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Cockluck #2

Scott: Untitled Cocktail Recipe

30 ml. Mezcal Vida

20 ml. Carpano Antica Formula

20 ml. Yellow Chartreuse

A dash of Orange Bitters

Stir, garnish with a lemon twist, Serve in a martini glass.

Adrian: White Negroni

1.50 oz dry gin

0.75 oz Salers apertif

1.0 oz dry vermouth

Lemon peel for garnish

Build in a glass, severe over ice or a block of ice, add a lemon garnish.

Holly: The BFF (Best Fronds Forever)

1.5 oz Gin

4 sage leaves

pinch of coarse salt

0.5 oz Green Chartreuse

4 dashes Wormwood Bitters

0.5 oz. lemon juice

0.5 oz. lemon-thyme syrup*

1 piece of fennel (2-inch, stalk only)

fennel frond or sage leaf for garnish

In a shaker, muddle fennel, sage, and salt. Add gin, Chartreuse, lemon juice, bitters, and syrup. Stir. Add ice, shake, double strain into a coupe. Garnish with fennel frond and sage leaf.

*Lemon-Thyme Syrup

1 sprig of fresh thyme

1 large lemon (sliced into wheels)

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium heat stirring occasionally, then let simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool, then strain.

from Dillon’s Distillery, Toronto, Canada

Jessica: Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

1.5 oz tequila

1.0 oz Cointreau

1/2 lime cut into wedges

2 tbsp sugar

1 Thin slice of jalapeño pepper

2 thin slices of cucumber

Several cilantro leaves and a sprig for garnish

Coarse salt

Build in a shaker. Muddle the sugar, cucumber slices, cilantro, lime wedges, and jalapeño slices in the bottom of the shaker. Add tequila, cointreau and ice, shake and strain into a glass. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass garnished with a cilantro sprig.

Laura: Grilled Peach Old Fashioned

1 ripe but firm peach

1 Tbsp sugar (used brown sugar simple syrup)

3 sprigs thyme, plus more for garnish

2 dashes of bitters

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

3.0 oz bourbon

Quarter peaches and grill 4–5 minutes per side until grill marks appear. Muddle sugar, thyme, bitters, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add bourbon. Garnish with grilled peach section and thyme sprigs.

Maria #1: Orange Fluff

2 sage leaves

2 (blood) orange wedges

2.0 oz gin

0.5 oz lime juice

0.5 oz simple syrup

egg white

Muddle sage leaves and orange wedges, add gin, lime, and simple, and dry shake. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a coupe.

Maria #2: Smoke on the Rocks

1.5 oz Mezcal

0.75 oz Aperol

0.75 oz Lime Juice

0.50 oz Luxardo Maraschino

Shake with ice and serve on the rocks.

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