Jason Plummer | BarrelAgedDad
Exploring the art of cocktails + photography 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family man, home bartender 📫 📷Content is mine unless stated

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😱< My face when my little sister, visiting from out of town, said her go-to drink was the Amaretto Sour. #ButWhy . This cocktail has been cemented in my mind as a dive bar girly drink since I can remember. Maybe it’s the fact it’s *typically* an overly sweet, low abv drink made with sour mix? In any case I wanted to see if this often-mocked cocktail could be worthy of the "craft" moniker by giving it some TLC. Release the Cynar! 😈 . NO THANKS TURKISH, I’M SWEET ENOUGH 1 3/4 oz @disaronno_official 3/4 oz simple syrup 3/4 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz @cynararg 1 egg white Garnish with orange peel and @luxardo cherries . I was really impressed with this! It’s a great low ABV tipple and as usual, the egg white takes it to another level. The Cynar adds just enough bitterness to offset some of the sweetness (adjust ratios to your liking) Believe it or not, there’s a clear ice sphere hiding in that golden liquid. Lil sis was impressed, chalk up the victory for BarrelAgedBrother.
It’s Friday, you know what to do. Cheers to the weekend…and a new j-o-b! 🍾 . Thanks for all your support friends, love this community and appreciate each of you. Celebratin’ on this AZ hot day with a spicy, smokey pineapple marg (recipe in bio) 🍍
Lazy Sunday afternoons are perfect for tiki drinks in my humble opinion. Here’s a new one I whipped up for the #FloatDiplomatico challenge, using one of my favorite rums as a floater. . SUNDAY AFTERNOON DELIGHT🍹 1 oz @diplomaticorum Planas rum 1.5 oz pineapple juice 1.25 oz orange juice .25 oz cinnamon syrup .5 lime juice .5 oz @pierreferrandcognac Dry Curacao 3 dashes @bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters Top with 1 oz @diplomaticorum Reserva Exclusiva . Add all ingredients to a shaker (save for floater), shake with ice and strain into your glass. Slowly top with floater over the back of a spoon to ensure proper layering. Garnish with orange slice, pineapple fronds and @luxardousa cherry. Happy weekend friends!
Whether in the mountains of Tennessee or Colorado, whisky always tastes better with a view. 🌄🥃 . @georgedickel is a great option that won’t break the bank, and the rye is must-try.
Folks, it’s hot out there. Your body needs to be hydrated and the Dad in me is here to help. Over the next couple weeks as we approach the weekend I’ll be throwing up some recipes guaranteed to bring refreshment. First up, a poolside pleaser: . SUMMER SCHOOL 💦 2 oz @bluenectartequila Silver 1/2 oz lime juice 5 oz @bundabergdrinks Guava ginger beer . Tequila and guava are like Dale and Brennan, step-brothers but still besties. If you'll excuse me I have to go watch Cops now. 😎🍹
I don’t always put a giant flower in my cocktail, but when I do, it was stolen from my neighbor’s yard. 😬 . The #SmugglersCove book has me continuing down the elaborately decorated rabbit hole of tiki. When I saw a giant 22oz snifter used as a vessel (for one drink!) I knew I had to give it a shot (Goodwill find, $1). After playing around with some of my favorite flavors I landed on this creation, but still needed a proper tiki garnish that matched the glass in stature. Spring has been in full bloom for a while now in Arizona and my neighbor has a tree with these large blooms all over it. He won’t miss one of them. . Have a name suggestion? Post it below and I'll pick my favorite. 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1 oz fresh orange juice 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup 1/2 oz pineapple syrup 1/2 oz orgeat 2 oz seltzer 1 oz london dry gin 3/4 oz blended lightly aged rum 3/4 oz blended aged rum (or @plantation.rum Stiggins for more 🍍) Top with @angosturahouse bitters . Fill your snifter with crushed ice and add the seltzer. Pour the rest of the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and fine strain into the snifter. Steal a neighbor’s flower and garnish. 🌺💨
I’m excited to share a little collaboration I’ve done with the good people @americanjuiceco for their new monthly cocktail box offering. If you haven’t tried these amazing fresh fruit juice mixers, you’re missing out. What better way to get your daily portion of fruit servings, amiright? This months box features a cocktail from yours truly. It's a southern take on the moscow mule pairing their Harriet Peacher Stowe packed with fresh peaches, raspberries, apples, vanilla and more with @bulleit bourbon. Balancing it all out are @hellacocktailco aromatic bitters and some spicy @qdrinks ginger beer. It’s like fall in a glass with a refreshing, spicy twist. . 👉🏼Limited Time Offer: Use code BARREL10 for $10 off your first box through this Friday, March 3rd. 👈🏼Hit the link in bio to order, read my interview on their blog or learn more about their quality products. Cheers!
Heard something about #nationalmargaritaday, did I miss it? Ok here’s a make up cocktail that is better than a margarita in my opinion – The Paloma with a little spicy twist to get your Saturday night goin. 🕺🏻💃🏻 . Paloma Picoso 2 oz silver or reposed tequila 1/2 oz @iconiccocktailco Spiced Honey  1 oz fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 oz lime juice Top with club soda . Add all ingredients except soda in a shaker and muddle 1 slice of fresh jalapeño (more if you like it really spicy). Add ice, shake, fine strain and top with club soda. Salud!
I received this book, my very first on cocktails, as a gift from my sister 3 years ago. At that time I didn’t even know how to make a proper Old Fashioned (shaaame!😱). Each time I went out and had a great cocktail I'd try to recreate it at home. This eventually lead to a deep dive into the science of mixology with a “home bar” taking up 2 shelves in my walk-in pantry (to my wife’s occasional dismay). So, the book seemed a fitting foundation for a smoky shot of this cocktail, my best stab at recreating a personal favorite from a phenomenal tiki bar here in Phoenix (@undertowphx) called the Smoking Cannon. . 1 oz @bulleit bourbon 1 oz @plantation.rum 5 yr .5 oz @amaromonte .25 oz pineapple syrup (recipe 2 posts back) .25 amontillado sherry 2 dashes @angosturahouse bitters Stir, rocks glass, handcut rock, smoked with cinnamon smoke . It’s not quite as good as they make it but it’ll do. Here’s to learning new things and enjoying the ride along the way.
Maybe it’s because I started rewatching Stranger Things last night but the upside down theme is stuck in my head. Defyin’ some gravity with this bouncing loop and something I’m calling the Pineapple Upside Down G&T. @apartment_bartender got me addicted to pineapple syrup (recipe below). Keep an eye on yo kids, he's shameless. This is a good way to introduce someone to G&T’s that normally wouldn’t like them. Very refreshing! . 🍍🍍🍍 1.5 oz @HendricksGin .5 oz pineapple syrup 3-4 oz Tonic (skip the cheap stuff, please) Give a light stir and garnish with a sprig of rosemary 🍍🍍🍍 . Pineapple Syrup, nectar of the Gods: Juice *2/3 of a pineapple and remove as many solids as possible. Take whatever pure juice you have remaining and add equal parts sugar (i.e. if you have 1 cup juice, add 1 cup sugar) Combine in a saucepan and heat on low-medium for a couple minutes just to get the sugar to dissolve. Let cool, bottle in an air tight container and store in fridge. . *Bonus: Take the remaining 1/3, cut into chunks and place in an air tight container. Fill that puppy up with your favorite dark rum (I like Plantation 5 yr or Doorly’s XO), give it a shake once every other day and wait 6-7 days, fine strain out solids, store in the fridge….you now have yourself some fine pineapple rum. Damn good recipe with this stuff coming soon...