arleo de guzman@the_barleo

Welcome to the Barleo!
Self Taught Craft Bartender
Hand-carved Ice
Homemade Ingredients
Easy Listening 360 Degree Cocktails
Cheers!

I've made a bunch of smoke boxes for work so that you can have tableside smoked cocktails. This is probably my favorite new one with its metal and glass combination, though I still need to figure out how to make it sturdier
The cocktail inside the smokebox is a little tribute to Cuba, featuring aged rum and cigar smoke. Say hello to the Havana! Cheers!
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Havana
Aged Rum
Caramelized Simple Syrup
Grapefruit Bitters
Build in glass and stir. Add large ice ball and smoke with cigar smoke
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The main focus I’m trying to bring to my work bar is homemade cordials and amaro. While not exactly the same as the stuff we’re all used to buying, it provides a learning experience for all my staff as well as an easy conversation point with guests who we get to teach about the process of some of their favorite cocktails.
This relatively simple looking cocktail is made with Blood Orange Bitters, Curaçao and Tequila to create a warm and citrusy cocktail with a little extra elbow grease and love in it. Cheers!
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Golden Hour
Tequila Reposado
House Curaçao
Agave
Blood Orange Bitters
Stir and strain into glass. Garnish with dehydrated blood orange and orange
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One of my main goals for my bar program is to make sure that everybody is learning, from the bartenders to the barbacks to the servers to the customers. Aside from making our cordials and liqueurs in house, I also want to introduce some of the older classic craft cocktails with a little twist
While we aren't going to be an agave bar, most of our clientele are big fans of tequila. Like the Identity Theft, this drink is an attempt to convince tequila lovers to give Mezcal a try.
This is a variant on Jerry Thomas' Japanese Cocktail with housemade Avo-Orgeat while also splitting the base with Mezcal. Say hello to the Hapa, a blend of Mexican agave influences into a French drink with an Asian-inspired name. Cheers!
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Hapa
1 oz Mezcal
.5 oz Brandy
1 oz Avo-Orgeat
.5 oz Agave
3 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
Stir and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with brandied cherries
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Metamorphosis: the process an organism goes through when it suddenly and drastically changes from one form to another. This drink was originally going to be called 'Cocoon', but I figured a more science-y name would be a little more intriguing. Here's the Metamorph! Cheers!
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Metamorph
Vodka
House Creme de Peche
Color Change Mix
Stir and strain into glass. Add 10% Citric Acid Solution for Magic
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Identity Theft is here to introduce newer drinkers to mescal! It's a relatively simple drink variant, using a split base of tequila and mescal. There's also synergy between the bar and kitchen, using the avocado pits for the orgeat. One of my favorite tiki variations I've made coming soon! Cheers!
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Identity Theft
Lime
Avocado Orgeat
SImple Syrup
Curacao
Tequila
Mescal
Whip and pour into collins glass. Top with crushed ice and float aromatic bitters
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Say hello to the big blood, Gran Sangre! If you like your Sangria on the slightly drier side and with a little extra oomph, this one's for you! In an ideal world at my work, this will be barrel aged to make it even more special. For now, it's still a delicious heftier Sangria. Cheers!
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Gran Sangre
Cabernet
Chardonnay
House Vermouth
Lemon Juice
Orange Juice
Caramelized Simple Syrup
Bourbon
Seasonal Fruit
Whip and double-strain into wine goblet. Garnish with citrus and appropriate fruit
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A remake of a sugary sweet martini, giving it depth and complexity and doesn't ruin your appetite. Or give you a massive hangover
This apple martini uses gin and a homemade apple cordial instead of sour apple pucker and vodka. Time will tell if we'll be using dehydrated apple garnishes, but a Luxardo or brandied cherry with fresh apple slices would also work
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Craft Apple
Gin
Apple Cordial
Lemon
Simple
Aromatic Bitters
Cinnamon Bitters
Shake and double strain into glass, garnish with dehydrated apple slice
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I have two cocktail ideas that both involve coffee bitters and coffee garnish, but each are suited for a particular taste. One is called the Wake-Up Call, which I have had on my page before and the other is House of the Tzar.
This name is a bit of a stretch; Tzar is from its vodka component and House is just something I associated with coffee for some reason. Probably from Coffeehouses and Grindhouse since coffee is ground, even though those words aren't really associated
Anyway this is the lighter of my two coffee bitters cocktails! Cheers!
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House of the Tzar
Vodka
Lemon
Caramelied Simple Syrup
Coffee Bitters
Shake and strain into rocks glass with a large rock. Garnish with lemon twist and ground coffee
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Today's R&D cocktail is something I've enjoyed for a few years and is named after myself!
I have a tattoo on my left wrist of three checkboxes, where each mark indicates a serving of alcohol. There are more than three ingredients in this cocktail, but there are three that are critical to its bittersweet and vibrant flavor. Here's the Three Boxes. Cheers!
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Three Boxes
Gin
Elderflower Liqueur
Grapefruit Juice
Simple Syrup
Shake and strain, then pour onto crushed ice. Top with a splash of club soda, float grapefruit bitters
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This is the Cantina, using my favorite shrub ever and it was made completely on accident
"Crap, I want to make this shrub but I have no vinegar besides Balsamic. Oh well, let's see what happens"
5 minutes later
"Oh my god this is delicious!"
Yeah that was the conversation I had with myself when I first made the Blackberry-Balsamic Shrub
Since then, I've played with more shrubs with other vinegars so it was the best accidental thing to ever happen to me.
Cheers!
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Cantina
Bourbon
Ginger Shrub
Blackberry-Balsamic Shrub
Caramelized Simple Syrup
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Jeffrey Avenue, the street I've lived on for about a dozen or so years
And where I've made all the ingredients in this particular cocktail
I'm planning on bringing my homemade amari and liqueurs to work and this drink is made only with those! Cheers!
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Jeffrey Ave
House Curacao
House Amaro
House Vermouth
House Aromatic Bitters
House Orange Bitters
Stir and strain
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The beginning of my April R&D month for my work's future bar program
It's the first time I'm given pretty much full rein on everything and I want to make sure I give it my best shot
Most of the names are references to my coworkers or just random wordplay references, so we'll see how that rolls over. Here's 'In the Breeze'! Cheers!
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In the Breeze
Bourbon
Amaretto
House Syrup
Cinnamon Syrup
Aromatic Bitters
Stir and strain into glass, smoke with cinnamon bark
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