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December 10, 2017

This was a sad cockluck because we had to say farewell to Andrea.  Aparently it was also everybody wear flannel night.  Andrea was always a wonderful addition to the group and made the best deserts anyone could ever make.  Here, she made a triumphal baked Alaska cake....

October 22, 2017

The theme was Halloween and everyone delivered!  Even our pups!

John: Apricot and Apples Punch Cocktail

1 (1-liter) bottle Overproof bourbon (such as Johnny Drum 101)

1.5 quarts Fresh Apple Cider

2 cups Brown Sugar Syrup*

2 cups Lemon juice

4.0 oz Allspice Dram

6.0 oz Apricot...

September 30, 2017

John: Yonge Street Manhattan

1.5 oz Maple Bacon-Infused Canadian Whisky

1.0 oz Amaro Nonino

0.5 Ancho Reyes Ancho Chili Liquour

Molé Bitters

Orange Peel

Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a coupe and garnish with flamed orange peel.

Laura: Bourbon 5-Spice Punch

6.0 oz...

August 26, 2017

This cockluck we decided to switch it up a bit and make a cocktail based on a favorite song.  Below are the results:

Michelle: Apple Bottom Jeans (AKA Banker’s Punch)

(Influence song: Apple Bottom Jeans by Flo Rida)

1.5 oz Rum Blend: Aged Diplomatico Planos Blanco Anejo R...

This cockluck we got to celebrate our new outdoor bar!  Adrian had been working on creating the bar for us for the past few months and created the perfect bar for us to host some amazing cocktail parties.  Who better to break it in than with the cockluck crew....

June 24, 2017

Cocktail Club #21 06/24/17 Host: Holly and Laura

Evelyn: Orange Pomelo

2.0 oz Grapefruit Finlandia Vodka 

0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

2.0 oz POM Syrup 

1.5 oz Simple Syrup 

Orange Slice Float

Add all ingredients to a shaker, shake with ice, and strain.Top with orange slice.

Cory:...

This cocktail potluck, everyone came with an amazing drink and food item.  It was a tough one to judge but Michelle May ended up taking home her first win!  This time we did a slightly different approach than all the others we have previously done.  We all rolled some...

This was one of the best cocklucks yet to date.  Besides having a great time as usual, it was also Julie's 60th birthday!  Everyone had a wonderful cocktail but in the end, Jessica took home the trophy as the winner of the night with the best cocktail. 

I star...

March 29, 2017

Tonight I decided to embark on an adventure to discover a new cocktail for cockluck and came up with this:

Sage Advice

1.5 oz Gin

1 oz China China

.5 oz Lemon Juice

.25 oz Sage Simple

Bitter Truth Lemon bitters

Scott: X-Mas Whiskey Sour

2.0 oz X-Mas Infusion*

1.0 oz Lemon Juice

1.0 oz Simple Syrup

1 Egg White

Dash Jerry Thomas Bitters

*X-Mas Infusion

16 oz OYO Rye whiskey (unaged barreling strength)

2 cinnamon sticks

5 pink peppercorns

3/4 of a whole nutmeg

2 cloves

1 star anise

Infused a...

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