Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mixoloseum Night @ Elixir

I hosted a cocktail blogger group tonight at Elixir for a weekly live event they do called Thursday Night Drinks at The featured product was Square One Botanical and I set up a whole cornucopia of cocktail ingredients and tools for people to play with. Bloggers around the country are all logged into the same chat room and they are all playing with the same product in order to see what they can come up with. Here are mine:

1.5oz SQ1 Botanical
.5oz Warres Optima 10yr Tawny Port
.5oz lemon juice
.5oz lemon verbena syrup
shaken and up

2OZ SQ1 Botanical
.75oz yuzu juice
.5oz Sonoma Syrups Lavender
.5oz Sense Rose nectar
1oz egg white
2 dashes angostura orange bitters
Shake and serve up with a rose petal garnish

The Flower Stalk
1.5oz SQ1 Botanical
1oz J. Witty Chamomile Liqueur
.25 oz Sonoma Syrups Lavender
1oz Grapefruit juice
.75oz Bundaberg Ginger Beer
shake the first four and strain tall and over, top with ginger beer and stir lightly.

Rita's Sister
1.5oz SQ1 Botanical
1oz Canton Ginger
.5oz lime juice
.5oz agave nectar
Shaken and over

I know that a lot of those ingredients are hard to find, but try the Rita's Sister. Wish I had time to make more but we had Cocktail Club going on in the bar at the same time and 20 other things to juggle. Thanks to all who came out and made great cocktails. Check it all out @mixoloseum on Twitter. Until the next...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Pear of Roses Cocktail

I'm preparing 150 of these for the CUESA Sunday Supper tonight. Come join us!

A Pear of Roses
1.5oz Square One Botanical
.5oz Lemon Juice (Meyer when possible)
3 inches of Rosemary leaves
1oz of pear juice
.5oz Sonoma Syrups lavender syrup

Strip 3 inches of rosemary leaves into a mixing glass and muddle lightly. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake well and double strain up. Garnish with a rosemary sprig pulled through a Meyer Lemon wheel floating in the cocktail.

Mixologist’s Notes
If Meyer Lemons are out f season, use a splash of orange juice (or a barspoon) in addition to the .5 oz of lemon.