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The revival of pre-Prohibition recipes, artisan liquors, and speakeasy-style lounges has ignited a thirst for creative cocktails. While there will always be a demand for the classic martini — straight up, with a twist — a wave of inspiring products and recipes lend more complex flavors and textures to your drink.

Tomr’s Tonic
Tomr, aka Tom Richter, reinvents tonic for sophisticated palates by going back to the source of quinine — the bark from the cinchona tree, found in Peru and elsewhere — to create a rich, wood-scented, amber-colored mixer that elevates gin and even works solo, mixed with soda. tomshandcrafted.com

Ripe Bar Juice
Sure, you can squeeze your own fruit juice. But Ripe not only does the labor for you, it combines flavors. The Agave Margarita Bar Juice, featuring lime and orange juices sweetened by agave nectar, needs only tequila to get the party started. drinkripe.com

Devilish Drinks
Actor Josh Lucas and partners have created garnishes bound to generate conversation. The company offers olives stuffed with the fiery red piri piri peppers and the Filthy Pickle, which features a small gherkin stuffed into an olive. filthyfood.com

Fee Brothers’ Gin Barrel Aged Orange Bitters
Since generations before the current cocktail craze, the Rochester, New York-based Fee Brothers have been turning out bitters, those alcohol or glycerin and herb-based digestives once used as medicine and now charged with bringing complexity to the bar. The Brothers recently released their barrel-aged and fruit-accented elixir. feebrothers.com

Perlini Cocktail Shaker
Get the right mixer, then mix it right with the new Perlini cocktail shaker. It carbonates each drink using a disposable CO² cartridge. perlini.biz


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RHUM BARBANCOURT


Talk about aging gracefully. Rhum Barbancourt is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and is every bit as tasty now as when it was created back in 1862 by Dupré Barbancourt, using a double distillation method often reserved for fine cognacs. Perfect for fall, this Autumn Apple Twist cocktail will impress your friends, and you can check out many more creative recipes at facebook.com/Barbancourt




AUTUMN APPLE TWIST
2 oz 5 Star Rhum Barbancourt 8 Year Old rum
2 oz apple cider
2 oz Cointreau
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Splash of simple syrup

Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel and apple slices.