Cockluck #23

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 Rum

3/4 oz Raspberry Syrup

3/4 oz Lime Juice

3/4 oz Port

2 dashes Angostura Bitters


Shake with ice and strain into a coupe.


Andrea: Conquering Fools

(Influence song: Conquering Fools by OAR)

2.0 oz Pendelton Whisky

0.50 oz Cynar

0.50 oz Cream Sherry

0.50 oz Blackberry Shrub

0.5 oz Pineapple Juice

XX Blackberry Thyme Huckleberry Jelly


Holly: The Peach Jewel

2 oz Gin

6-8 Basil Leaves (heavy)

0.75 oz Aperol (light)

0.75 oz Peach Shrub

0.75 oz Lemon Juice

0.25 oz Simple Syrup

2–3 dashes Wormwood Bitters


Add basil to a shaker and muddle to release oils. Add remaining ingredients and shake well over ice. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with grapefruit zest.




Laura: Blushing Pineapple

2.0 oz Strawberry-Infused Rum Blend

Angostura-Soaked Pineapple

3/4 oz Simple Syrup or Demarara Simple Syrup


Muddle Angostura-soaked pineapple with simple syrup, add ice, stir until chilled, garnish with a fanned strawberry and pineapple wedge. 


Scott: Dutch Courage (Barrel-Aged Bijou)

(Influence song: Xxxxxx)

1.0 oz Bols Genever

1.0 oz Green Chartreuse

1.0 oz Lustau Sweet Vermouth

1.0 oz Cinzano


Barrel-aged 6 days. Garnished with a flamed bourbon-soaked, orange-wrapped maraschino cherry.





Jessica: Just Like Heaven

(Influence song: Xxxxxx)

1.5 oz Blueberry-Infused London Dry Gin (Used Plymouth)

0.5 oz Cocci Americano

0.5 oz Dry Vermouth

0.25 oz Cardamaro

0.25 oz Aqua Faba  (shaken separately and added at end)

Clove Tincture?


Garnished with a blueberry speared by a sage leaf.


Adrian: Mongo Mango

1.5 oz Tequila

0.50 oz Dry Vermouth

0.50 oz Mango Serrano Pepper Shrub

0.75 oz China China

Angostura bitters


(Need shrub recipe)


John: Drink the Pain Away

2.0 oz Lemongrass-Infused Bombay Sapphire Gin

.0.75 oz Peche de Origin

0.75 oz Cranberry Juice

1.0 oz Orange Juice

Reagan's Bitters

Cinnamon Barrel-Aged Bitters 

Acid Phosphate 


Shake and strain. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.


Evelyn: Baby Darlin' 

1.0 oz Neissen Aged Rhum Agricole 

1.0 oz Bacardi 8-Year

0.75 oz Cocchi de Torino

0.50 oz Cardamaro

1/2 tsp Burnt Sugar Bitters (used burnt brown sugar bitters)


Shake and strain into a coupe.




From: Billy Sunday, Chicago, Illinois

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