Evangeline, Stirred

Created by Nick Dietrich, one of New Orleans’ most esteemed bartenders, this re-imagined Old Fashioned is where Louisiana meet Kentucky.

Evangeline, Stirred (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Chicory Pecan Bitters)
• 2 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon
• .25 oz Poirier’s cane syrup

• 2 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
• Large ice cube
• Orange peel, for garnish

In a double old-fashioned glass, combine bourbon, cane syrup and bitters. Stir using a large cube ice. Garnish with an orange peel & serve.

Andromeda

Created by 2016 Bartender of the Year, Abigail Gullo, the Andromeda is the #1 selling cocktail behind the bar of Compère Lapin, Nina Compton’s St. Lucian inspired mecca of Creole cuisine.

Nina Compton is James Beard‘s 2018 Best Chef: South winner and Season 11 Top Chef Runner-Up. Both she and her recipes appear often on the Today Show and inside the pages of the New York Times, Garden & Gun, Conde Nast Traveller and the like.

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Andromeda (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• 1 oz Pisco
• .75 oz St. George Green Chili Vodka
• .75 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
• .5 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose Cordial
• .5 oz Grapefruit liqueur
• .25 oz Honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
• 1 Egg white
• Peychaud’s bitters, sugar & salt for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, pour Pisco, vodka, lime juice, rose cordial, liqueur, and egg white. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass with a 50/50 sugar salt rim. Compère Lapin sprays Peychaud’s bitters over a stencil with an atomizer to create the bunny, but you can easily decorate at home with dashes or dots of bitters without using a fancy stencil or atomizer.

Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill, as served at Public Service inside the NOSPI Hotel.

Blueberry Hill (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• 1 oz Aviation gin
2 oz Rosé (flat, not sparkling)
• .25 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose Cordial
• .25 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Dashes El Guapo® Love Potion #9 Bitters
• Crushed ice
• Fresh, whole blueberries

In a shaker, muddle 3 blueberries. Add gin, rose cordial, lime juice, bitters and ice cubes, shaking vigorously until well chilled. Double strain the cocktail into a coupe or stemmed glassware filled with crushed ice. Garnish with blueberries & serve.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ashley Tabor, Beverage Director at Momofuku Nishi in Manhattan, shared her chocolate chip cookie recipe featuring our 2018 Good Food Award winning Chicory Pecan Bitters with Vinepair earlier this month. “The bitters add this layer of rich coffee and nutty pecan flavor to the dough that really complement the chocolate,” Tabor says.

Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Alexis Tabor
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup refined white sugar
• 3/4 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup butter, at room temperature
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 2 tsp El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
• 1 egg
• 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients, add butter, egg, and bitters, and then stir in chocolate chips. Roll into one-inch balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet about 2 to 3 inches apart. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule
• 2 oz Vodka (we used St. Roch®, but any quality vodka will do)
• .5 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
• .75 oz El Guapo® Ginger Syrup
• Club soda
• Mint sprigs, candied ginger or lime wheels, for garnish

Combine vodka, lime juice and ginger syrup in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Gently shake and strain into a copper mug or highball filled with ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with your choice of accouterments.

Spicy Mint Mojito

Spicy Mint Mojito
• 3 Mint sprigs
• 1 Jalapeño pepper, sliced
• 3 oz El Guapo® Lime Cordial
• 2 oz White rum (omit to create a mocktail)

• Club soda

In a clean cocktail shaker, muddle two mint sprigs & a few jalapeño slices. The more jalapeño, the spicier. Add the lime cordial, rum & ice. Shake vigorously before pouring into chosen glassware (pint glasses and highballs both work nicely). Top with club soda, garnish with the remaining mint sprig & serve.

El Guapo Spicy Margarita

El Guapo Spicy Margarita
• 1.5 oz Reposado tequila
• .75 oz El Guapo® Lime Cordial
• .5 oz Curacao or triple sec
• 6 dashes El Guapo® Fuego Bitters
• Course rock salt & lime wheels, for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, pour tequila, lime cordial, Curacao or triple sec and bitters. Shake vigorously. Salt the rim of a margarita glass (if desired), and fill the glass with ice. Strain margarita over rocks, and garnish with lime wheels. For a spicier margarita, add additional dashes of Fuego bitters.