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No Ice, No Problem: Scaffa-Style Drinks Make the Most of Your Liquor Cabinet

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If you've ever lingered too long over a cocktail, it may not be as enjoyable to finish as your first sip. But before you push aside that tepid drink, you should know that once upon a time, room temperature cocktails were a thing.
Scaffas, mixed drinks made and served at room temperature, have been around since the 19th century, back when ice was pricey and hard to come by. They're traditionally made from a mixture of undiluted spirits such as liquors, amaros , and liqueurs , as well as the occasional bitter, tincture, or shrub. And given that Scaffas are made only with ingredients found in...
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