arleo de guzman@the_barleo

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Self taught craft bartender pretending he knows what he's doing
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It’s time to beat the bRuins! One of the best rivalries of all time with the best color scheme and traditions. The PAC12 South was clinched against the buffs last week so let’s have fun and lay it on the bRuins! Fight On!
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2 oz Brandy or Cognac
1 oz Honey-Cornflower Syrup
1 oz Lemon Juice
Shake and double strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with dried cornflowers.
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Grabbing ingredients for autumnal drinks and spy some green apples. Think about how sour apple martinis are a thing and I want to make a craft version. So I make a green apple cordial, dehydrate some apple wheels and make my own version of an apple martini!
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2 oz Gin
.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
.5 oz Green Apple Cordial
Dash Orangeflower Water
Add all to tin, shake and strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with dehydrated apple
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Inspired by a great drink I had by the wonderful @bad_birdy a few weeks ago! Her recipe uses Biscotti Liqueur which is wonderful, but that I don’t have. So I had to make some substitutes to make a similar but not quite the same drink. Thanks again Amanda!!
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1.5 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Amaretto
Barspoon Maraschino Liqueur
.75 oz Dry Vermouth
Orange Bitters
Orange twists
Express twists and add to stirring glass. Add remaining ingredients, stir and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a brûlée’d lemon wheel.
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It’s Game Day! We’re almost at the end of the season and today we’re playing Colorado at 1pm. Finally a game I can watch at home instead of on my phone at work. I usually do a color based or fruit export drink for Game Day, but Colorado is known for something..different nowadays. So I made a drink based off a brownie recipe! Fight On and beat the buffs!
Update: Trojan Victory! 38-24, clinched the PAC12 South Championship which means it’s officially Rivalry Week! Beat the bRuins!
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1.5 oz Whiskey
.5 oz Frangelico
.5 oz Amaretto
.25 oz Lemon Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
One Egg
Add all but egg to shaker and shake. Strain out ice and add egg. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with cocoa powder and a piece of chocolate
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I’ve been working on my garnish game! Also, my coworker @ashleyyeileen got me absinthe for my birthday awhile ago and I’m finally using it for my first homemade Sazerac!
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Sazerac
2 oz Rye
Sugar Cube
Peychaud Bitters
Absinthe
Rinse and chill a rocks glass with absinthe and ice. Add other ingredients to mixing glass and stir. Discard ice and excess absinthe from rocks glass. Strain drink into glass and garnish with an orange twist
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It’s Game Day! Today USC faces Arizona, a Pac12 south team that’s turned around and gotten hot, so why not finally play with a color change ingredient? A fun little drink for what should be a fun exciting game. Fight On and Beat the wildcats!
Update: Trojan Victory! Tough game in that 3rd quarter but the boys hung on 49-35
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1.5 oz Gin
1 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Color Change Mix
Sparkling Water
Lime Juice
Add Gin, Syrup and color change mix to a tin. Shake and strain into Collins glass. Add sparkling water and shaved ice. Float Lime Juice and let sit
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Feeling a little floral this fall now that the heat wave has finally died down. Find me at @micielorooftop this weekend!
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1.5 oz Mezcal
.5 oz Grapefruit Cordial
.5 oz Campari
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Bianco Vermouth
Simple syrup to taste
Egg White
Reverse dry shake and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with edible flowers
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A spoopy but safe Halloween to everybody! Halloween is my favorite holiday cause you get to see everyone rocking out as their favorite or iconic characters. Catch me as “Lin-Manuel Miranda as ‘Alexander Hamilton’, Act II”! I’ve been growing my hair all year for this day, excited to finally use it
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The Sleepy Hollowed
1.5 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Amaretto
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Ginger Shrub
1 oz Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Slightly scorch the inside of a hollowed out, small pumpkin. Shake and strain all ingredients into pumpkin. Top with whipped cream, dust with cinnamon and add a flamed cinnamon stick.
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Foods that help protect you from the sun: Apple, Watermelon, Almonds, Pomegranate
Flavors in today’s Game Day drink for the Sun Devils: Apple, Watermelon, Almond, Pomegranate
Let’s bounce back after last week and with the PAC12 South!
