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Cockluck #9

Theme: Each member of the group chose titles for cocktails, then randomly drew them out of a hat. Drinks were created to fit the the title chosen.

Holly: Spring Training

1.50 oz Plymouth gin

0.75 oz Budweiser syrup*

0.50 oz grapefruit juice

0.50 oz Yellow Chartreuse

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe. No garnish.

*Budweiser Syrup

3 12 oz cans Budweiser beer

1 cup sugar

2 whole cinnamon sticks

Add all the ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer until reduced by almost half.

from Dominic Venegas

Michelle/Julie: The Pheasant Plucker's Mate

25ml Famous Grouse Scotch

15ml St Germaine Elderflower Liqueur

4 dashes orange bitters

Sparkling wine

Stir over ice, top with sparkling wine

Jessica: The Dusty Pope

2.0 oz Bulliet Rye

0.25 oz Carpano Antica

0.125 oz maple syrup

1.0 oz egg white

chocolate bitters (How much?)

coffee bean

Shake with ice, strain, garnish with a coffee bean. (Later we added a few drops of brewed coffee to a couple of the glasses and that was very delicious as well.)

Maria: The Darling Viking

2.0 oz bourbon

.75 oz cinnamon syrup*

.75 oz lemon juice

.75 oz grapefruit juice

A few dashes Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake, strain into glass, and top with a Angostura bitters and grapefruit peel.

*Cinnamon Syrup

75g powdered cinnamon, toasted in a stove-top pan then add water, simmer for 10 minutes to reduce, after reduced, add to blender with sugar, blend until smooth

4.5 cups water

4.5 cups sugar

Adrian: The Sophisticated Lady

2.0 oz Gin (used Bombay Dry)

0.75 oz strawberry peppercorn shrub

0.125 oz cardamon syrup

Generous dash chocolate bitters

Bordeaux red wine

Light shake with ice, strain, top with a Bordeaux float

Scott: Oscar the Grouch

2.0 oz Green Spot Irish white whiskey

1.0 oz meyer lemon juice

.75 oz simple syrup

1.0 oz egg white

Merlot red wine

Reverse shake: 1st with all ingredients, except egg white, add egg white and ice to shaker, shake again, strain into a coupe, top with a Merlot float and garnish with a broccoli spear head frozen in ice.

Laura: The Everlasting Courage of Those that Fight Repression

50ml Jameson Irish whiskey

15ml Balsamic syrup*

2 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes chocolate bitters

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and stir to chill, then strain into rocks glass over ice.

*Balsamic syrup:

Use 1 part balsamic vinegar to 4 parts brown sugar. Then add the same weight in hot water and stir to dissolve. Chill before use.

John: Walking Dead

2.0 oz bourbon

0.5 oz brown sugar simple syrup

Dash of Orange bitters

Dash of Old fashioned bitters

Dash of Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters

Combine, stir over ice, smoke with a smoking gun, garnish with Army man garnish.

Randy: Camouflage

1.5 oz Old Forrester bourbon

3.0 oz Kentucky Bourbon Ale

1.0 oz egg white

0.25 oz Bourbon Cream

0.5 oz brown sugar simple syrup

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