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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

 

Last Word

In a shaker, add:

- 1 oz gin

- .75 oz Chartreuse

- .5 oz Maraschino liqueur

- .75 oz fresh lime juice

Add ice and shake 15-20 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass. Add 1 dropper Crude “Bitterless Marriage”, "Sycophant", Rhubarb or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters.

Shrub and Soda - Clear

In a rocks glass with ice, add:

- 1 oz white rum, blanco tequila, or gin

- .75 oz Crude Watermelon-Basil shrub or Cucumber shrub

- top with seltzer

Stir gently to incorporate. If using Watermelon Basil: Add 6-8 drops Crude Rhubarb or "Bitterless Marriage" bitters to top. If using Cucumber: Add 6-8 drops Crude "Rizzo" or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters to top.

Manhattan

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. 

Gin or Dark and Tonic

In a rocks glass with ice, add:

- Choose 1 ½ oz gin, bourbon or rum (spiced or dark)

- 1 oz Crude Old Fashioned Tonicola

Top with seltzer water and stir. Add 8 drops of bitters: "Rizzo",  "Bitterless Marriage" or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters if gin was used, "Sycophant", "Lindsay", or "Pooter" if bourbon or rum was used. 

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.

Scofflaw

- 1 ½ ounces rye or bourbon

- 1 ounce Dolin dry vermouth

- ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

- ¾ ounce grenadine

- 2 droppers Crude "Bitterless Marriage", "Sycophant" or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters

Combine all ingredients except bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a martini glass. Top with bitters.  

Boulevardier

- 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. 

 

G & T & B

- 1.5 oz gin
- 1 oz tonic concentrate (Alley 26 or Jack Rudy)
- 1 dropper Crude "Rizzo", "Bitterless Marriage", Pear and Hazelnut, Spruce and Birch, Rhubarb or Sweet and Thai Basil bitters
•  .5 ounce Crude Pineapple Ginger Shrub (optional)
In a rocks glass with ice, combine gin and tonic syrup. Top with seltzer. Add bitters to finish.

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.