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Vermouth Cocktail

In a rocks glass, with or without ice:

- 3-4 oz chilled sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica, Dolin, Punt E Mes)

- orange or lemon peel

- Optional: Add .25 oz Crude Barrel-Aged Black tea shrub

Top with 6-8 drops of your choice of bitters. "Rizzo", "Sycophant", "Bitterless Marriage", "Big Bear", Pear and Hazelnut, Cherry and Walnut, "Lindsay", "Attawanhood", Spruce and Birch, Sweet and Thai Basil


Leap Day Cocktail

In a shaker with ice, add:

- 2 oz London Dry gin

- .5 oz orange liqueur

- .5 oz sweet vermouth or amaro

- 1 barspoon lemon juice

Add ice and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into coupe or martini glass.  Add "Rizzo" or "Sycophant" bitters to top. Garnish with lemon peel. 


In a mixing glass, add:

- 2.5 oz rye whiskey

- .5 oz bourbon

- 1 oz sweet vermouth

- Optional: Add .25 oz Crude Barrel-Aged Black Tea shrub

Add ice and stir for 20 seconds. Strain into martini glass. Add 6-8 drops Crude “Big Bear”, half a dropper of Crude “Bitterless Marriage” or "Sycophant".  Also try one dropper Cherry and Walnut bitters or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters to top. 

Mama's Grandaddy

- 1 ½ ounce un-aged whiskey

- ½ ounce bourbon

- ½ ounce honey syrup

- 1 dropper Crude Big Bear, Lindsay or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters

In a rocks glass with ice, combine all ingredients except bitters and stir well. Top with bitters. Garnish with boozy cherry and a lime wedge.

Fox in the Hen House

- 2 ounces rye or bourbon

- ½ ounce ginger syrup

- 1 slice of jalapeño

- Crude Big Bear bitters

- Crude Rizzo bitters

- Crude Pooter bitters (optional)

Muddle the jalapeño in a rocks glass. Fill glass with ice. Top with rye, ginger syrup, squeeze lemon wedge and stir to combine.  Add a few drops of each bitters. 


- 1 ½ ounces whiskey or bourbon

- ½ ounce fresh lime juice

- ½ ounce maple syrup

- ginger beer

- 1 dropper Crude "Big Bear", "Lindsay", Pear and Hazelnut or "Pooter" bitters

Combine all ingredients except bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Top with ginger beer and bitters.


- 1 ounce rye whiskey

- ¾ ounce Campari or Cappalletti

- 1 ounce Cardamaro (or sweet vermouth)

•  1 dropper Crude "Big Bear", "Bitterless Marriage" Pear and Hazelnut, Cherry and Walnut, "Pooter" or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters

In a mixing glass with ice stir rye, Campari and Cardamaro and pour into coupe or martini glass. Top with bitters. 


Bocce Ball

- 1 ½ ounces Islay scotch (Laphroaig or Lagavulin)

- ½ ounce amaretto

- 1 dropper Crude "Rizzo" or "Big Bear" bitters

In rocks glass with a few ice cubes, stir scotch and amaretto for 10-15 seconds. Add bitters and garnish with a boozy cherry. For a “lighter” drink, use Rizzo bitters; for a “darker” drink use Big Bear bitters.

Old Fashioned

In a rocks glass, add
- 2oz rye whiskey or bourbon
- 1 tsp simple syrup
- 1 dropper bitters. Each flavor will change aroma and character slightly. 
Add one large ice cube and stir to incorporate.