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When the holidays and cold weather (for California, anyway) come rolling around the corner, it’s nice to have a warming spiced drink in hand. Even with a giant ice-cube, Death and Company gives me a cozy, warm feeling with each sip. Part of it is the bourbon, but a larger part of it is the spiced honey syrup, which the BF made using honey, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and star anise. The syrup smelled amazing simmering on the stove.

Cocktail Week: Death and Company

The drink is served on ice, which may seem like an odd choice for a cold holiday beverage, but one sniff of the spices made me think of pumpkin pie and eggnog. The recipe’s in this month’s issue of Imbibe Magazine on pg 45. I’d post it, but this issue is particularly good and worth getting because of all the holiday drinks it highlights.

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  1. Will says:

    ps – Without giving away the exact recipe, if you can’t tell from the picture above, the main ingredients are:

    Bourbon
    Green Chartreuse
    Absinthe
    Spiced honey syrup
    Lemon Juice
    Angostura bitters

    The recipe isn’t actually from the bar “Death and Company” in NY, but rather from a bartender who was inspired after reading Death and Company’s cocktail menu. Somehow, I think the name fits.

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