Arleo@the_barleo

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Take Care of yourself with #TakeCareTuesday
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Arleo

It’s time for another #TakeCareTuesday with me and @bipolarbartender!
Evelina has revealed her mental health blog in her post so today I’m going back to the root of why I asked her to do this collab!
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About 8 months ago, I needed to take a break from drinking. I needed to make sure I wasn’t falling down the slippery slope of using alcohol as a fairly dangerous coping mechanism. Alcohol and cocktails are fun, but are best enjoyed in moderation and with friends right?
So I decided I wanted to share stories about different ways to deal with stress and anxiety that didn’t involve alcohol.
At the same time, I was delving into the world of distilling: I was making my own non alcoholic “gin” and “whiskey,” among other things.
In the process of gathering stories, I learned a lot about my friends and had a few chances to teach them that even the smallest things matter.
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This post also serves as a @homebarawards Dry January submission! I’m sure it makes sense why
I need to get back to a nap so I hope you’ve all been Taking Care of Yourselves! Here’s the Dryest Martini. Cheers!
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Dryest Martini
2.5 oz VirGin
.5 oz Pseudo Vermouth
Stir and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive or a lemon twist or a pearl onion
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Rain rain went away
Come again soonish though so that we don’t get back into a drought
On an unrelated note, we have a persimmon tree that we didn’t get to enjoy this season. Those damn squirrels really like delicious fruit
But I managed to save two: one to eat and one to drink
Here’s the Squirrel Bait
Cheers!
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Squirrel Bait
2 oz Rum
.75 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Macadamia Orgeat
.5 oz Persimmon Shrub
Swizzle swizzle swizzle. Garnish with dehydrated persimmon
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Some coconut water instead of rum makes this a tasty fruity mocktail
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#thebarleo #craftcocktails #homebar #homebartending #drinkstagram #drinkporn #seasonalfruit #dehydratedfruit #pebbleice #rum #rhum #swizzle #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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It’s time for another episode of @the_kitchen_drink!
The drink I made for @bayleysirishcream had gin, a Rocket Pop and cranberry juice so I made a drink with a similarly tart profile. Bayley doesn’t like gin, so will she like this drink? Find out in the link in the bio! Here’s the Baeley. Cheers!
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Baeley
1.5 oz Gin
.5 oz Triple Sec
.75 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Orgeat
.25 oz Raspberry Syrup
3 dashes Cherry Bitters
Cranberries
Egg White
Muddle cranberries. Dry then wet shake and double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cranberries and ignore your trypophobia
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Replace the gin and triple sec with a drop of orangeflower water and green tea for a florally tart mocktail
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#thebarleo #thekitchendrink #fridgeraid #drinkstagram #drinks #cocktails #dotd #bartending #homebar #gin #cranberry #homemade #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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One of the biggest issues with a dark photo background is all the darker drinks tend to disappear into the void.
But that also means glassware, ice and garnishes pop out even more. What does that have to do with this drink? Nothing really, just a fun little fact! Here’s the Treasure Trove. Cheers!
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Treasure Trove
1 oz Aged Rum
.5 oz Overproof Rum
.5 oz Averna
.75 oz Bianco Vermouth
3 Dashes Cardamom Bitters
Stir and strain into rocks glass with large rock. Garnish with orange and lemon twist
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Too many boozy ingredients so there is no easy mocktail alternative unfortunately
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Time to #tikithesnowaway! Or I guess since it’s low elevation nearly equatorial Southern California, tiki the rain away!
How bout some bright tart raspberries to help remind you of summer? Mix it with some balsamic vinegar for a shrub, throw in some rum and you’ve got a delicious cocktail! Here’s the Rainberry. Cheers!
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Rainberry
1 oz Aged Rum
1 oz Rhum Agricole
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
1 barspoon Allspice Dram
.25 oz Orgeat
Raspberries
.5 oz Raspberry-Balsamic Shrub
Swizzle all but the shrub with pebble ice. Top with more ice and float the shrub
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2 oz of a 10% molasses dilution can replace the rhum and rum to go virgin tiki
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It’s been a rainy week here in the land of sunny Los Angeles
And while I love the rain, I hate other drivers in this weather
I mean, I already dislike how a lot of fellow Southern Californians drive but rain just kicks it up a notch
So instead I’m gonna sit back, relax and have a nice warm drink to settle down. Here’s the Rain Dance. Cheers!
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Rain Dance
1.5 oz Rye
.5 oz Caramelized Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate Milk (depending on your lactose tolerance)
3 dashes Chocolate Bitters
Build in mug and garnish with whipped cream and grated nutmeg
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If you’re not feeling the Rye, a barley-sassafras tea makes a delicious booze free substitute for this hot drink
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Arleo