Update: Trojan Victory! 48-17. Some scary moments, especially with #Pac12AfterDark in Tempe but we came away with a solid win
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1.5 oz Vodka
.5 oz Watermelon Shrub
.5 oz Orgeat
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Agave
Muddled Apple
Pomegranate Liqueur
Muddle Apple in tin and add all but Pomegranate Liqueur. Shake and double strain into coupe glass. Float Pomegranate Liqueur and garnish with Apple slice
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I finally decided to submit an entry to the Heaven Hill and liquor.com @bartenderoftheyear contest. I’ve seen and tasted so many great drinks from different bartenders so I don’t expect to make it to the next step. But if I want to grow as a bartender, I need to take every chance I have to learn and develop. So here’s me not throwing away my shot
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Dodgers. Astros. Game 1. Who are you rooting for?
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Dodger Blue
2.5 oz Vodka
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
.25 oz Blue Curaçao
Stir and strain into coupe glass. Express orange twist oils and discard
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Just an Irish Mule for today's Gameday post. I love my mules, I love my wordplay, and I don't quite like my Notre Dame fans. Bonus points if you get the joke here! Fight On!
Update: USC loses 14-49 in South Bend. Wish I could say it was due to the Irish bye week, but that doesn't account everything that happened in the game. Just need to win out and get the PAC12 South and head to the PAC12 Championship Game!
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Irish Mule
2 oz Irish Whiskey
1.5 oz Ginger Shrub
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Sparkling Water
Add all but sparkling water to shaker and mix. Add sparkling water and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with mint and candied ginger
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Outdoor drinking is kind of the best drinking. Beautiful skies tainted by pollution are the most bittersweet skies.
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2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Lemon
Vanilla-Infused Sugar cube
Bitters
Egg White
Smoke glass by adding bitters to sugar cube and lighting on fire. Reverse dry shake the remaining ingredients. Strain into smoked glass. Add flamed sugar cube into glass and garnish with smoked cinnamon stick
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Sometimes you just need a refresher on that liquor and liqueur you got from the Philippines a year ago
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Smoky Pinoy
2 oz Rhum
.5 oz Calamansi Liqueur
Dash of Agave
@hellacocktailco Citrus Bitters
Cinnamon Stick
Burn the cinnamon stick and smoke a chilled rocks glass. Pour remaining ingredients into glass and stir. Strain into rocks glass as soon as flipped.
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Happy Gameday! Aside from rivalry games, Utah is always one of the best or most interesting games of the season. And with Utah being a strongly Mormon state, I made a mocktail using some of Utah's edible state symbols! Fight On and beat the utes!
Update: like I expected, a great game all around, especially that second half. Thankfully, we escaped with a Trojan victory! 27-28
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1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Honey Syrup
Cherries
Sparkling Water
Muddle cherries in tin. Add honey syrup and lemon, shake and double strain into glass. Top with sparkling water; garnish with honeycomb and cherry
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A little while back I filmed for a craft cocktail challenge; imagine Iron Chef or Chopped except for alcohol. The episode I was in is finally out! These are the delicious impromptu drinks my competitor Nima and I made. You'll have to tune in to the @shakenchallenge to get the recipes and see who won!
See it here! https://youtu.be/Vi5D9y-0c6k
Also @micielorooftop gets a little shoutout in the intro!
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Made an arugula salad for the first time in a while. Wanted to see if arugula would work in a drink. I'd give this attempt at best an 80% but hey it's always fun to try new things!
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2 oz Tequila
.75 oz Lime
.75 oz Agave
Arugula
Citrus Bitters
Sparkling Water
Muddle arugula in shaker tin. Add all but sparkling water, shake and double strain into tall glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with arugula and lime wheel.
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Time for another Game Day drink! It was a tough and disappointing loss last week but USC is still very much in control of its destiny, especially for the PAC12 South. This should be a nice tune up game (sorry Oregon State) that should hopefully bring the morale of the team back up. Fight On and beat the beavers!
Update: Trojan Victory! 10-38
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2 oz Pear and Clove infused Vodka
.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Dash Orangeflower Water
Stir and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with dehydrated pear slices
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It's been a quarter century of living and @underscoreacappella knew just what to get me. I have no crazy plans for the day but let's hope for at least 25 more!
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Floral Negroni
1 oz Gin
.75 oz Campari
.75 oz Elderflower Liqueur
Stir and strain into rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with lemon twist
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Sometimes one little home ingredient is all you need to turn a classic drink into yours. Shout out to my dad for having these delicious guavas growing in our backyard!
