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arleo de guzman

Welcome to another #TakeCareTuesday with me and @bipolarbartender!
This week rather than reflecting on the past week, I’m looking forward in excitement to what’s to come
I get to meet my new baby niece!!
From what I’ve heard she’s just as sweet as her big sister and I can’t wait to see what shenanigans they get up to
It’s actually a very family oriented time for me right now; my mom’s cousin stayed with us for a few days, I filmed with my cousin and her husband recently and I’ll be meeting the baby.
It’s times like these that let me really appreciate my classic large Filipino family and that so many of them are not too far away
What are some things you’ve done with your family lately?
And I hope you’re all remembering to Take Care of yourselves! Cheers!
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#thebarleo #bipolarbartender #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #therapy #selfcare #erasethestigma #family #cleearice #handcarved #meditate #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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I didn't come up with the phrases or definitions but I've been curious since I mentioned them a few weeks ago: What are your thoughts on 'Gram Garnishes'?
Do you see them eventually popping up in any watering hole that isn't a sports or dive bar?
Are they fun to look at but hell to drink from or worth both the bartender's and patron's effort to consume?
Is there a viable way to make Gram Garnishes feasible on a busy Friday night while maintaining drink quality, labor cost and minimizing waste?
Making this simple vertical rim made me wonder about the possibilities so I'm curious what you all things! Here's the Scinnamontillating. Cheers!
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Scinnamontillating
2 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Fernet Canella
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Cinnamon Bark Tea
.75 oz Caramelized Simple Syrup
2 Dashes Cardamom Bitters
Rim glass with cinnamon sugar. Shake and strain drink into prepared glass.
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The #MocktailMonday version of this drink takes out the bourbon and Fernet Canella. Then you'll work with a total of 3 oz of Cinnamon Bark Tea! I specifically chose cinnamon bark tea instead of syrup both for the mocktail variant and to allow the cinnamon to be steeped for as long as possible without cooking any sugar too much
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#thebarleo #bartending #craftcocktails #mixology #homebartending #bartender #homebar #drinks #drinkstagram #gramgarnish #bourbon #fernet #cinnamon #drinkporn #mocktails #drinkrecipes #howto #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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It’s a kiwi made out of kiwis! Not much else to say about that
Here’s the Daikiwi. Cheers!
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Daikiwi
2 oz White Rum
1 oz Kiwi Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with dehydrated kiwis and citrus twists
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Coconut water makes this tropic tiki drink stay tropic without the booze!
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#thebarleo #craftcocktails #drinks #drinkstagram #cocktails #tiki #kiwi #rum #rhum #daiquiri #classiccocktails #garnishgame #gramgarnish #punny #puns #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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Welcome back to @the_kitchen_drink where we raid regular folks' fridges to make unusual crafty cocktails!
This week I visited @jesspeeters and made one of my favorite ingredients, a beer reduction syrup. For her drink I had used an 805 and honey, but for this variant I used an IPA and caramelized simple syrup. Check out the link in the bio to see what exactly went into her Kitchen Drink! Cheers!
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2 oz Gin
.75 oz IPA-Caramelized Sugar reduction syrup
1 oz Unsweetened Tonic Solution
Sparkling Water
Build in glass and stir. Add vanilla bitters to top and express and discard a lemon twist
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To make the reduction syrup, take a beer and bring it down to about half volume then add the sweetener of your choice.
If going boozeless, be sure to reduce it down to at least a third, maybe even a quarter volume. Then replace the gin with a juniper tea, a hops tea or a black tea
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#thebarleo #thekitchendrink #fridgeraid #gin #ipa #homemade #howto #diy #craftcocktails #bartending #homebar #homebartending #bartender #mixology #mocktails #craftmocktails #beerreduction #drinkporn #wearestrawless #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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I’m getting dehydrated on this November day so I’m dreaming of having more of these prickly pear swizzles. Here’s the Prickled. Cheers!
