Cocktails & Spirits

Tales of the Cocktail: New Indie Spirits You Should Try

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Corsair Barrel-Aged Gin
Corsair has two distilleries, in Nashville and Bowling Green. They distill gin, absinthe, and other small batch spirits, but the most interesting is their barrel-aged gin. Normally a clear spirit, this gin is honey-colored, and has a little more body, making for a more flavorful martini.

B&E Bourbon
The B&E stands for breaking and entering because these guys insist that their bourbon is "stolen from barrels" in Kentucky, then brought to California to be bottled. The result? a bourbon that's been yuppified -- smoother, with a little less sweetness. We're thinking it would go great in our next mint julep.

Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaca
Straight from the rainforests of Brazil, this organic cachaca is aged two years in bourbon casks before it's bottled. The result is a cachaca that you can sip straight without that jet fuel burn that some clear cachacas can have.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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