Hanging out with my buddies I had one too many Kami shots.
This one is not so much a reinterpretation but rather a different way to drink it.
I've always wanted to try making cocktail spheres. I've seen @nycmixology & @thefermentedalaskan do these so successfully in the past. So I gave it a try. With some guidance from both here is my
Facundo and Jose Leon Bouteillor experimented on rum together in a house owned by Facundos wife's family.
-they sold their early rum in any empty bottles they could find at Facundos brothers store.
-these early experiments were known as bacardis rum.
Many of us bartenders experiment alone or with friends in our home bars, early experimentation can almost always lead to results. Results are always a cause for celebration and an Alto Five is just that, a celebration.
🍸Pele’s Revenge: rock sake, fords gin, yuzu, guava, grapefruit liqueur
🖋 We ventured to @mahalochicago today for lunch and to relive a bit of our Hawaiian honeymoon. While @konabrewingco’s Hanalei IPA was calling my name and did eventually get ordered, I couldn’t resist trying the yuzu cocktail. What can I say, I’m a sucker for ugly fruits. Plus the combination of gin and sake is perfect for summer drink. This trips makes me even more excited to see what @brad_parker_chi opens in the old Burger Bistro space.
Okay all this recent Break the Instagram #cocktailredux frenzy has got me like gaaahhhh! I was especially smitten with @narphorium 's appletini. So in true cocktail fashion, I gotta try that.... The Bad Apple
1.5 oz Gin (Tanq Bloomsbury lends some lucious)
.75 oz Apple 🍎 "infused" Vodka
.5 oz Calvados
.5 oz G Joy Sake (an American Junmai Ginjo!)
.25 oz Green Chartreuse
2 d Bitters Labs Apple Ginger bitters
1 dash of citric acid
2 dashes activated charcoal
Pour into a chilled coupe
Plot your next evil scheme from your Volcano based evil Lair.....
Spicy, savory, and sweet all in one glass, we call it the "Grander Caliente". Gracias!
2 oz Grander Rum
1 oz Jalapeño limeade @traderjoeslist
1 oz Thai Basil soda @pokpoksom
1 oz Coconut water
Dash of Agostura bitters
Add all ingredients over ice except the bitters into cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain ingredients into a cocktail glass with ice and top with bitters. Garnish with lemon and pickled jalapeño through an umbrella.
This weekend was bananas! We had seven events yesterday and two today, which leaves just enough time for us to enjoy a round of strawberry banana cocktails! Cheers!
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Attribution of the creation of the oft bastardized Cosmopolitan seems to be disputable. There seemed to be a correct way to mix it: Absolut vodka, a splash of Cointreau, a splash of fresh-squeezed lime juice (not Rose’s), and just enough cranberry juice (a barspoon?) to make it pink. So, it should be like a Martini. The other—in my opinion, wrong—ways included sugar, lime “juice” from a processing plant, too much cranberry, and too little vodka, making the drink more fit for a school dance punch bowl than a Martini glass.
I knew nothing of the Cosmopolitan until the TV show “Sex and the City,” where it was almost like one of the characters. This show was based on Candace Bushnell’s essays for the New York Observer that were later compiled into a book. By the time the show debuted in the late ‘90s, it had been a few years since I left Manhattan for Philadelphia with no intention of returning. But, I enjoyed being an observer in the New York adventures of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. The storylines were revolutionary and racy, sophisticated and scandalous.
One of my guilty pleasures became Candace Bushnell’s novels, all of which are pretty much about the same thing. She’s no Joyce Carol Oates or Patricia Highsmith, but in the parlance of our day, she’s entertaining AF.
So, Candace, this Cosmopolitan is for you. With different flavors, I tried to weave in different aspects of the “Sex and the City”: spicy, sweet, sour, bitter, and, of course, boozy.
1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
.5 oz Hanson’s Organic Habanero-infused Vodka
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz cranberry juice
1 barspoon each of homemade blueberry-strawberry shrub and key lime juice
A few dashes each of rosewater, orange blossom water, and Regan’s Orange Bitters
Twist of lemon
Thank you @mmydrinks and @boxesandbooze.This #cocktailredux weekend is hella fun!
I often get asked "what to do with Batavia Arrack", and I present you a delicious answer, via @sarahshann3n at @southonmainlr #bataviaarrack#Repost @sarahshann3n
Tonight's special is a "Serve and Bali" :: Batavia Arrack, Swedish Punsch, watermelon, honey, & lime :: #imbibegram#punchdrink
Historically made by mixing cheap tequila and a lot of concentrate OJ in a glass before drizzling red flavoured artificial syrup over the top the Tequila Sunrise doesn't have the best reputation amounts cocktail nerds. For the next 3 day bartenders across Instagram are going to tackle recipes like this to try and update and improve them. So here's my submission to #CocktailRedux
The first thing that is important to improve this drink is simply the ingredients you use. The first thing is make sure you have a good 100% agave tequila, this is the basis for your drink so don't skimp out! Next be sure to use fresh juice, not concentrate no added sugar, just juice! Finally and very importantly for this drink use a good grenadine! That means pomegranate flavoured Syrup not raspberry, not artificial colour or flavours and not bright red! For a bit more info and the recipe I use check out #TodaysTippleGrenadine
So there you have it! You've got your quality ingredients, here's the recipe...
50ml Blanco Tequila
30ml Orange Juice
30ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Agave Nectar
Shake all but the grenadine and strain over crushed ice, pour grenadine slowly over the top so it settles to the bottom. .
