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 1/2 oz Aquavit [Krogstad]
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Limoncello [Fabrizia]
Few dashes Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit twist
This winter, Mrs. Muddle and I were lucky enough to sit at the bar at the Walker Inn for their cocktail omakase style service. Now, I’m plenty familiar with ordering off menu or surrendering my drink choice to the whims of the bartender, it’s a great way to get a more personalized experience. But imagine doing that for a whole set of cocktails, all connected by a common theme, where each one is carefully crafted to highlight particular flavors. That’s what the omakase service at the Walker is all about. On our visit, the theme for the night was winter citrus. Continue reading
3/4 oz Mezcal [Del Maguey Vida]
3/4 oz Drambuie
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz Grapefruite Juice
Few dashes Hopped Grapefruit Bitters [Bittermens]
Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit twist.
It’s winter, which means citrus season. And while lemons and limes are essentially year round items for us, we definitely go all in on oranges and grapefruits during the colder months. I love grapefruits on their own. In fact, I’ll often just peel and eat them just like an orange (a move I learned from my dad) instead of the more traditional cut-in-half-eat-with-spoon method. So obviously I’ll take full advantage and throw them in some cocktails. Continue reading