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Negroni Week – one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not only do I get to partake in the forever-classic negroni, but to participate in supporting charity. However, this year is a bit different from prior years. Participating venues select a charity from the vetted list provided by Imbibe and Campari then make an initial donation to the charity.

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Earl Grey-Infused Dolin Blanc

Earl Grey infused Dolin Blanc

This is an excellent infusion that’s featured in the Death & Co cocktail book. The bergamot orange notes in the tea make this excellent vermouth even more fun to incorporate into various cocktails.

Earl Grey infused Dolin Blanc
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Earl Grey-Infused Dolin Blanc

Servings: 750 mL
Author: Death & Co

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Steep tea in Dolin Blanc at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  • Strain and bottle.

Notes

Recipe from the excellent book, Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails.

Sage-Infused Dolin Blanc

sage infused Dolin Blanc

 

sage infused Dolin Blanc
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Sage-Infused Dolin Blanc

This recipe is from the exceptional Death & Co. cocktail book.
Course: Cocktail
Author: Death & Co.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine vermouth and sage leaves in a container and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Strain and re-bottle.

Notes

*Fresh sage leaves will work, just taste the infusion periodically to ensure it doesn't become bitter or vegetal.
If you're wondering what to make with this infusion, the Sage's Serum is a great option for starters!

 

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