This is the first in what will hopefully be a weekly feature: a round-up of links to some of the most interesting content around the web.
- In honor of Repeal Day, Gary Regan shares his recipe for the Scofflaw cocktail, a variation on the Manhattan. A simple drink, but sounds like a tasty one. (Maybe I'll make one of these later.)
- New Booze: Camper English's new blog about new booze, over on Shakestir.com. Camper knows his spirits, so this should be interesting.
- Darcy O'Neil's Bitters Database: a collection of recipes for making a few dozen types of bitters. I've done just a little bit of experimentation with making my own ingredients, but maybe I'll try some more. I'm not sure I'd start with bitters, though.
- An interesting recipe for an Appletini. I bet this would taste good, but it sounds like a lot of trouble.
- Simon Difford gives Tanqueray Sterling Vodka a score of 4.5 out of 5. I'm a great admirer of their Gin, but I've never tried the Vodka.
- Imbibe Magazine's recipe for Cozy Pomegranate Cider: naughty or nice? I'm not sure. Would red wine and apple cider go together? My initial reaction is that it sounds gross. But I'm not much of a red wine fan.
- Matt "Rum Dood" Robold reviews Santa Teresa Claro rum and compares it favorably to Cuban rums (which, of course, we can't legally buy here in the U.S.). He recommends using the Claro in the classic Cuban cocktails like the Daiquiri and Mojito.
- Watch Robert Hess on the Cocktail Spirit show you how to make a Spencer Cocktail, which includes Gin and Apricot Brandy. That sounds like it has potential.
- One from the archives: Eric Felten musing on the Rock and Rye. (The Rye is Rye Whiskey, the Rock is Rock Candy.) I wish he were still writing regularly on spirits for the Journal.
That's it until next week. If you come across anything you think I should share, drop me an email.