½ oz lemon juice
fat ½ oz cinnamon-espresso syrup*
¼ oz raspberry syrup*
2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice, shake hard, and strain into glass.
10 sticks of cinnamon, cracked
4 rounded tbsp
fresh ground coffee
2.5 c water
Bring all ingredients to a boil, then lower to simmer, partially covered, for about 10 minutes. Take off heat, let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Strain into a glass measuring cup, and stir in an equal amount of sugar. Should yield about 2 cups. Don’t use powdered cinnamon! It is a mucinating agent which means it will turn slimy when it hits hot water. Eww.
1 overflowing cup fresh raspberries
1 1/4 c water
Bring everything to boil, and simmer for 10 minutes. Take off heat, let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Strain, and press solids. Add equal amount of sugar. Let cool. Yields almost 2 cups of syrup, will keep refrigerated in covered container for 2 weeks.
Inspiration for Craft Cocktail comes from things we dig: sometimes it’s something as straightforward as a really good cookie, or something as esoteric as the feeling one gets from the perfect song (i.e., Crimson and Clover)
This recipe was summoned by the artwork of friends. We hosted an event with Laura Lombardi, a jewelry designer who uses motifs of astrological geometry in her work, and wanted to design a drink for her Fall/Winter line. Armed with the knowledge that whiskey is her preferred poison, we then imbued the drink with flavors of her Italian upbringing.
This crimson potion evokes a sun-drenched afternoon in Italy with a triangulation of flavors- it starts with sweet hints of raspberry cookies and autumnal spice, and suddenly dries out to a lingering finish of lemon-zested espresso.
TAROT key I : The Magician
Astrological Correspondence: planet Mercury
The Magician signifies taking energy from the universe above you to direct it into a manifestation in the material world. It is the Tarot’s card of being genuine and open to creative energies, allowing one to be focused, yet calm. Thus, a set of plans will be enacted to perfection. Your accomplishments will seem ordinary to you, as if they should have happened without question, but others will look at what you do like it is a new form of magic.