Cheers-Oct 2016

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Page 11 of 35 12 • October 2016 I n cocktails, cordials and liqueurs play the supporting role of wingman to the base spirit. "They are the Robin to Batman," says James Camp, beverage manager at Burlock Coast Seafare and Spirits in the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale in Florida. "Cocktailians feel they must continue to push the envelope and need great-tasting and exotic-sounding ingredients—and cordials fi t that bill." Indeed, liqueurs play a crucial role in the modern bar scene, both in cocktails and on their own. While some venerable elixirs boast centuries of history, the bourgeoning craft scene is also busy conjuring contemporary cordial fl avors. These provide bartenders with a dazzling range for creativity. "Centuries ago, liqueurs were originally compounded as medicines," points out October 2016 How cordials and liqueurs bring depth and complexity to the cocktail party By Thomas Henry Strenk

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