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S P E A K E A S Y

S p e a k E a s y

is open to all people who are interested in exploring the world of spirits and sharing that interest in a monthly discussion group with like minded explorers.  

At its core, Speak Easy is about making cocktails and having conversation.

At the start of each month, we will announce the featured spirits bottle. If you want to join the hang out, buy a bottle of the Speak Easy Spirit, collect the cocktail recipes, and then join us on Instagram Live! 

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MAY  S P E A K   E A S Y
ANISE
Anise is a powerful ingredient in many different alcoholic beverages. With its licorice-like flavor, it can be somewhat polarizing for people. But the taste is potent because anise seed itself is a powerhouse of health benefits such as: anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and may fight stomach ulcers, keep blood sugar levels in check and reduce symptoms of depression and menopause. We offer a range of liqueurs and spirits that incorporate anise into their final mix: Pastis, Absinthe, Patxaran, and Arrack. Pick up a bottle and join us on Instagram Live to watch Keith make cocktails and talk about the bittersweet history of these anise based spirits.

Meeting: Friday, May 20, 7-8PM

INSTAGRAM LIVE
@caravanwineshop

Untitled (Green, White, and Yellow on Yellow), 1954

 

ANISE COCKTAIL RECIPES

  BRANDY CHAMPERELLE

3/4 oz Curacao

3/4 oz Chartreuse

3/4 oz Sambuca

3/4 oz Brandy

Stir all together over ice cubes.

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SAZERAC

1 cube of sugar

2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

2 oz rye whiskey or cognac

Absinthe

Dissolve sugar in bitters and a splash of water.

Stir with whiskey or cognac and ice.

Strain into an Absinthe-coated glass.

Lemon twist

 

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PEKING COCKTAIL

2 oz dark rum

3/4 oz lemon juice

1/4 oz Pastis

2 dashes Grenadine

Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

Add all ingredients.

Shake until well chilled.

Strain into martini glass.

No garnish.

 

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TOO MANY REASONS

1 oz islay Scotch

1/2 oz Herbal Liqueur (Izarra or Chartreuse)

1/2 oz Pacharan

2 drops Fernet

Lemon peel

Fill rocks glass with ice.

Add all ingredients and stir.

Express lemon peel over top and discard.

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