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Prickled
1 oz Aged Rum
1 oz Coconut infused rum
1 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Prickly Pear Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Swizzle and garnish with lime, prickly pear and mint
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I'm long overdue for a smoky drink
I kept it simple here; the Amarleo served up with some cinchona bark smoke to emphasize that quinine character that's very prominent in the herb-bark-spice blend. Not much else to say about this one except it's quite bracing!
Here's the Cin-choking-a-bit-now. Cheers!
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Cin-choking-a-bit-now
2 oz Amarleo Amaro
Cinchona Bark Smoke
Chill Amarleo and pour into glass. Smoke with bark and let linger for a few moments. Blow away smoke before consuming
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Amarleo may be alcoholic, but I've made an 'amaro' in just water with the same exact herb-bark-spice blend. If you're trying your hand at making amari, give non-alcoholic variants a try! They are essentially complex teas that pack a powerful flavor
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#thebarleo #homemade #craftcocktails #mixology #mixologist #Homebartending #bartender #bartenderlife #drinkstagram #drinks #amaro #smoke #smokeddrinks #imbibe #liquor #liqueur #happyhour #drinkrecipes #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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For last week's episode of @the_kitchen_drink, I had made a drink with Sriracha and Greek Yogurt. The next day, @homebarawards announces November's contest theme: savory cocktails. So for my first submission, I decided to take the Sriracha-Yogurt drink a step further.
This drink is essentially a Thai Curry in Golden Fizz form. With a chili-garlic paste, this cocktail has the light hit of space with the flavors of garlic and peppercorn. Instead of heavy cream or milk (to avoid...certain problems with mixing alcohol, milk and spice), I used coconut milk which fits perfectly with the curry recipe. Unfortunately, the change in ingredient and my own hubris ruined the foam of this drink but it was still a nice hit of light garlic with rum and coconut. Here's the Golden Curry Fizz. Cheers!
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Golden Curry Fizz
2 oz White Rum
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz Coconut Milk
Half a barspoon of Chili-Garlic Paste
One Egg
1 Thai Basil Leaf
Dry shake then shake and strain into Collins glass. Slowly add sparkling water to form a nice foamy head. Use a jigger to make a chili powder half-moon on top and add a small basil leaf.
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You can just leave out the rum and add more sparkling water for this spicy-savory fizz when you go boozeless!
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#thebarleo #thekitchendrink #homebarawards #homebar #homebartending #craftcocktails #curry #savory #savorydrinks #thai #thaicurry #rum #rhum #basil #lime #fizz #goldenfizz #drinkstagram #drinkrecipes #cocktailporn #drinkporn #drinks #cocktails #liqpic #thirsty #imbibegram #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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Time for a late #TakeCareTuesday with me and @bipolarbartender!
This week I had a few filming sessions for the Kitchen Drink and reflected on how lucky I am to be able to pursue a passion project like that
One thing I need to start doing more is remember to appreciate the things I have. Thanks to my parents, I’m able to live a balanced life of work and passion. Thankfully my work is also my passion but that’s besides the point
This week let’s all remember to appreciate the little and big things!
What does a dehydrated pear cocktail have to do with everything I just said?
Nothing but I do like my dehydrator a lot. Here’s the Pearadox. Cheers!
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Pearadox
1.5 oz Gin
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Pear Syrup
Sparkling Wine
Shake and strain all but wine. Top with champagne and garnish with a pear
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Try this with black tea for astringency and bitterness instead of gin if you’re not drinking alcohol!
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#thebarleo #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #therapy #drinks #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktails #mixology #drinkstagram #gin #pear #dehydratedfruit #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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So this is a story that I have no recollection of but has been stuck in my mind since I first heard about it as a wee middle schooler
As a precocious young toddler, I apparently loved the game Hi-Ho Cherry-o. And I loved the game so much that when we visited my half-brother in New York, we just had to go cherry picking.
