Sunday, Savoy Sunday

Savoy Sundays return to Alembic Bar (1725 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 9411), today, June 24th. Be there after 6 PM, it’s a truly Herculean affair.

Hercules #5c

1 Stick Cassia Cinnamon, crushed
2 tsp. Coriander Seed, crushed
3 Cardamom Pods, crushed
8 Whole Cloves, crushed
1 tsp. Quinine Powder
1 tsp. Gentian Root
1 tsp. Fennel Seed, crushed
1 package Peppermint Tea
1/4 Cup Yerba Mate
Zest 1 Valencia Orange, 1 Tangerine
1/2 cup Raw Sugar
750ml Quady Elektra
1/4 cup Apple-Ation California Apple Brandy

METHOD: Combine spices, peel, yerba mate and wine. Heat to 160 degrees. Filter through chinois and add Brandy. Let stand for at least a day and then enjoy chilled or where “Hercules” is called for.

2 thoughts on “Sunday, Savoy Sunday

  1. I’ve been curious as to the efficacy of using chemex filters for straining fine sediment out of booze infusions. They trap fine particulate so brilliantly, but also supposedly some volatile oils as well. Ever tried it? thoughts?

    • Andy,

      I use Chemex filters for much of my liqueur making.

      They work for some things with particulate no finer than coffee ground for drip.

      Work great for Nocino, Limoncello, and other liqueurs without much
      additional fine material.

      However, they do not work with any liqueurs which have any sort of
      mush, gel, or very fine powder.

      They are slow and prone to clogging.

      They are also not strong enough to stand much pressure greater than
      that of gravity.

      Erik E.

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