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Springfield ’75

Did you know the French 75 cocktail was named after the  powerful French field gun that became an icon of victory in the American coverage of World War I? Similarly, the Springfield 1795 cocktail is named after the first musket to be produced in the United States.

The Springfield 1795 was the iconic musket carried by the American army during one of the last major battles of the War of 1812 in which British forces invaded Louisiana and were defeated at the Battle of New Orleans.  This victory was viewed by Americans as having restored national honor and marked the beginning of the Era of Good Feelings, a period of national unity.

Modified from Stephen Wood’s official 2018 Tales Of The Cocktail competition, this riff on a French 75 is perfect for celebrating special occasions!

Springfield 1795
1 oz El Guapo® British Style Colonial Tonic Syrup
.75 oz El Guapo® Creole Orgeat
2 oz Roxor gin
.25 oz CH Dogma Rubin Bitter Grapefruit Liqueur
2 oz William Chris Petillant Naturel Sparkling Rosè

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all of the ingredients except sparkling rosè. Shake briskly and fine strain into a champagne flute.  Slowly top with sparkling rosè. Stir gently and garnish with an expressed swath of grapefruit peel which has been threaded with a sprig of thyme.

El Guapo Pimento Cheese

  • 16 oz Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 oz Softened cream cheese
  • .25 c. Diced pimentos
  • .5 tsp. Sea salt
  • .25 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. El Guapo® Crawfish Boil bitters

In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together the cheddar and cream cheese until well combined. Stir in pimentos, salt, pepper and bitters. Add additional spices and bitters to taste. Pimento cheese can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.

Coffee Scented Whipped Cream

There’s nothing better than homemade whipped cream for dipping fruit or topping holiday pies. Our recipe utilizes our coffee bitters for an additional hint of flavor that will have your guests asking for seconds.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large mixing bowl if you’re using a hand-held mixer, combine cream, powdered sugar and bitters. Mix, starting at low speed, gradually increasing to medium-high until stiff peaks have formed. Yields approximately 2 cups of whipped cream.

Helpful Tip: Freeze your mixing bowl and beaters for 10-15 minutes prior to mixing. The chill will create stiffer peaks and help the finished cream stay set.

Smoked Pecan Old Fashioned

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! This cocktail is perfect as a digestif with friends after a huge meal. Easy to make at home but incredibly impressive, don’t forget to properly stock your bar ahead of the holidays!

• 2 oz Woodford Reserve
• .25 oz El Guapo® Creole Orgeat Syrup
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters
• Applewood chips, blowtorch & cloche, for smoking

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine bitters, syrup and bourbon. Stir until well chilled, and strain into a rocks glass over one large rock. Place on a flat board, and torch applewood chips until embers are lit. Cover with cloche for one minute, removing just prior to serving to release aromas and smoke.

Et Tu Brute

Created by Hunter Church of NEAT Bottle Shop in Alys Beach, Florida and featured in Okra Magazine, this rum based spin-off of a boulevardier is a perfect Fall cocktail for happy hours and holiday entertaining!

ET TU BRUTE
• 1.5 oz Papa’s Pilar Rum

.5 oz Bruto Americano
1 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
• 1 dash El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
Orange peel, for garnish
In a clean mixing glass filled with ice, pour rum, liqueur, vermouth and bitters. Stir until well chilled, and strain into a martini glass or coupe. Garnish with an orange peel, expressing oils prior to serving.

Plum, Yuzu, Gin & Beer Punch

Created by Monica Carbonell, Beverage Director of Liquid Culture, this off the beaten path punch is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving gathering!

Plum, Yuzu, Gin & Beer Punch (Portioned to serve 5 people.)
• 5 Brown sugar cubes
• 10 dashes El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
6 oz Gin
• 3 oz Yuzu liqueur
• 8 oz Plum juice (2 plums + 1/2 cup water blended & strained)
• 3 oz Orange juice
• 5 oz Club soda
• 2 Cinnamon sticks
• 2 Cloves
• 5 oz Oast Brewery saison ale (or any saison ale)
• Plum slices, for garnish

In a pitcher, combine sugar cubes with bitters and an ounce of club soda. Muddle and stir until well dissolved. Add gin, liqueur, juices, the rest of the soda, cinnamon and cloves. Fill pitcher halfway with ice and gently stir until well chilled. Strain into a punch bowl, but keep the cinnamon and the cloves in the liquid for 30 minutes before serving to properly steep. For individual pours, use a rocks glass with 1 large ice cube and top with 1 oz of beer per cocktail. Garnish with plum slices.

The Lost Bunny

The Lost Bunny, as served at Old Hickory Whiskey Bar
• 1.25 oz Dry Sack Sherry
• .25 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• .5 oz Honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
• .5 oz Angostura Amaro
• 5 Sage leaves
• 3 dashes El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
• Chilled champagne

In a clean shaker, muddle 3 sage leaves & fill with ice. Add sherry, syrup, juice, liquor & bitters. Shake until well chilled & strain through a mesh sieve into a flute. Top off cocktail with champagne & garnish with two sage leaves angled like bunny ears.

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