Smoky Peach Margarita

  Smoky Peach Margarita 1.5 oz Espolón Reposado 100 % Agave Tequila 0.75 oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 0.25 oz Cointreau 1/2 grilled peach, preferably freestone 1.25 oz Basil Limeade Concentrate pinch of salt Pour ingredients into a blender with 7 standard ice cubes and blend on high until no chunks remain, then serve in a 12 oz glass….

The 2017 Saveur Blog Awards

Since starting tippledpink in March of 2016, I’ve shared my inspirations, stumbles and successes along the way to creating 58 (!!!) original cocktails. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have. I’m hoping to spread the word to a larger audience, so I’m throwing my hat into the ring for the 2017 Saveur…

Pommetini

Pommetini 1.5 oz Gin de Neige 1 oz Rouge Gorge White Cider Vermouth 1 tsp Campari 1/4 tsp cider vinegar Pour ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice, stir for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass (unless you have a cocktail glass with a fleur-de-lis, in which case, use that.) No…

Palo Santo Boulevardier

Palo Santo Boulevardier 1 oz Bulleit Bourbon 1 oz Campari 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 1/4 tsp Palo Santo wood shavings Pour ingredients into a small saucepan and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Load the The Smoking Gun™ * chamber with Palo Santo wood shavings, tuck the flexible rubber tube under the plastic wrap, turn…

Mango Sticky Nice

Mango Sticky Nice 3 oz Tozai Snow Maiden Junmai Nigori Sake 3 oz Mango Nectar 1 oz Tombo Shochu/Soju 0.75 oz Thai coconut syrup Shake the bottle of sake before measuring, then pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, shake for 20 seconds, then strain into a 12 oz collins glass filled with ice. Garnish…

Tiki Negroni

Tiki Negroni 1 oz Don Papa Rum 1 oz Campari 1 oz Lillet Blanc 0.5 oz Velvet Falernum 2 oz freshly-squeezed orange juice Place ingredients in blender with 10 standard ice cubes and blend until no ice chunks remain. Garnish with orange wheel. People are having too much fun with Negroni Week for me not…

Blackberry Mojo

Blackberry Mojo 1 oz blackberry simple syrup 8 mint leaves 2 oz Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin 0.75 oz lemon juice 2 oz prosecco Add the blackberry simple syrup and mint leaves to a mixing glass and muddle. Add the gin and lemon juice, then shake and strain into a chilled 10-oz Collins glass filled…

Easy Does It

Easy Does It 1 inch x 1/2 diameter piece of ginger, grated & juiced 1 oz Hendrick’s Gin 0.5 oz lemon juice 0.5 oz cold-infused mint simple syrup 1 can Rogue 6 Hop IPA Grate ginger onto 3″ square of cheesecloth. Wrap cheesecloth around grated ginger and squeeze the juice out into a shaker filled…

Mmm…peachmint

Mmm…peachmint 2 oz peach moonshine* (gifted. source unknown) 1 oz Don Ciccio i Figli Amaro delle Sirene (purchased. source revered) 0.25 oz Cold-infused mint simple syrup Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with mint sprig. It’s been a busy week in national politics. Wednesday’s appointment by the Justice Department of former FBI…

Borschtini

Borschtini 2 oz  Caraway & Dill infused Vodka (recipe below) 0.5 oz Chive Blossom Dry Vermouth (recipe below) 0.5 oz beet juice pinch of salt Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh dill. After making another batch of last month’s Be Still, My Beeting Heart, I have some beet juice left over. Why not…

Tequila Sonrisa

Tequila Sonrisa 1.75 oz Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila 2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 tsp lime juice 1/4 tsp Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 0.75 oz rhubarb purée 0.25 oz Campari Fill a 10-ounce goblet or collins glass with ice and add tequila, the orange and lime juices and mezcal. Pass the contents of the glass…

Chicago Boulevardier

Chicago Boulevardier   1.25 oz Four Roses Bourbon Yellow Label 1.25 oz Dolin Vermouth Rouge 0.5 oz Jeppson’s Malört 0.25 oz Cointreau Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist. My kind of town, Chicago is. My kind of people, too. Sinatra’s song ran through…