Recipe: The Smoking Gun

whiskeyAs noted earlier, Barrel Aged Bitters from Fee Brothers have arrived back at our store. This recipe makes good use of them, pairing them up with two more of my favorite things: smoky scotch and Fernet Branca!

The Smoking Gun

Two notoriously assertive ingredients—scotch and Fernet Branca—balance each other out in this flavorful after-dinner sipper. “It’s a drink you can hunker down with,” says Mark Allen. “I love how it has such a warming effect, even though it’s served ice-cold.”

2 oz. Islay or other peaty scotch (Allen uses Laphroaig 10-year)

3/4 tsp. Fernet Branca

1/2 tsp. brown sugar cordial (see below)

2 dashes Fee Bros. whiskey barrel-aged bitters

Cracked ice

Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer

Glass: small scotch or cocktail glass

Garnish: mint leaf
Stir all ingredients and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.

To make the brown sugar cordial, heat two parts brown sugar and one part water until sugar is dissolved and solution has slightly thickened. Allow to cool and stir in an ounce of demerara rum (Allen uses Lemon Hart) per every 10 ounces of syrup. Keeps for a month in the refrigerator.

Mark Allen, Red Feather Lounge, Boise, Idaho

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Wines Of Italy Tasting In Fairview Heights Tonite!!!!!

Wines Of Italy Private Wine Tasting put on by Tom Crowder of Zonin Wines in Fairview Heights Thursday April 25th 6:00 PM

We will Be Tasting
Zonin Prosecco from the Veneto,

Ca’ Bolani Pinot Grigio from Friuli,

Principi Di Butera Insolia from Sicily,

Castello del Poggio Barbera d’Asti from Piedmont,

Castello D’Albola Chianti Classico from Tuscany, and

Altemura Sasseo Primitivo from Puglia.

Cost is $10.00 and this does include a $5.00 off coupon to be used on anything in the entire store after the tasting event!! FREE FOR ALL RANDALL’S V.I.P.!!!!!!

Barrel Aged Bitters are Back!!


Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
Freshly emptied oak whiskey barrels from America’s best distillers, interiors charred and soaked with aged whiskey, are used by Fee Brothers to age aromatic bitters. Savor the result of the mingling of these great flavors.


Gin Barrel-Aged Orange Bitters
Oak barrels, which aged Old Tom Gin, take on a second life at Fee Brothers. They now age Orange Bitters, mingling it with gin-soaked oak. Crafting Orange Bitters has just been elevated to new heights.

Randall’s Cocktail of the Week!

This weeks featured cocktail is the Summer’s Blush!  A delightful Cucumber Tequila Cocktail with a touch of St. Germain, fresh Lime Juice, Rose Water, and Peychaud’s Bitters.  We will be mixing this drink up Saturday afternoon at the Jefferson store from Noon to One for everyone to sample.