Problem was I thought real life cherry picking was like the game so I counted to ten then dumped out the ten cherries and started over.
So yeah, that weird factor that I have? It's always been there. Here's the Cherry Picker. Cheers!
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Reposting this because I can't not have a picture with my 360 videos
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Cherry Picker
2 oz Gin
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Cherry Shrub
.75 oz Honey
Sparkling Water
Shake and strain all but sparkling water. Top with sparkling water to make a "ground" and "sky". Garnish with a cinnamon-mint-dehydrated cherry tree and a lemon for a sun.
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Substitute the Gin for 2-3 oz of 1:1 Tart Cherry Juice and water. It'll vasty change the flavor but really add some cherry oomph to the mocktail
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#thebarleo #homebartending #bartender #nostalgia #falldrinks #cherry #cherrypicking #drinkporn #garnishgame #gramgarnish #dehydratedfruit #childhoodmemories #gin #shrub #homemade #drinkstagram #cocktails #drinks #happyhour #craftcocktails #mixology #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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After a hot and busy brunch shift with endless bottomless mimosas, it’s time to sip on something even more refreshing
Is there anything more fun than using the fruit husk as your drink vessel?? Here’s the Dragon Tales. Cheers!
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Dragon Tales
1 oz Brandy
1 oz White Rum
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.75 Simple Syrup
Dragonfruit Preserves
Whip and pour into vessel. Garnish with mint and dragonfruit bitters.
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Use grape juice and coconut water in place of brandy and rum for the children!
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Welcome back to @the_kitchen_drink!
This is one of the few drinks I made no alterations on because honestly there wasn't much I could do to "spruce up" the original drink from the video
This drink features vodka, plain Greek yogurt and Sriracha to create a savory creamy cocktail with just a little kick. As a garnish, a little butter knife of Sriracha means you can add as much or as little extra spice to your drink.
Check out the new episode of The Kitchen Drink in the bio and give the account a follow! Here's the Not-Peaches and Not-Cream, based off the drink made in this week's episode. Cheers!
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Not-Peaches and Not-Cream
2 oz Vodka
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
1 Hefty Tablespoon Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Light Barspoon Sriracha
Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with an extra helping of Sriracha
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Take a drink for every time Sriracha was said in this post
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For a mocktail, dilute this drink down with water since vodka only adds alcohol. This should maintain the same general mouthfeel and keep the drink from being overwhelmingly heavy
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#thebarleo #thekitchendrink #homebar #homebartending #bartender #fridgeraid #howto #diy #drinkrecipes #sriracha #yogurt #greekyogurt #weirddrinks #vodka #drinkporn #drinkstagram #imbibe #imbibegram #liqpic #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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It’s Friday which means it’s time for the weekend!
Which means it’s time for my work week to start yaaaayyyyy
Seriously though, I love what I do both for Instagram and for work because I get to be creative and brighten up peoples’ days.
So about this drink. Aren’t these the prettiest dehydrated fruits you’ve ever seen??? This tropical QPS is probably my best garnishes drink yet and takes advantage of a new toy and an old homemade ingredient. Here’s the Dessert Island. Cheers!
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Dessert Island
1 oz Aged Rum
.5 oz Overproof Rum
.75 oz Brandy
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
Mint
Dragonfruit Bitters
Whip or swizzle all but bitters. Top with said bitters and garnish with dehydrated fruit and mint
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You can enjoy the delicious boozeless version with a full ounce of simple syrup with double the grapefruit and pineapple juice all topped with a splash of soda and some shaved frozen dragonfruit on top.
In fact, maybe I should’ve done the shaved dragonfruit for the original cocktail.....
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#thebarleo #craftcocktails #craftmocktails #cocktails #mocktails #dragonfruit #rum #rhum #brandy #tiki #grapefruit #pineapple #dragonfruit #bitters #homemade #drinkrecipes #dehydratedfruit #drinkstagram #friyay #fridayvibes #punny #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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