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  1. Brad

    Artisanal = illegal

    Part of the problem here is that in order to 'Rectify' spirits, one needs a particular license, right? And if you have that license, you can't sell what you make directly to someone in a drink - You'd need to sell it to a bar who'd then be allowed to mix it into a cocktail. So, silly question: Can a bar have someone (An employee or pseudo-employee, I guess?) get the license, whip up the infusions and then 'Sell' them to the bar? (I use sell loosely here. Presumably precisely at cost). I'm not a lawyer, but if the rectifier's license isn't too hard to get, that could be a temporary solution. At least until the laws get changed to something sensible in 20 or 30 years...
  2. Riff-by-necessity of a drink I found on CocktailDB (http://www.cocktaildb.com/recipe_detail?id=3683) Rum Ricky Variation Variation 1.5 oz Dark Rum .75 oz Benedictine .5 oz Lemon juice Scant .5 oz Hibiscus-Ginger infused Simple Syrup Build in an ice-filled Collins glass and top with soda. Garnish with an orange twist. Turned out better than I expected : D Little cold for this kind of drink (At least in Southern Ontario), but tasty none the less.
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    Scotch Cocktails

    This topic got me perusing through CocktailDB, as I really don't make Scotch cocktails very often. I came across a couple I thought were interesting: Alice (http://www.cocktaildb.com/recipe_detail?id=2600) .75 oz Scotch .75 oz Kummel .75 oz Sweet Vermouth Stir and strain into a cocktail glass and Oh! Henry (http://www.cocktaildb.com/recipe_detail?id=4484) 1 oz Scotch 1 oz Benedictine 1 oz Ginger Ale Mix and serve in a cocktail glass I haven't actually tried either yet, but they work ok in my head. That being said, make and consume at your own risk.
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    Artisanal = illegal

    Interesting. I'm wondering if the best approach might actually be to get arrested and then fight it out in court as a bad law...I mean, assuming someone could deal with the costs and hassle. In any event - Bleh.
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