"Flip Fam’s Earl Grey Punch | Crafted Pour"

"Just a moment to share what we made tonight… @ellainthenorth and I decided on Early Grey as the flavor base I would go with for our Thanksgiving cocktail. Much experimentation and learning went into it- like making my own bitter lemon liqueur, milk-washing and the history/reasoning behind that, and making Flip’s Earl Grey Flip (a happy accident). This wasn’t tasting right until I had the idea to try washing the bourbon. The bitterness inherent in the drink was being exacerbated and intensified to a pine-mouth level. Milk-washing was done to smooth out and calm spirits back when there were no regulations on how we make spirits, so they were often akin to jet fuel. The milk washing made them much more drinkable. It was an incredible transformation. Suddenly, every flavor was present, and it tasted like I thought it could when I originally started jotting down flavors. So, happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. Enjoy your food, family, and (obviously) great cocktails like this one! Thank you, Bitter Truth! ", "undefined", "Flip Fam’s Earl Grey Punch",

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Flip Fam’s Earl Grey Punch By , May 8, 2009 Just a moment to share what we made tonight…

@ellainthenorth and I decided on Early Grey as the flavor base I would go with for our Thanksgiving cocktail. Much experimentation and learning went into it- like making my own bitter lemon liqueur, milk-washing and the history/reasoning behind that, and making Flip’s Earl Grey Flip (a happy accident).

This wasn’t tasting right until I had the idea to try washing the bourbon. The bitterness inherent in the drink was being exacerbated and intensified to a pine-mouth level. Milk-washing was done to smooth out and calm spirits back when there were no regulations on how we make spirits, so they were often akin to jet fuel. The milk washing made them much more drinkable. 

It was an incredible transformation. Suddenly, every flavor was present, and it tasted like I thought it could when I originally started jotting down flavors. 

So, happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. Enjoy your food, family, and (obviously) great cocktails like this one!

Thank you, Bitter Truth! Just a moment to share what we made tonight… @ellainthenorth and I decided on Early Grey as the flavor base I would go with for our Thanksgiving cocktail. Much experimentation and learning went into it- like making my own bitter lemon liqueur, milk-washing and the history/reasoning behind that, and making Flip’s Earl Grey Flip (a happy accident). This wasn’t tasting right until I had the idea to try washing the bourbon. The bitterness inherent in the drink was being exacerbated and intensified to a pine-mouth level. Milk-washing was done to smooth out and calm spirits back when there were no regulations on how we make spirits, so they were often akin to jet fuel. The milk washing made them much more drinkable. It was an incredible transformation. Suddenly, every flavor was present, and it tasted like I thought it could when I originally started jotting down flavors. So, happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. Enjoy your food, family, and (obviously) great cocktails like this one! Thank you, Bitter Truth! Ingredients: - Earl Grey Tea - Milk-washed Bourbon Instructions: Put all ingredients in a tin with a large ice cube that has been cracked a bit. Shake well for about 5 seconds. Double strain into a collins glass with the largest ice you can get in your glass. Carving your own ice helps with that. For the syrup: 1 cup honey 1 cup water 1 cup cranberry (fresh or dried) 3 sprigs thyme 1 sprig rosemary 2 sage leaves Add honey and water to a pot over medium heat and stir until honey is dissolved. Add cranberries and herbs and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes, cover, remove from heat, and allow to steep for at least an hour. When cool enough, strain well and bottle. Store in the fridge. To milk-wash bourbon: 5 parts bourbon 1 part whole milk Pour bourbon into milk. Stir and let sit for about 3 hours. Strain at least twice. This will take awhile. Bottle and set in the fridge over night to let any remaining particles settle and strain one more time. Refreshing,Holiday,Fall,Milk wash,Fruity,Winter