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Jiggery Pokery

a 12 Bottle Bar (re)original

1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
0.5 oz Pomegranate Molasses
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
0.5 oz Apple Juice

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain
Garnish with a lemon wheel

Featured Glassware: Octavie Martini by Villeroy & Boch

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We’re all about recycling here at 12 Bottle Bar. Not the “save the earth, reduce our footprint” kind, mind you (although we’re guilty of that too), but the “slightly tweak a recipe that works, call it new, and throw in an old photo prop for good measure” kind of recycling that makes churning out drinks a bit easier. Of course, we find no shame in it because reusing great ingredients is not only key to the 12BB philosophy, it’s a wonderful way to learn how to craft your own personal potions.

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Repeal Day and the Pomegranate “Manhattan”

2 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Pomegranate Molasses (see below)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a lemon twist


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Author Gore Vidal is noted for claiming that our puritanical forefathers came to America not to escape persecution but to be free to persecute others.  As a generalization, it’s a sentiment that strikes a deep vein running through the history of our young nation, and perhaps there has been no greater mass persecution committed upon the free citizens of the United States than that of Prohibition.  In 1920, succumbing to pressure from the ever-vocal temperance movement, Congress passed the 18th Amendment – over President Wilson’s veto – banning the manufacture and sale of alcohol.  For thirteen long years, the country was dry – at least, officially.  Then, in a spark of sanity, on December 5, 1933, Congress overturned the Volstead Act by passing the 21st Amendment.  In just ten days time, it would be legal to drink again.  Americans don’t like to wait, however, and drinking began before the ink on the amendment was dry.  And thus, it’s today that we celebrate the anniversary of the reclamation of one of our most fundamental liberties:  booze. Read More…

POM Wonderful Dinner Party – Part Five: The POM Gin Fizz

a 12 Bottle Bar original (kind of)

1.5 oz Leopold’s Gin
1.0 oz Grenadine
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz POM Pomegranate Juice
2 Drops Orange Flower Water
2 Drops Vanilla Extract
2 oz Heavy Cream
White of 1 Egg

Shake all ingredients vigorously WITHOUT ice to emulsify them.
Fill shaker with large ice. Shake the drink until your arm tires.
Strain into a collins glass.
Top with a splash of Club Soda, chopping a bar spoon up and down in the glass as you fill to create a thick head.

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POM Wonderful Dinner Party – Part Four: Designing Eden… And Parts East

“Decorating and entertaining are halves of the same apple.  They are important parts of the art of living.” – Dorothy Draper

Dorothy knew what she was talking about — although she could have just as easily said, “halves of the same pomegranate.”  Whether it’s a kid’s birthday, New Year’s bash, or – in our case – a POM Wonderful Dinner Party, décor is the icing on the cake.

Yes, stalwart cocktail lovers, today we show the “softer” side of 12 Bottle Bar.  Why talk decorating?   The answer is two-fold.  First, the décor element – how we incorporate pomegranates into our home and decorating scheme – is one third of our POM Party grade, so we wanted to give the seductive fruit a chance to shine outside of the kitchen.  Second, as much as you might like to just throw back a drink, sipping your favorite tipple in the right setting (and the right glass, for that matter) only adds to the experience.  Just think of the appeal of a rustic library nook, a crackling fire, an overstuffed leather armchair, and a glass of… you get the idea.

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POM Wonderful Dinner Party – Part Three: The Monticello Cocktail

a 12 Bottle Bar original

1.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 tsp Grenadine
1 Dash Orange Liqueur
1 Dash Orange Bitters
0.25 tsp Pomegranate “Bitters” (see below)

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Chill in refrigerator
When chilled, pour in rocks glass, over POM juice ice cube(s)

Scale as needed

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