Creole Orgeat

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.

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.

Tricentennial Old Fashioned

A twist on our El Guapo Old Fashioned, The Tricentennial Old Fashioned uses our Tricentennial bitters to lend a subtle, slightly smoky profile to this classic libation.
Tricentennial Old Fashioned
• .25 oz El Guapo® Creole Orgeat
• .25 oz Amaro Meletti
• 2 generous dashes El Guapo® Tricentennial Bitters
• 2 oz Jim Beam
• Large ice cube
• Orange twist and rosemary sprig for garnish.
In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine Jim Beam, amaro, orgeat and bitters. Stir until well chilled and strain into a lowball or coupe over a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist and rosemary sprig. Enjoy!

El Guapo Old Fashioned

Arnaud’s Restaurant in the French Quarter has been a New Orleans fixture since 1918. This cocktail was created by beloved local bartender Chris Hannah, who famously helmed the Arnaud’s French 75 Bar for thirteen years.

El Guapo® Old Fashioned (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Chicory Pecan Bitters)
.25 oz El Guapo® Creole Orgeat
.25 oz Amaro Meletti
• 2 generous dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
2 oz Jim Beam
• Large ice cube 
• Orange twist & rosemary sprig, for garnish

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine Jim Beam, amaro, orgeat and bitters. Stir until well chilled and strain into a lowball or coupe over a large ice cube before garnishing with an orange twist & rosemary sprig.