🇸 November Most Innovative: @johneatsanddrinks • Didn’t know you could freeze bitters, but John found a way! Very clever idea and we loved the sequence of photos showing the drink in action. • Negronified Martini 1.5oz homemade gin* 0.5oz dry vermouth 0.5oz Lillet Rosé 2d orange bitters <Ice cubes recipe, divided into 4 cubes> 0.5oz Angostura bitters 0.25oz peach bitters (@feebrothersbitters) 0.25oz orange bitters 0.5oz campari (@campariusa) 3.5oz water 🔀 <Instructions> Add martini ingredients to shaker and briefly stir to chill. Enjoy a sip or three. Add the ice, brief stir, and enjoy your drink gradually changing into the bittersweet classic. Cheers! *Homemade gin made by rapid infusing 7 botanicals (including juniper, lemon verbena, coriander, and pink peppercorn) + citrus peels using Isi whipper/NO2. DM for recipe. • #homebarawards #cocktailgram #imbibegram #cocktails #spirits #bartender
🇺🇸 November Best Concept: @eating_with_carter Clarified bitters... need we say more?! Creative concept and incredible execution, this submission knocked it out of the park. Well done 👏 • Adult Root Beer - 2 oz clarified root beer bitters - 1 oz @ramazzotti - 3 dashes @feebrothersbitters orange bitters - 6 dashes @feebrothersbitters cardamom bitters - Garnish with expressed orange peel • #homebarawards #cocktails #drinkstagram #liqpic #craftcocktails #homebartender
🇺🇸 November Crowd Favorite: @housepoured We loved this entry from House Poured, and it appears everyone else did too! This drink boasts not one, but TWO full ounces of bitters, plus an Orange bitters/Greek yogurt foam 😍 Congrats! • On The Fence 2 oz Peychauds bitters .5 oz @licor43global .5 oz @straydoggin 1 oz orange juice .5 oz lime juice .5 oz simple syrup Top with orange bitters/Greek yogurt foam Garnish with grated orange and lime zest Shake everything except foam with ice and pour over fresh ice cube. Top with foam and freshly grated zest. Heavy licorice, floral and citrus notes made this non decision a no brainer. Bright and refreshing though probably a good decision to have one of these after working on a project rather than before. *whip one egg white, 12 dashes bitters, 2 teaspoons Greek yogurt and .5 oz simple syrup using a milk frother. • #homebarawards #drinkup #mixology #drinkstagram #drinks #mixologist #bitters
And Phoebe has the lead in... vegetables (📸: @bucketlistcocktails) • The #homebarawards for November is “go bitters or go home”, you have to use 30ml of bitters in the drink. For me, this was definitely the hardest challenge so far. 😱I almost always use bitters in my cocktails, but only a few drops to add aroma and complexity. Never as the main ingredient. And as I tried to create something, I found it almost impossible for me to do a well-balanced drink with so much bitters. 😅 The only bitters I can drink pure is the Swedish wormwood bitter ”Bäska droppar” (bitter drops). So I went ahead and made my own version of that bitter. It turned out really nice and I started to build my cocktail around that. 🤤 Extra points to whoever gets the name reference. 😉 __________________ 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒆𝒃𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒊𝒏... 𝒗𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒔 10 ml BLC bitter drops* 7 ml fee brothers lime bitters 3 ml bitter truth celery bitters 5 ml reagans orange bitters 10 ml lime juice 15 ml F*ck Trump and his stupid f*cking wall (habanero spirit from @empiricalcph 👌🏻) 80 ml celery stock How: Make a dried basil and sugar (1:1) rim for the glass. Add ango ice. Muddle 8 basil leaves in shaker. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain in glass. Top with sparkling water. === Angostura ice === 5ml angostura bitter 1 tsp sugar 50 ml water How: mix until sugar is dissolved. Freeze in small ice ball mold === BLC bitter drops (pic 3) === 4g galangal root 0.5g lavendel 0.5g camomill 0.8g wormwood 10 Sichuan pepper 10 peppercorns 2g roasted chicory 1 tonka bean (cracked) 1 cinnamon stick 1 green cardamom pod (cracked) Orange zest from 1/2 orange 0,5 l vodka How: combine all ingredients and let infuse for 2 weeks === Celery stock === 1 celery stalk 2 dl water 0,5 dl Sugar 1 pinch of salt How: blend all ingredients for 1 min. Strain through fine mesh strainer and coffee filter • #drinkup #mixology #drinkstagram #drinks #mixologist
Bitter today for a better tomorrow (📸: @bitterssweetlife) • One full ounce (or more) of bitters! That's the rule of November @homebarawards competition - go bitter or go home ! To put an ounce perspective, a normal drink has 2-3 dashes of bitters. Something like a Sazerac has 5-6. An ounce is roughly 30 -32 dashes! So you are taking something intensely flavorful, to be used moderately to accent a drink and using it in abundance. Angostura is a natural choice. Its the OG bitters; versatile and powerful. Made by a doctor in Simon Bolivar's army and sold since mid 1800s. There are a bunch or recipes out there that call for more than a few dash of the Ango. Majority of them, though, are long drinks. Some with tiki like ingredients. This makes sense as Angostura has a very strong and bitter flavor. You want something fruity, rich and almost oily to play off of it. But what if you want to make a straight stirred drink? You lean into the strong flavor and enlist A-listers into the ensemble. I brought in Yellow Chartruese for the honey-like sweetness but strong herbal backbone. The dozens of herbs in it and spices in Ango expanded the complexity. And to take all that, Pedro Ximenez Sherry from El Maestro Sierra for the it's beautiful funky sweetness; and Pineau Des Charentes for a little sourness and more richness. It could have become a dessert drink had it not been for the large amount of Angostura. Instead it tastes like a complex tropical Amaro. Also as an insurance I dropped in a dash of Decanter bitters (because one oz of bitters is just not enough 😂). Bitter today for a better tomorrow 1 Oz Angostura bitters @angosturahouse 3/4 Oz Yellow Chartruese 3/4 Oz PX Sherry @elmaestro978f 1 Oz Pineau Des Charentes 1 dash Jerry Thomas Decanter bitters Garnish: Cherry soaked in moonshine rolled in coconut flakes. • #cheers #craftcocktails #greatdrink #cocktailgram #cocktailtime