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Reviews for 2018

June 2018 - The Elixir Cup™

June 2018 - The Elixir Cup™
This month's Spirit feature is The Elixir Cup™

The Elixir Cup™ Reviews

Old Forester Salt and Pepper Tincture
94 points
Golden amber color. Savory, smoky aromas and flavors of smoky bbq rubbed meat, smoked paprika and gouda, cigar and pipe tobacco, and barnyard with a round, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a tingling, subtle, long finish. A wonderfully smoky and savory tincture that will add a great smoked paprika note to classic and innovative cocktails.
Awards: 2018 Best Tincture
Old Forester Oleo-Saccharum Syrup
93 points
Pale straw color. Attractive, citrusy aromas and flavors of freshly shaved yuzu and Buddha’s hand, crystallized ginger, lady grey tea, and rosemary with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long lemon meringue pie, spiced melon, and lemon heads finish. A rich syrup that will add attractive layers of complexity to any cocktail.
Awards: 2018 Best Bar Syrup
Old Forester Perfect Old Fashioned Syrup
89 points
Dark copper color. Spicy, complex, herbal aromas and flavors of cinnamon and cloves, toasted herbal roots and barks, gingerbread, and piney incense with a thick, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, elegant, long maple spice cake, honey roasted nuts and pumpkin, and dried cherries finish. A spicy and complex syrup that yields a very tasty and easy drinking Old Fashioned.
Stirrings Stirrings Simple Syrup
87 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Slivery straw color. Aromas of albumen, starched linen, light molasses, and cane stalk and leaves with a soft, moderately sweet medium body and a easy lemon juice, schmaltz cookie, corn syrup, and melon rind finish. A simple syrup that is always ready for you and your next home cocktail party.
87 points $4.99 Best Buy
Stirrings Dirty Martini Olive Brine
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy color. Savory, attractive aromas and flavors of salty olive brine, smoked pimento stuffed olives, and pickled pepperoni and hearts of palm on Italian salad with a satiny, soft, briny medium body and a tingling, refreshing, long salty blue cheese finish. A solid briny olive mix for dirty martinis.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters Syrup
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Dark amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of spiced honey roasted oranges, dried ginger and galangal, lemon verbena and schechuan buttons, and cedar with a supple, tangy, bittersweet medium body and an engaging, medium orange pepper, cola, exotic herbal tea, and gentian finish. A fun, spicy and bitter orange syrup that will add interesting twists and turns to cocktails.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
Stirrings Authentic Grenadine
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Light ruby color. Fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of sour cherry lozenge and gummy bear, wild strawberry, rose hip, and fruit punch with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy orange fruit cake finish. A fruit-forward grenadine to please in anything from Shirley Temples to Tequila Sunrises.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
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