• 2 oz gin
• 1 oz grapefruit juice
• 1/4 oz honey syrup
• 1 bar spoon lemon juice
• dash cracked pepper
• sprig of rosemary
Shake all ingredients then strain into a coupe. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and cracked pepper.
Taking over The London Cocktail Club with @bombaysapphire to bring London one of my signature drinks was an all time vibe! 🇬🇧
40ml Bombay Sapphire
15ml Maderia Sercial
20ml Strawberry Rose Reduction
2 Dashes Yuzu Bitters
As part of #cocktailredux , a fun Instagram event that presents modern takes on some of those "classic" mixed drinks you may have began your cocktail journey with, I present to you: the Sea Breeze. The very first time I started making cocktails many years ago and hosted a party for my friends (I really knew nothing about cocktails at the time outside of rum&coke, vodka-cranberry, and the sort), I crafted a cute little menu of things I could make and on it was the Sea Breeze. Throughout the course of the night as I gradually tried all the cocktails on my menu, the Sea Breeze emerged as my favorite. The original recipe I used called for 1 part vodka, 1 part #grapefruit , and 2 parts #cranberry (can you believe I still have these notes? 😅📝) - and I'm pretty sure I used Smirnoff #vodka and Ocean Spray for both juices. The #SeaBreeze became my favorite cocktail that year, however suffered an unfortunate fate as it was somehow soon forgotten... I haven't had it or even thought about it for many years now....until now. A tribute to those long lost friends, I present:
The Sea Breeze, redux.
1.5oz vodka (I used my favorite budget friendly option from Costco, no more expensive than #Smirnoff but significantly better quality! - see #BarFaithVodka )
1oz fresh white grapefruit juice
3oz unsweetened cranberry juice (@rwknudsen Just Cranberry)
1/4oz homemade grenadine - both white grapefruit and cranberry are actually quite bitter/tart without being sweetened, so this adds in some pleasant sweetness and great color, and homemade makes all the difference - see #BarFaithGrenadine
Splash of prosecco or #champagne
Shake all ingredients except the #prosecco with ice and strain over crushed ice. Top with a splash of champagne, cocktail cranberries, and 'sea kelp' (aka dried hibiscus 😉)
Booze + caffeine come together in one frosty cold drink. With notes of dark fruit, chocolate spice cake, and coconut.
rum, cold brew coffee, coffee stout, amaro, chocolate, coconut milk, mole bitters
We have really been enjoying seeing the amazing reincarnations of cringe-worthy cocktails from the past that so many other people are posting at the request of @mmydrinks and @boxesandbooze and their #cocktailredux . Although we are not nearly as creative as you folks, we really want to play along too, so here's our offering:
One of the drinks I remember before I was old enough to drink were mimosas. It was what all the ladies had in their hands at Sunday brunch and bridal showers . Those were made with one part bad champagne and one part orange juice from concentrate.
Looking into the history of the Mimosa I discovered that it was predated by the Buck's Fizz. The Buck's Fizz is much more our style as it is 2 parts champagne to one part orange juice.
Our modern incarnation is three parts bubbly of your choice (we choose Prosecco), one part quality orange juice (fresh is always best) and a nice splash of Etrog Liqueur. Garnish with fresh Rosemary.
We're calling it Here's to the Ladies Who Lunch.
This week I had the pleasure of visiting the Monkey 47 Distillery in the Black Forest for an amazing Gin Safari! Nothing could be better than sipping a Monkey 47 Gin and Tonic on the site where this marvelous gin is made. The entire experience was surreal and I am in awe that I get to experience these unbelievable opportunities but better yet I love sharing them with you! Thank you so much @monkey47_dry_gin for the opportunity! It has forever changed me and my love for gin. #BeautifulBooze#gin#monkey47#germany#blackforest#boozetravel#distillery
CAIPIRINHA /// This cocktail has quickly become our drink of summer. Super easy to make and just sweet enough, this boozy lime shake-up is the perfect poolside sipper. Our home recipe adds a touch of sugarcane syrup to bring out the Cachaça.
- 2 oz Cachaça
- 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
- ½ oz simple syrup
- ¼ oz sugarcane syrup
Muddle syrups and lime wedges in shaker. Add ice and cachaça and shake. Pour, unstrained, into old fashioned-glass.
Tasted so many delicious local craft brews yesterday in Tijuana! Can't wait for the next trip down to check out more of their culinary & cocktail scene. Round one was a complete success as we tried out 9 spots during the day. #makeroomforfatty#eatanddrinkallthethings
Who said beer cocktails on mildly warm summer days was a bad idea? Found this gem in the newest issue of @imbibe magazine. 42 Degrees by Ryan Sparks, Bookmakers, Baltimore. Not too much colder than it is here! Come on summer, we could really use your help! We had to try out our new outside patio bar, a little handy work by my wife and I.
1 1/2oz dry gin (used Beefeater)
3/4oz grapefruit cordial
1/2oz falernum (used Lucky)
1/2oz lemon juice
2oz Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Shake all except beer, strain over cracked ice. Top w beer and lemon wheel garnish. *Grapefruit Cordial
Combine 6 oz simple syrup with 4 oz grapefruit juice and 1 oz overproof rum. Add zest of 4 grapefruits and 2 Tbsp dried hops. Infuse for 24 hours then strain the solids and refrigerate.
I knew when I read this it would be baller, great hoppy bitter and grateful forward. A gin'd up summer shandy w balls.The Two Hearted is a great beer that also adds to the grapefruit throughout. Cheers!