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Guava Daiquiri
1.5 oz White Rum
.5 oz Dark Rum
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Agave
One Guava
Egg White
Deseed guava, saving fruit for later. Put seeds and other ingredients into tin. Dry whip then shake and double strain into coupe glass. Garnish with slices of guava. Enjoy the rest of the guava with your drink
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Happy Gameday!
"But Arleo," you say, "it's Friday, do you follow high school football or something?"
No, no I don't. While I'm not a fan of Friday games, at least it's not a Thursday!
Here's a drink featuring the state of Washington's fruit exports in a drink that looks sweeter and lighter than it actually is. Fight On and beat the cougars!
Update: Cougars win, 27-30
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1 oz Vodka
.75 oz Raspberry-Apple Cider Shrub
.75 oz Maraschino Cherry Syrup (homemade)
Prosecco
Add all but prosecco to shaker. Shake and double strain into champagne flute. Top with prosecco and garnish with apple wings
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Slow work nights and new decorations means you get to play around with some old ingredients that are just sitting around. Find me at @micielorooftop lounge most Thursdays through Saturdays!
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Gold Negroni
1.5 oz Gin
.5 oz Suze
.5 oz Dry Vermouth
.5 oz Bianca Vermouth
Stir and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist
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I'm not a big pumpkin spice guy but gotta celebrate fall in a typical millennial way. A pumpkin spice old fashioned to cozy up next to an unlit fireplace with!
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Fall Fashioned
2 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Peychaud's Bitters
Stir and strain onto a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cinnamon seared apple slice
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How about some golden milk for some golden bears? A nutty, creamy, savory drink that is surprisingly vegan friendly (I think? Someone factcheck me). Hope all the Trojans up north have a happy and safe Game Day! Beat the bears!
Update: Trojan victory! 20-30
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Dirty Golden Bear
2 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Frangelico
1.5 oz Golden Milk
Blueberries
Muddle blueberries then add rest of ingredients. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with a dash of turmeric and blueberries
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I already put quite a lot of symbolic and wordplay thought into my drink ingredients. For #dayofpeace, I went all out and every single ingredient is representative of love, peace and purity in one aspect or another. I hope everyone has a lovely day even if it gets a little overcast
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Pax et Pietas
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Hibiscus-Rose Syrup
.75 oz Orange Juice
.5 oz Lemon Juice
Egg White
Frozen Grapes
Add all but grapes in a tin. Dry whip, then shake and strain into a wine glass with the grapes. Garnish with a hibiscus extract mist and edible flower. If flower unavailable, make some sort of flower with orange and lemon twists
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It's my baby's 7th-9th birthday! @redhotwasabi surprised me with this little guy 5 years ago and now he's a grumpy old bun. I made a drink using his favorite food which he can't have because literally every other ingredient would kill him. But it's a nice earthy take on a Mai Tai for the only down to earth bunny that likes me
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2 oz Rum
.5 oz Cinnamon Syrup
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Orgeat
Dash of Agave
Parsley
Add all ingredients to shaker, smacking parsley before adding. Vigorously shake then double strain onto packed shaved ice. Garnish with a parsley bunch and lime wheel. Serve with a cuddly bunny on the side
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Happy Game Day! It's fun doing the bare minimum of research to design drinks off of USC's opponent, especially one like the Longhorns. I've had some..weird encounters with Texas students near USC but I can't wait to see us beat the longhorns. Fight On!
Update: Trojan victory! 27-24 2OT
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Burnt Orange Fashioned
2 oz Moonshine
Dash of Campari
3 dashes Orange Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Brown Sugar Cube
Cigar Smoke
Smoke a rocks glass with cigar smoke. Add rest of ingredients to a glass and stir. Add ice cube to rocks glass and pour. Garnish with a long orange twist
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I try not to go out too often since I have plenty of ingredients for drinks at home. When I do go out, I want to try recipes that I don't have ingredients for at home. All else fails, I have my go-to that can switch out the liquor and liqueur for whatever's available
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2 oz Liquor of Choice (typically Gin or Whiskey)
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
.75 oz Sweet Liqueur of Choice (curaçao, Bianco vermouth, Maraschino, or Elderflower)
Dash of Simple
Club Soda
Build in Collins glass, reserving the Liqueur for a float. Top with crushed ice and float the Liqueur. Garnish with a lemon or Grapefruit twist
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Slowly learning more about this classic! Had the one on the left last night and the one on the right a few months ago. Saw a few Instagram videos that showed me what I did wrong a few months ago so I'm glad everything's coming together!
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