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Bee’s Knees

Created by @garnish_girl, Katie Stryjewski. The Bee’s Knees cocktail was created for Bee’s Knees Week – where bars around the country served this classic cocktail and donated the proceeds to local schools to fund the installation of beehives!

Bees Knees
•  2 oz. Gin (Katie used @barrhillgin)
•  .75 oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
•  .75 oz. honey syrup (1:1)
• 1 dash El Guapo® Cucumber Lavender Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with every edible flower you can find. 💐

Mother of Pearl

Created by Lane Primeaux, Beverage Director of Soji in Baton Rouge. This is the perfect floral cocktail to survive the summer heat.

MOTHER OF PEARL
• 2 oz rose hip infused Shochu (directions below)
• .75 oz Black Rose Giffard Liqueur
• .5 oz fresh lemon juice
• .25 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose cordial
• .5 oz egg white
• Dehydrated rose petals, for garnish

In clean shaker filled with ice, combine Shochu, liqueur, juice, cordial and egg white. Shake thoroughly until well chilled. Strain into a coupe, and garnish with dehydrated rose petals prior to serving.

To create infused Shochu, pour one 750 mL bottle of shochu over one cup of dehydrated rose petals in a non-reactive container to steep. Reserve empty bottle. Allow to infuse at room temperature for for up to 24 hours – knowing the longer you steep the stronger the floral notes in the alcohol will be. Strain mixture through cheese cloth, and re-bottle using funnel. The infused Shochu will keep for up to two months if properly refrigerated.

Rumours Cocktail

Featured by Liquor.com and once served behind the bar at Root, a now-shuttered restaurant and bar in the Garden District of New Orleans, this cocktail is an herbaceous masterpiece.
The Rumours Cocktail
• 1 oz Sandeman 20-year tawny port
1 oz Macchu pisco
• 1 oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
1 dash Freshly squeezed lime juice
.25 oz egg white
4 dashes El Guapo® Love Potion #9 Bitters
1 dallop Luxardo maraschino cherry syrup
• Lemon twist & Luxardo maraschino cherry, for garnish if desired

In a clean, dry shaker, combine port, pisco, juices, Mojo Cubano bitters and egg white. Dry shake (no ice) first, before adding ice to shake until well-chilled. Strain into a coupe and top with Love Potion bitters and cherry syrup. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a Luxardo maraschino cherry.

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.

Summer Berry Sipper

Summer Berry Sipper
3 Strawberries, quartered
1.5 oz Aperol
• 1.75 oz El Guapo® Olde English Lemonade & Collins Mix
Prosecco
• 6 dashes El Guapo® Summer Berries bitters

In a clean shaker, muddle quartered strawberries with the Lemonade & Collins mix.  Add the Aperol, and fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a highball filled with ice. Top off with Prosecco and bitters just before serving.

The Rose Tattoo

Created by Abigail Gullo of Compere Lapin, this daiquiri will get you through the hottest days of summer.

THE ROSE 🌹 TATTOO
• 2 oz red wine 🍷
• 1.5 oz @sailorjerry rum
• .5 oz @amaromonte Montenegro Amaro
• .5 oz fresh orange juice
• .25 oz allspice liqueur
• 1 oz strawberry 🍓 puree
• 1 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose cordial 🌹
• Cut strawberries and a lemon twist, for garnish

Place all ingredients in a blender with ice & blend until smooth. Garnish with cut strawberries 🍓 & a lemon twist. And if you really wanna do the most, add a few dashes of our summer berries bitters as a float.

A Streetcar Named Loyola

A Streetcar Named Loyola
• 1.5 oz Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
• .5 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• .5 oz El Guapo® Ginger Syrup
• .25 oz St. Germain
• Ginger ale
• 8 Dashes El Guapo® Mojo Cubano Bitters

• Rosemary sprig, for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, add vodka, lemon juice, ginger syrup and St. Germain. Shake vigorously, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and 8 dashes of bitters. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.