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Muddled Cocktails: I'll Take Two

 Toasted coconut adds depth of flavor to a classic formula. This cocktail is made with a homemade toasted coconut rum but if you live in range @hardtruthspirits has a fantastic option available! "I'll Take Two"2oz Toasted Coconut Rum (recipe below).75oz Lime Juice½ White peach4-5 Pineapple ChunksSoda waterMuddle together peach, pineapple and lime juice, add rum, shake, double strain over ice filled glass, top with soda. Garnish with pineapple frond, grilled pineapple and toasted coconut. Enjoy!Toasted Coconut Rum: 750 ml Rum, of your choice. I used white @bacardi¾ cup Virgin cold pressed coconut oil2 cups Toasted sweetened coconut flakesGrab a huge Mason jar, pour in rum, melt Coconut oil, add to jar. Shake, let sit for 4 hours. Freeze for 2 hours or until fat solidifies and...

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Muddled Cocktails: The PHS

We muddled up a batch of Pineapple-Habanero Shrub to make this rum cocktail. No name yet! Give us your ideas in the comments.Pineapple Shrub:Equal parts Pineapple, Sugar, White Wine or Champagne Vinegar. One Habanaro.Muddle chunks of pineapple, diced habanero, and sugar together until well incorporated.Place in fridge overnightAdd Vinegar and let rest in fridge an additional day or two.Strain out solids, don't forget to use your Muddler to squeeze out those juices.Cocktail:2.5oz rum we used @plantation.rum Overproof Dark2oz ShrubIceCrushed iceSodaPack crushed ice into a tall glass, add all other ingredients to a shaker and give it a good mix. Strain into crushed ice glass. Garnish. Enjoy. Featured here is our Walnut Muddler, every one is different due to grain patterns and which part of the...

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Muddled Cocktails: Jalapeno Paloma

A spicy take on the classic Paloma! I'm a sucker for grapefruit, spicy things and salt. Jalapeno Paloma:½ Large Jalapeno, seeded, pithed and sliced3 oz Grapefruit Juice, fresh squeezed Ruby preferred2 oz Tequila, I use @espolontequila1 Sugar Cube.5 oz Lime JuiceSoda waterGarnish with Kosher salt,Grapefruit peel, jalapeno slices and Mexican oreganoMuddle sugar cube with a splash of water until combined, add jalapeno, muddle until fragrant, add juice, Tequila and stir to combine. Pour into a tall glass of ice and top with soda water to desired level. Garnish, Enjoy!Featured here is our Birch Muddler, with its straight grain and relative hardness it's a perfect pick for a well used lifetime! Check us out at www.brotheramuddlers.com to get yours.

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Muddled Cocktail: Blackberry Rum Smash

Blackberry Smash! Blackberry Rum Smash4 Blackberries2oz White Rum (we prefer Rhum JM)2 cubes dark brown sugar.5oz lime juice3 mint leavesSodaIce (preferably crushed)Firmly muddle Blackberries #muddleyourfruit , Sugar, and lime juice. Add mint leaves and gently muddle.Add Rum and 1/4 cup of ice.Flip the tin a few times to incorporate but don't shake too firmly.Pour into an amazing vintage glassAdd iceTop with SodaGarnish with a mint sprig (extra internet points if it's from your garden!)Featured here is our Walnut Muddler. Custom designed, made, and hand finished right here in the USA. Check us out at www.brothersmuddlers.com.

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Muddled Cocktails: Early Retirement

Brown butter washed bourbon and foraged mushroom salts make this stunner unique - The Early Retirement.Early Retirement:2.5oz Brown Butter washed @fourrosesbourbon.5oz Lemon Juice2 Cubes SugarSplash of waterLemon peelSageChanterelle salts for garnish.Muddle lemon peel, sugar, lemon juice, and splash of water.Add sage and lightly muddle, careful not to tear the herbs. (Flat bottom muddlers FTW!)Add homemade brown butter washed bourbon (we used @fourrosesbourbon)Toss a couple times in the tin to incorporate.Rim with homemade Chanterelle salts cause you're outdoorsy like that.This spring when the bar I work at shuttered it's doors for what would turn out to be much longer than any of us expected I did what a lot of us did, I took to the outdoors. I explored more areas, learned new...

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