Preparation: Stir with ice in a shaker and strain into a rocks glass.
This is a recipe from Esquire magazine and is attributed to Jamie Boudreau of Canon in Seattle. It is one of three Negroni-inspired cocktails that make up three-pronged flight available at the bar for lovers of the classic bitter Italian cocktail. The other 2 are Sangria’s Aromatic Cousin and A See Through Negroni.
Preparation: Combine the ingredients, except the club soda, in a mixing glass. Shake for 10 seconds in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into a Collins glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a candied ginger.
This is a recipe from Josh Habiger of The Patterson House in Nashville.
Preparation: Combine Rum, lime juice, and ginger syrup in mixing glass. Shake for 15 seconds in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into Collins glass with ice. Using an eyedropper, drizzle a few drops of 5 Pepper-Infused Tequila over the top of the foam. Garnish with a lime wheel and piece of candied ginger.
This is a recipe by Ryan Maybee of Manifesto in Kansas City. I came across it in a blog called Tipple Sheet.
* 5 Pepper Infused Tequila: Using Blanco or Silver Tequila, infuse 1 750ml bottle with 1 sliced Green Bell Pepper, 1 sliced Red Bell pepper, 1 sliced yellow bell pepper, 1 sliced Poblano, and 2 small roasted Habaneros. On all sliced bell peppers, remove the hearts and seeds. Infuse for 1 week in a cool, dark place, shaking up occasionally.
Preparation: Combine ingredients, except the Cava, in a mixing glass and shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into a flute and top with Cava. Garnish with a lemon twist.
This is a recipe from an article in the Wall Street Journal about summer drinks and is attributed to Josh Wortman of Anejo in New York. The article describes the drink as:
A take on the classic French 75. Like its predecessor, it’s named after a weapon: The Mendoza is a light machine gun designed in Mexico. Good grenadine is key: To make your own, bring some pomegranate juice to a boil, add an equal part of sugar, simmer for 15 minutes and chill.
Preparation: Combine ingredients into a mixing glass. Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime.
This recipe is from an article in the Wall Street Journal about summer drinks and is attributed to Jackson Cannon of The Hawthorne in Boston. The article describes the drink as:
This take on Tommy’s Margarita – which is a margarita that replaces triple sec with the more subtle agave nectar – simply adds a touch of Angostura bitters to the mix. It seems like a minor modification, but a little bitters goes a long way.
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and shake in an ice-filled shaker for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Rub an orange peel around the rim of the glass and then use as a garnish.
This is a recipe from a Women’s Health Magazine article titled “Skinny Sips” which compiled several cocktail recipes that are supposed to be less than 200 calories.
Tools: Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Juice Press, Muddler
Preparation: Muddle the ginger, kumquats and sugar in the bottom of the mixing glass. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and enough ice cubes to fill a rocks glass. Shake in cocktail shaker and pour unstrained into the rocks glass.
This is a recipe from the book Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only in New York City.
Note: I was not able to locate the Rhum Clemente Creole Shrubb, which is a rum based orange liqueur, so I substituted Combier instead. I suspect that the Shrubb adds some depth the drink because mine initially ended up a bit too heavy on the citrus and sweet side for my taste, so I also added 2 dashes of Bittercube’s Jamaican 1 Bitters (primarily a Ginger and Black Pepper flavor profile) and that did the trick for me. I’d like to get my hands on a bottle of Shrubb sometime and see what the recipe in its original incarnation is like, but I was so fond of the Winter Season Ginger Smash that I couldn’t resist buying some kumquats and trying to make do with what I have at home.