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Credit: @ Dan Carlson
Bartender at Saul in Brooklyn, New York.
Quite a lot can happen in two months time, I’ve come to find out. This past April I settled on a fairly complex recipe for housemade amaro after a few weeks of tweaking proportions and ratios of ingredients and differing lengths of time for steeping...
Like most bartenders from the recent past, my sordid introduction to amari came in the form of a courageous pour of Fernet Branca. Menacingly bitter and bracingly medicinal, it attacks not just your palate, but also your entire nervous system, with a...
On the winter cocktail menu at Saul in New York City is this wonderful Scotch-based drink featuring housemade Saigon cinnamon and walnut bitters.
Here's a kind of "starter" bitters recipe that is easy to make and super versatile. This recipe most closely resembles a basic/traditional approach to making aromatic bitters — big baking spices like cinnamon, cloves, and allspice...