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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.

Tell-Tale Heart

Ad adaption of the Black Heart cocktail published by Drinking In America several years ago, this themed libation is the perfect combination of spooky & sweet for your never-ending parade of Halloween parties. The Tell-Tale Heart is sure to put everybody under its spell… especially if they have a thing for vodka. So treat yourself to a night of dark drinks and even darker thoughts.

Tell-Tale Heart
• 1.5 oz Black vodka
• 1 oz Fig & thyme infused vodka (recipe follows)
• 1 dash Dry vermouth
• 
4 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Fresh figs, for garnish

In a clean shaker filled with ice, pour both vodkas, vermouth and bitters. Shake until well chilled and strain into a cold martini glass. Garnish with a split black fig prior to serving.

To make infused vodka, quarter six ripe black figs and muddle thoroughly. Strip 10-15 thyme sprigs of leaves, placing the leaves with muddled figs. Pour one bottle of vodka over figs and thyme leaves in a non-reactive container to steep. Reserve empty vodka bottle. Allow to infuse at room temperature for for up to 24 hours – knowing the longer you steep the stronger the fig and thyme notes in the alcohol will be. Strain mixture through cheese cloth, and re-bottle using funnel. The infused vodka will keep for up to two months if properly refrigerated.

High Volt

Happy Fall, y’all! This cocktail, which is equally delicious with overproof rum or rye whiskey, is the perfect replacement for Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING.

• 3 oz overproof rum or high proof rye whiskey (we used Thirteenth Colony rye, but any quality rum or rye will do)
• .75 oz El Guapo® Sweet Potato Syrup
• .5 oz Becherovka
• .75 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 4 dashes El Guapo® Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters
• Orange twist, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist, expressing oils before serving.

The Full Monte

Created by Kat Whyte for The Basement Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Full Monte
• 1.25 oz Mezcal (Kat used Montelobos)
• .5 oz Tequila (Kat used Tequila Cabeza)
• .33 oz Campari
• .33 oz Agave
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Fuego Bitters
• Flamed orange twist, for garnish

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine Mezcal, Tequila, Campari, agave & bitters. Stir until well chilled & strain into lowball over ice. Garnish with flamed orange twist and serve immediately.

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!

Orange Brandy Cocktail

Orange Brandy Cocktail 🍊
• 1.5 oz Copper & Kings brandy
• .5 oz Orange infused vida mezcal (To make at home, coarsely chop an orange 🍊 & allow pieces to steep in bottle for several hours before straining through a cheesecloth)
• 1 oz Madeira
• .5 oz Amaro Montenegro
• 3 healthy dashes El Guapo® Mojo Cubano Bitters
• Dehydrated blood orange 🍊, for garnish

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice & stir until well chilled. Strain into a coupe over one large ice cube & garnish with dehydrated orange slice just before serving.