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A Fall-Forward Cocktail

The Tackler by Camper English

The Tackler by Camper English

By Camper English, contributor

December 2nd, 2011

Fair warning: This cocktail contains several ingredients not found in every home bar, so you may have to do some shopping.

Genever is the ancestor to gin that tastes malty, like unaged whisky. It provides a strong base and background notes to this drink.

Allspice dram is an allspice liqueur. You might be able to substitute a homemade allspice syrup fortified with brandy for this if you want to get creative at home. Allspice liqueur lends the fall flavors of mulled wine to the cocktail.

Domaine de Canton is a ginger liqueur. You could substitute the new brand The King's Ginger for this, or again try fortifying a ginger syrup with brandy. The ginger brings the spicy heat to this drink, making it a winter warmer that's served cold.

The name of the drink comes from coincidence: my friends were talking about football when I created it.

The Tackler
By Camper English

2 fl. oz. Bols Genever
.5 fl. oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
.5 fl. oz. Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

Shake or stir ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

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