It's a Cock Off!

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nickholmes:

Dig it.

nickholmes:

Dig it.

affirmer:

(Image from thirstysouth.com)

Last night I had dinner at a place that rightfully boasted about great craft beer and cocktails made with true mixology care and thought.

I had an amazing old fashioned that started with bitters muddled with cubed sugar and finished with a real…

Fresh Cherry Sidecar1 1/2 oz cherry brandy1/2 oz cherry syrup1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Click the picture for directions to make the cherry brandy and cherry syrup; it takes some time, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Rim the glass with lime juice and dip in sugar. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Fresh Cherry Sidecar
1 1/2 oz cherry brandy
1/2 oz cherry syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Click the picture for directions to make the cherry brandy and cherry syrup; it takes some time, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Rim the glass with lime juice and dip in sugar. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Old Michaelmas5 blackberries5 mint leaves2 slices of cucumber3/4 oz simple syrup3/4 oz fresh lime juice2 oz ginClub sodaMint garnish 
Muddle the blackberries, mint, cucumber, and syrup in a tumbler. Fill the glass with ice to keep the crushed fruit at the bottom before adding the lime juice and gin. Add club soda to the top and garnish with mint.
It’s summer, so make good use of the cheap, fresh produce. As legend goes, the devil cursed on blackberries on Old Michaelmas Day (October 11) when he was banished from heaven and now urinates on them on that day every year. So get your brambles while their fresh!

Old Michaelmas
5 blackberries
5 mint leaves
2 slices of cucumber
3/4 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz gin
Club soda
Mint garnish 

Muddle the blackberries, mint, cucumber, and syrup in a tumbler. Fill the glass with ice to keep the crushed fruit at the bottom before adding the lime juice and gin. Add club soda to the top and garnish with mint.

It’s summer, so make good use of the cheap, fresh produce. As legend goes, the devil cursed on blackberries on Old Michaelmas Day (October 11) when he was banished from heaven and now urinates on them on that day every year. So get your brambles while their fresh!

Southern Rocky Shore
50ml  Lagavulin 16yr, single malt Scotch
20ml  Lemon Juice
20ml  Honey
20ml  Ginger Syrup
Orange peal

Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a tumbler. Garnish with the orange peal.

This was the winning drink on iBartend’s May contest for single malt Scotch. Click the picture to see their Tumblr.
Southern Rocky Shore
50ml  Lagavulin 16yr, single malt Scotch
20ml  Lemon Juice
20ml  Honey
20ml  Ginger Syrup
Orange peal

Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a tumbler. Garnish with the orange peal.

This was the winning drink on iBartend’s May contest for single malt Scotch. Click the picture to see their Tumblr.
    I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me.
    Winston Churchill (via jamielewislewis)
    Strawberry-Basil Martini
3 strawberries3 basil leaves1/2 oz simple syrup1 oz gin1 oz vodka1/2 oz fresh lime juice
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries with the basil leaves and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the strawberry slice. 

    Strawberry-Basil Martini

    3 strawberries
    3 basil leaves
    1/2 oz simple syrup
    1 oz gin
    1 oz vodka
    1/2 oz fresh lime juice

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries with the basil leaves and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the strawberry slice. 

    CORZO Lemon Basil Cocktail1 serving
2 parts CORZO Silver1 part premium triple sec1/2 lemon3 basil leaves1/2 part simple syrupClub soda
Muddle lemon, basil and simple syrup in a chilled glass. Add ice, triple sec and CORZO Silver. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

    CORZO Lemon Basil Cocktail
    1 serving

    2 parts CORZO Silver
    1 part premium triple sec
    1/2 lemon
    3 basil leaves
    1/2 part simple syrup
    Club soda

    Muddle lemon, basil and simple syrup in a chilled glass. Add ice, triple sec and CORZO Silver. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel.