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Cockluck #19

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 cocktail dice that our friend Gary from the local bar Denmark gave us which had different ingredients on it and had to make a cocktail out of the three ingredients.  

 

 First off was Michelle with her winning cocktail

 

Michelle:

Lemon

Cloves

Cane Sugar Cubes

 

Cocktail Name: Untitled (WINNER)

2.0 oz Scotch

1.0 oz Spiced Pear Liqueur

0.25 oz Allspice Dram

0.50 oz Clove-Sage Simple Syrup

1.0 oz Lemon Juice

Ginger Beer

Sage Leaves

 

Add wet ingredients to shaker, add ice, shake, strain into a coupe. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sage leaf.

 

 

 Next up was Scott

 

Scott:

Mint

Orange

Agave

 

Cocktail Name: Untitled

1.0 oz Roasted Heirloom Orange-Infused White Rum

1.0 oz Michter’s Rye

0.25 oz Agave Syrup

0.50 oz Blood Orange Juice

0.25 Cardamaro

3 Mint Leaves

 

 

 After that was Jessica

 

Jessica:

Rum

Berry

Cane Sugar Cubes

 

Cocktail Name: Untitled

1.50 oz Smith & Cross Rum

0.50 oz Coconut Liqueur

Blackberries

Basil

Brown Sugar

Cava

 

Muddle blackberries and basil with the brown sugar, add remaining wet ingredients, shake with ice, strain, top with Cava.

 

 After Jessica was Laura

 

Laura:

Gin

Basil

Honey

 

Cocktail Name: Untitled

2 parts Gin

3 parts Watermelon Juice

1 part Basil Honey Syrup

Salt Bitters

 

Shake over ice. Strain into a glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

 

Next up was Andrea with her first ever cocktail made for the group.  Normally she just brings wonderful deserts!

 

Andrea:

Kumquat

Maple Syrup

Maraschino

 

Polish Wedding Drinking Practice #8

1.50 oz Polish Vodka

0.50 oz Maraschino Liqueur

0.25 oz Sweet vermouth

0.25 oz Maple Syrup

Kumquats

 

Muddle kumquats and basil with maple syrup, add remaining wet ingredients, shake with ice, and strain.

Adrian:

Apple

Vanilla

Rum

 

The Comey

2.0 oz Smith & Cross Rum

0.75 oz Apple Cinnamon Shrub

0.50 oz Vanilla Syrup

2 Drops Cinnamon Tincture

8 Drops Grapefruit Bitters

 

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

 

 

 

 

After that was Holly

 

Holly:

Jam/Preserves

Vanilla

Creme de Cassis

 

Save My Jam

2.0 oz Aquavit

0.75 oz Lemon Juice

2 tsp Vanilla-Honey Syrup

1 tsp Creme de Cassis

Blueberry Paint

 

Paint interior rim of glass with blueberry paint, then put glass in the freezer to chill. Add wet ingredients to shaker, add ice, shake, strain into painted glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

 

 

 Lastly, it was my turn:

 

John:

Mint

Cane Sugar Cubes

Orange

 

The Sally Yates

0.75 oz Smith and Cross Rum

0.75 oz 451 Spirits Writer’s Block Mint Lime Rum

0.50 oz Velvet Falernum

0.25 oz Mint Simple Syrup

0.75 oz Orange Papaya Juice

Dash of Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Cocktail Bitters

Peychaud’s Bitters

Pineapple Leaves

Mint leaves

 

Add ingredients into shaker. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with Peychaud’s Bitters and garnish with pineapple and mint leaves.

 

Congrats again Michelle on the win!  It was well deserved!

 

 

 

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