2 oz Gin [Catoctin Creek]
.5 oz grapefruit Oleo Saccharum
.5 oz Italicus
~4 oz hoppy pale ale [Lord Hobo Glorious]
Combine first three ingredients, stir with ice. Strain into a tall glass, top with beer. Garnish with grapefruit twist.
Recently one of my instagram friends @drink_specialistsgr_ offered up a challenge to make a cocktail featuring grapefruit. Perfect, I love grapefruit. I even have some Giffard Pamplemousse liqueur which is so tasty its practically cheating. But I wanted to take things in a different direction, so I decided to make a grapefruit oleo saccharum.
1 oz bourbon <Woodford Reserve>
1/2 oz Cointreau
7 or so dashes Angostura bitters
7 or so dashes Peychauds bitters
4-5 oz (chilled) Biere de Champagne <Enlightenment Brut>
Build in a champagne flute in the order given. Optional lemon twist for garnish
Champagne is to New Year’s Eve as turkey is to Thanksgiving. A longstanding tradition that is actually sort of boring on its own. A great way to mix things up this NYE is to use that champagne (or sparkling wine) as a component in more interesting drinks. You still get the thrill of poppin’ a bottle on New Year’s, but you’ll also get a bit more enjoyment out of its contents. Continue reading