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June 2019 - The Elixir Cup

June 2019 - The Elixir Cup
This month's Spirits feature is The Elixir Cup

The Elixir Cup Reviews

Liber & Co. Fiery Ginger Syrup
95 points
$10
Best Buy
Tasted as a Moscow Mule cocktail. Golden straw color. Attractive, spicy aromas and flavors of fresh sliced ginger, freshly ground nutmeg, galangal, and hint of egg nog with a supple, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, endless finish that shows notes of honeyed ginger root, ginger tea with lemon, and white peppercorn finish. A fabulously fresh and commanding ginger-forward Moscow Mule that warmly stimulates the senses.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Keep It Simple Syrup Classic Sugar Cane Simple Syrup
92 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Tasted as an Old Fashioned cocktail. Aromas and flavors of good and plenty, spiced caramelized nuts, pear nectar, and grilled peach with a satiny, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish manifesting impressions of cinnamon candy and pepper jelly on raisin toast finish. A bright and inviting Old Fashioned with a lively, tingling spicy palate; the syrup is a clean, rock solid base and adds subtle fruit tones.
92 points $8.99 Best Buy
Keep It Simple Syrup Spearmint-Infused Simple Syrup
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Tasted as a Mojito cocktail. Minty aromas and flavors of white chocolate mint cookie and mint cream with a supple, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, layered, long finish with accents of citrus and melon relish and mint gum finish. An inviting and wonderfully balanced mojito with pure mint flavor from artfully infused syrup; try with tea, too!
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
King Floyd’s Cherry Cacao Bitters
92 points
$19.99
Tasted as a Old Fashioned cocktail. Amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of toffee, chocolate orange peels and nuts, and hint of oven roasted tomatoes and cherries sprinkled with paprika with a satiny, soft, fruity sweet full body and a tingling, long finish with notes of caramel cream, dried figs, and grilled peach finish. A delightfully savory and complex Old Fashioned cocktail; the bitters really amplify with chocolate and dried fruity/savory tones.
92 points $19.99
Keep It Simple Syrup Lemon Zest-Infused Simple Syrup
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Tasted as a French 75 cocktail. Aromas and flavors of lemon soufflé and meringue, hint of mint tea, and juniper honey with a supple, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, complex, long finish revealing suggestions of lemon marmalade on pound cake and vanilla gelato finish. A rich and flavorful cocktail with everything in exquisite balance; the lemon syrup provides an enveloping, supportive base for the gin and bubbly to soar.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Keep It Simple Syrup Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Tasted as a Moscow Mule cocktail. Spicy aromas and flavors of candied ginger slice and lime and melon rind with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy finish with overtones of lemon ginger sorbet finish. A pleasant easy drinking Mule with nicely restrained ginger.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Liber & Co. Almond Orgeat Syrup
85 points
$10
Tasted as a Mai Tai cocktail. Creamy opaque golden amber color. Nutty aromas and flavors of roasted almond oil, floury almond cookie, cherry preserves, and waffle potato chip with a gritty, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish that exhibits nuances of cherry kefir, almond strudel, lemon-lime curd, and nut skin and oil finish. A tasty Mai Tai that will suit most tropical occasions, serve with ice.
Traverse City Whiskey Co. Premium Cocktail Cherries
84 points
$16.99
Tasted as a Manhattan cocktail. Dark red color. Roasted aromas of smoked nuts and peppercorns, grilled peach and cherry, mesquite honey, and charcoal with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, buoyant unsweetened sassafras, fruitcake with nuts, and dill finish. Mild and just lightly sweet cherries to support the flavors in a Manhattan.
84 points $16.99
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