Category: drink recipes

Smoking Old Fashioned! Created at Fine & R…

Smoking Old Fashioned! Created at Fine & Rare, New York City

Ingredients:

2 oz. Hudson Manhattan Rye

4 dashes Angostura bitters

1 demerara sugar cube

Orange for twist

Directions:

Gently muddle the sugar cube with the ingredients and stir. Strain into a wine glass with a giant ice cube or sphere. Garnish with an orange twist. Cover the wine glass with a piece of wood, a book, whatever you have lying around, and use a wood-smoker gun to fill the glass with smoke. Take out the hose from the smoker and let the drink sit covered for about 30 seconds. Uncover the drink and enjoy.

Photo: Kelsey Fain

Frozen Painkiller!From A Woman’s Drink: Bold R…

Frozen Painkiller!

From A Woman’s Drink: Bold Recipes for Bold Women by Natalka Burian and Scott Schneider

1 1⁄4 cups [300 ml] rum
4 oz [120 ml] coconut cream
2 oz [60 ml] freshly squeezed orange juice
1 1⁄4 cups [300 ml] pineapple juice
1 tsp ground nutmeg, plus a pinch for garnish
3 cups ice

Serves 5 to 6

Put all of these ingredients (except the ice) in a blender and blend on high until the mixture is combined. 

Add the ice, and blend until it’s uniformly thick and smooth.

To garnish, sprinkle with a light layer of nutmeg.

Photo: Alice Gao / Courtesy of Chronicle Books

You Dumped Him/Her/Them: The Last Word1 oz [30…

You Dumped Him/Her/Them: The Last Word

1 oz [30 ml] gin
1 oz [30 ml] green chartreuse
1 oz [30 ml] freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz [30 ml] maraschino liqueur
Ice cubes
1 fresh mint leaf

Serves 1

This classic cocktail has not only the best name but also one of the simplest preparations. Regardless of who said what, you can rest assured that you’re getting the last word with this drink. If you don’t love gin, try substituting your favorite spirit. This drink should be all about you. For the Maraschino liqueur, we like Luxardo.

Chill a coupe glass by filling it with ice water, and set aside. Take out your shaking tins, and add all the liquid ingredients to the larger one.

Throw in 5 to 7 ice cubes and shake your anger out at your ex for as long as you need (but at least for 30 seconds.)

After you separate the tins, pop the Hawthorne strainer over the one with the liquid. Empty the now-cold coupe glass and with one hand, hold your small chinois strainer over the glass while you pour the cocktail into it.

From A Woman’s Drink: Bold Recipes for Bold Women by Natalka Burian and Scott Schneider

Photo: Alice Gao / Courtesy of Chronicle Books

Prince Henry Punch, Pablo Moix, Los Angeles,

Prince Henry Punch, Pablo Moix, Los Angeles,

INGREDIENTS:

Serving: 1

  • ¾ ounce rhum agricole,
  • ¾ ounce aged rum, 
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce green Chartreuse
  • ½ ounce raspberry gomme syrup
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: mint, seasonal fruits

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass over a mountain of crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with mint and fruits in season.

Photo: Lizzie Munro

Cucumber ! Created by Thomas Waugh at the Pool…

Cucumber ! Created by Thomas Waugh at the Pool Lounge, New York City,

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. cucumber-infused absinthe*

1 oz. fresh lime juice

¾ oz. simple syrup

3 baby-cucumber wheels

Thinly sliced baby cucumbers

Directions:

Use a muddler to crush the cucumber wheels in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain into a coupe glass lined with thinly sliced baby cucumbers and filled with a small amount of crushed ice.

*To make cucumber-infused absinthe:

Add 10.5 oz. of thinly sliced cucumber to one 750 mL bottle of absinthe. Let steep for 24 hours, then strain cucumbers and bottle absinthe for use.

I’m Ya Huckleberry! Lee Zaremba and Stephani…

I’m Ya Huckleberry! 

Lee Zaremba and Stephanie Andrews, Billy Sunday, Chicago

INGREDIENTS:

Serving: 1

  • 1 ½ ounces white rye, 
  • ½ ounce gin,
  • ¾ ounce huckleberry syrup 
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce madeira
  • ¼ ounce Cynar
  • 3 dashes black trumpet mushroom tincture 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  • Strain into a coupe.

photo: Lizzie Munro 

The Buddy System, Erika Ordoñez, Montana&rsq…

The Buddy System, Erika Ordoñez, Montana’s Trail House, Brooklyn,

INGREDIENTS:

Serving: 1

1 ½ ounces Brennivín

¾ ounce Budweiser syrup (see Editor’s Note)

½ ounce fino sherry

½ ounce lemon juice 

Garnish: smoked glass

DIRECTIONS:
Smoke the wine glass and set aside
Shake all ingredients with ice.
Strain into a wine glass over ice.

photo: LIZZIE MUNRO

Derek Brown, “Covered in Honey” Cocktail !I…

Derek Brown, “Covered in Honey”

Cocktail !

Inspired by one of Lady Bathory’s sadistic acts, the Covered in Honey cocktail combines gin, fino sherry, fig honey, grenadine, bitters and sparkling water. 

Photo by Karlin Villondo Photography.

The Witch’s Heart by Dini from The Flavor Be…

The Witch’s Heart by Dini from The Flavor Bender !

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 jigger apple brandy or apple vodka chilled
  • 1 tsp grenadine
  • 2 jiggers (or to top up) chilled
  • Powdered dry ice optional
  • Martini glass to serve

INSTRUCTIONS:

Add about ½ – 1 tsp of powdered dry ice to the bottom of the glass (optional).

Place the apple brandy and purple shimmery liqueur in a shaker. Add 1 ice cube and shake for a few seconds to chill the drink. Strain the drink into a martini glass. Top up with more purple shimmery liqueur if necessary.

Pour 1 tsp of grenadine syrup, about an inch from the surface of the drink – the grenadine should sink to the bottom, creating a “bleeding” effect.

Add about ½ tsp of powdered dry ice on top and serve with a stirrer, so that your guests can stir the “potion” to create that shimmery, smoky effect.

Cocktail Coasters by Manon Gandiolle

Cocktail Coasters by Manon Gandiolle