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.

Rose Collins

Rose Collins (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• 3 oz Vodka (we used Thirteenth Colony, but any quality vodka will do)
• 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 1 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose Cordial
• Club Soda
• Lemon wedges and/or edible flowers for garnish

Pour vodka, lemon juice and rose cordial into a mixing glass over ice. Stir clockwise with mixing spoon until well chilled. Strain into a highball glass over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with lemon wedges or edible flowers, if desired.

Coffee & Pie Martini

Coffee & Pie Martini (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Chicory Pecan Bitters)
3 oz Vodka (we used St. Roch, but any quality vodka will do)
1 oz El Guapo® Sweet Potato Syrup
4 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
• Cinnamon Sticks

Pour vodka, syrup and bitters in a mixing glass over ice. Stir clockwise with mixing spoon until well chilled. Strain into pre-chilled martini glass and garnish with whole cinnamon stick before serving.

 

Rose Champagne Cocktail

Impress your friends at holiday gatherings with this simple champagne cocktail! Watch us make a few!

Rose Champagne Cocktail (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• Bottle of bubbly (or sparkling grape juice for a mocktail)
• Bottle of El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose Cordial
• Sugar Cubes

In clean flutes, pour well chilled champagne. Fill a ramekin with rose cordial & submerge sugar cubes until soaked through (you’ll need one cube per glass). Using tweezers or your fingers, place one rose soaked cube in each waiting glass & cheers!