Monthly Archives: July 2018

Seasonal 75

A refreshing summer take on our cities’ famous French 75, this recipe was created by Sac-a-Lait‘s head bartender Norton Christopher and featured in Wine Enthusiast.

2 oz gin, preferably Euphrosine #9
.75 oz blueberry syrup (recipe below)
• .75 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 3 dashes El Guapo® Summer Berries bitters
• Cava, to top
• Lemon twist, for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, syrup, juice and bitters. Shake well, then strain into flute. Top with Cava. Garnish with lemon twist before serving.

Blueberry Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water

Place ingredients in pot with water and cook on medium-low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until syrupy, about 15 minutes. Let mixture cool, then purée and strain. If mixture becomes too thick to pour, thin with basic simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water). Extra syrup will keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Queen Annene

Created by Jeff “Beach Bum” Berry of Latitude 29 here in New Orleans.

Queene Annene
• .75 oz Fresh lime juice
• .75 oz Fresh orange juice
• .75 oz Honey syrup (recipe below)
• .75 oz Pimm’s #1
• .75 oz Vodka
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Scored cucumber wheel, to garnish

Honey Syrup: combine 1 part honey to 1 part warm water, stirring until honey has fully dissolved into solution. Let cool prior to use. Remaining syrup may be refrigerated for up to a month.

In a shaker filled with ice, pour juices, syrup, Pimm’s, vodka & bitters. Shake vigorously, & strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with scored cucumber wheel before serving.

Bloody Southern Caesar

Created by our friend and Emmy award winning chef Lara Lyn Carter, this take on a classic Bloody Mary is perfect for entertaining friends over the 4th! Fun Fact: Lara Lyn was our childhood dance teacher.

BLOODY SOUTHERN CAESAR
• 1 Tsp. celery salt
• 1 Tsp. coarse salt
• 3 Bacon slices
• 2 oz. 13th Colony Southern Vodka
• 7 dashes El Guapo® Crawfish Boil or Gumbo bitters
• 2 drops of Worcestershire
• Hot sauce to taste
• 4 oz. Clamato juice
• Limes, for rim of glass + garnish

DIRECTIONS

To make rim salt + garnish, sprinkle half the celery salt onto bacon & cook until crispy. Reserve two pieces of bacon for garnish & crush the third with the remaining salts to create “bacon” rim salt.

Coat the rim of each glass with lime & dip into bacon rim salt. Fill glasses ¾ full with ice. Pour vodka over ice & add Worcestershire, bitters, hot sauce + juice. Garnish with bacon + lime wedges just before serving.