Beckoning Spring

Beckoning Spring 1.5 oz McClintock Distilling Company White Whiskey 1.5 oz ruby red grapefruit juice 0.5 oz Campari 0.5 oz kumquat & fennel seed simple syrup (recipe below) 1 tbs freshly-grated fennel stalk, juiced A pinch of salt Shake ingredients with ice and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with a kumquat and fennel frond. Spring…

It’s Irish Coffee Day!

Irish Coffee Recipe: 1.5 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey .75 oz. hot simple syrup 5-7 oz. freshly brewed coffee Heavy cream, lightly whipped Pour Bushmills and simple syrup in an 8-10 oz., heat proof or stemmed glass. Fill with coffee to within a centimeter of the top of the glass, then gently top with cream and serve….

Winters in SoCal

Winters in SoCal 2 oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 0.5 oz Campari Liqueur 1 oz ruby red grapefruit juice 0.75 oz Sage-infused honey simple syrup (recipe below) 1/2 tsp lime juice Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with grapefruit twist and sage leaf. Nothing makes me pine for LA like a winter…

Oaxacan Hot Chocolate & Mezcal Balls

Oaxacan Hot Chocolate 1.75 oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 8 oz milk 1/2 disc Taza Dark Chocolate Mexicano Guajillo Chili (grated) 1/2 disc Taza Dark Chocolate Mexicano Cinnamon (grated) Heat milk to just below boiling, remove from the heat, then stir grated chocolate into the pan until melted. Add mezcal, then beat with an…

Christmas Toddy

Christmas Toddy (Makes two) 0.5 oz Pine or Douglas Fir sprigs 3 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey 1 tbs mild honey 1 tsp lemon juice Place tree sprigs in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, remove from burner, cover with a lid, steep for 3 minutes, then strain to make a tea*….

Manhattan Obscura

Manhattan Obscura 2 oz Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey 0.5 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina 0.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1 dash Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with cherry (preferably whiskey-soaked). Fall and Winter grapple for dominance as the days grow shorter. It’s the perfect time of year to go for…

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee Recipe: 1.5 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey .75 oz. hot simple syrup 5-7 oz. freshly brewed coffee Heavy cream, lightly whipped Pour Bushmills and simple syrup in an 8-10 oz.  of glass (See the Bodum Pavina 8.5 -Ounce Double-Wall heat-pro Thermo Tumbler/DOF Glass above). Fill with coffee to within a centimeter of the top of the…