It’s time for another #TakeCareTuesday with me and @bipolarbartender!
So what have I been up to this week?
A lot!
I managed to get a second job that fits perfectly into my current job’s schedule
I’m set on The Kitchen Drink episode’s until April
I officially got a social media content creator title at work
Everything is coming up Arleo!
What I’ll have to remember as I get ready for my first training shift at my new job is that while I’ll be a busy bee (or even busier hummingbird) so I’ll have to make sure to throw in some relaxation time to avoid burnout!
How have you been Taking Care of yourself this week? Cheers!
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Hummingbar
2 oz VirGin
.75 oz Apple Cordial
.25 oz Caramelized Simple Syrup
Stir and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice
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This is also a submission for @homebarawards Dry January challenge with all these homemade ingredients having absolutely zero alcohol! More to come
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#thebarleo #erasethestigma #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #selfcare #therapeutic #dryjanuary #mocktail #drinkoftheday #homebarawards #360view #easylistening #pianomusic


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When it’s a chilly rainy day, a little spice can put some pep in your step. A tasty espelette drink adds a nice kick while the cinnamon-Fresno agave provides a warming spice. Here’s the Spice Trade. Cheers!
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Spice Trade
1.5 oz Tequila
.5 oz Mezcal
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Cinnamon-Fresno Agave
Shake and strain into glass prepped with an espelette rim
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To go boozeless, some liquid smoke for the mezcal and a some black tea keep this spicy drink on its toes
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It’s time for another episode of @the_kitchen_drink!
Amber is hanging out with us today and we’re using Capri Sun in her drink. Since Pacific Cooler apparently has pear, grape, apple, pineapple and orange concentrate, we’re using none of those and going more pacific with a mango shrub for the crafty version! Don’t forget to check the link in the bio and do the classic like, favorite, subscribe when you get to YouTube. Here’s the Pacific Breeze. Cheers!
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Pacific Breeze
1.5 oz Rhum Agricole
.5 oz Pot-Stilled Rum
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Mango-Apple Cider Shrub
.75 oz Diluted Honey
Shake and strain onto fresh ice. Garnish with a dried mango
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Use a highly diluted molasses to replace the rum if you’re doing dry January or longer
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There will be blood oranges!!!
I’ve made my dehydrated blood orange wheels, my blood orange rinds are tincturing, I’m ready for when these guys are all seasoned out. But I’m gonna use them fresh while I can.
This is based off a classic whiskey tiki drink, the Eastern Sour. Here’s the East Sangre Sour. Cheers!
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East Sangre Sour
2 oz Bourbon
.75 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Orgeat
Shake and dump into cracked or crushed ice. Garnish with a blood orange wheel and mint
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For Dry January, remove the bourbon and top this off with sparkling water for a delicious soda
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One of my favorite things to do is take a dive bar drink and “convert” them into a delicious craft version. I’ve made this one before but it’s my favorite. Here’s a Craft Apple Martini. Cheers!
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Craft Apple Martini
2 oz Gin
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Green Apple Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
3 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with an Apple wedge
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Change all the Gin for more of the vitamixed Apple juice for a boozeless Apple martini
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I’ve started using the clarified milk punch technique to finish off my liqueurs to create a crystal clear, smooth and delicious ingredient.
This Negroni variant uses a homemade raspberry liqueur in lieu of sweet vermouth making it a fruity and bitter sweetly tart cocktail. Here’s the Rasgroni. Cheers!
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Rasgroni
1 oz Gin
1 oz Raspberry Cordial
1 oz Campari
Stir and strain into cocktail glass. Express and discard an orange twist and garnish with raspberries
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Someday I’ll have a full true and easy mocktail version for these Negroni and Manhattan clones
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