Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Square One and Perfect Puree Cocktails


I was recently asked to create some cocktails using the line of Perfect Puree products combined with the Square One line. I took the opportunity of a guest bartending stint at Elixir's neighboring new jazz joint, CODA, to experiment with the samples given me in order to have some solid recipes to bring to the Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas. At "The Show" I featured a few of these to expose the masses to the joys of simple cocktails with quality ingredients. Try some of these at your home or bar...

Playa de Pepino
1.5oz Square One Cucumber
2oz Perfect Puree “Beverage Artistry” Mojito
1 barspoon Perfect Puree Ginger Puree
3-4 large basil leaves
1 oz Soda water
In a mixing glass, lightly muddle the basil leaves. Add the ginger, Square One Cucumber and PP Mojito and fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds. Add soda water and stir. Strain over fresh ice and tall. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a mint sprig.


A Bitter Heart

2oz Square One Botanical
.5oz Campari
2oz Perfect Puree “Beverage Artistry” El Corazon
5 inches of fresh rosemary sprig
In a mixing tin, strip ¾ of the rosemary sprig leaves in and set aside a good looking short top of the sprig for garnish. Muddle the rosemary and add the remaining ingredients. Fill with ice and shake hard for 10 seconds. Strain up into a cocktail glass and garnish with the rosemary sprig.

Cucumber Yuzu Sour
2oz Square One Cucumber
2oz Perfect Puree “Beverage Artistry” Yuzu Luxe Sour
.5oz egg white
Put all ingredients in a shaker without ice and shake hard for 5 seconds. Add ice and shake hard for another 10 seconds. Strain up into a coup glass and garnish with cucumber skin zest.
Variation: Try the same with the Perfect Puree Mojito or Classic Sweet and Sour

Cucumber Yuzu Cooler
2oz Square One Cucumber
2oz Perfect Puree “Beverage Artistry” Yuzu Luxe Sour
1oz soda water
Put Yuzu Luxe Sour and Square One in a cocktail shaker and shake hard for 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass and top with soda. Give it a light stir and serve with a straw and a cucumber slice.
Variation: Try the same with the Perfect Puree Mojito or Classic Sweet and Sour

Tangerine Ginger Sour
2oz Square One Botanical
1.5oz Perfect Puree Tangerine Puree
1 bar spoon Perfect Puree Ginger puree
1oz egg white
Put all ingredients in a shaker without ice and shake hard for 5 seconds. Add ice and shake hard for another 10 seconds. Strain up into a coup glass and garnish with tangerine zest or red edible flowers.

The Botanical Chi Chi
2oz Square One Botanical
.5oz Hum Liqueur
2oz Perfect Puree “Beverage Artistry” Passion Colada
1oz Perfect Puree Caramelized Pineapple
In a mixing tin, place the Square One Botanical, Passion Colada and Caramelized Pineapple. Fill with ice and shake hard for 10 seconds (or blend into a frozen drink). Pour into a coup or cocktail glass. Drizzle with Hum Liqueur and garnish with a pineapple chunk (or an orchid).

1 comment:

Nick said...

Can't wait to try some of these.

Any of them planning to be featured at Elixir?