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Plum, Yuzu, Gin & Beer Punch

Created by Monica Carbonell, Beverage Director of Liquid Culture, this off the beaten path punch is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving gathering!

Plum, Yuzu, Gin & Beer Punch (Portioned to serve 5 people.)
• 5 Brown sugar cubes
• 10 dashes El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
6 oz Gin
• 3 oz Yuzu liqueur
• 8 oz Plum juice (2 plums + 1/2 cup water blended & strained)
• 3 oz Orange juice
• 5 oz Club soda
• 2 Cinnamon sticks
• 2 Cloves
• 5 oz Oast Brewery saison ale (or any saison ale)
• Plum slices, for garnish

In a pitcher, combine sugar cubes with bitters and an ounce of club soda. Muddle and stir until well dissolved. Add gin, liqueur, juices, the rest of the soda, cinnamon and cloves. Fill pitcher halfway with ice and gently stir until well chilled. Strain into a punch bowl, but keep the cinnamon and the cloves in the liquid for 30 minutes before serving to properly steep. For individual pours, use a rocks glass with 1 large ice cube and top with 1 oz of beer per cocktail. Garnish with plum slices.

The Lost Bunny

The Lost Bunny, as served at Old Hickory Whiskey Bar
• 1.25 oz Dry Sack Sherry
• .25 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• .5 oz Honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
• .5 oz Angostura Amaro
• 5 Sage leaves
• 3 dashes El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
• Chilled champagne

In a clean shaker, muddle 3 sage leaves & fill with ice. Add sherry, syrup, juice, liquor & bitters. Shake until well chilled & strain through a mesh sieve into a flute. Top off cocktail with champagne & garnish with two sage leaves angled like bunny ears.

Bloody Pome-quila

Created by Monica Carbonell, Beverage Director of Liquid Culture, this spooky libation is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party!

Bloody Pome-quila
• 1.5 oz Blanco tequila
• 1 oz Pomegranate juice
• 1 oz Grapefruit juice
• .75 oz Grand Marnier
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
Icing sugar, water & red food coloring, for garnish

To create blood dripping rim, mix icing sugar and red food coloring into a paste in a small, shallow plate and add drops of water until the mixture takes on a thick, viscous consistency. Dip clean rocks glasses into liquid & turn upright to dry. The red liquid will run down the glass as it dries, imitating blood. (Skip this for ease & a great drink sans the Halloween effect).

In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, juices, Grand Marnier and bitters. Shake until well shilled. Fill blood-rimmed rocks glass with ice & strain cocktail, serving immediately.

Seasonal Bourbon Milk Punch

A signature of our Fall Favorites cocktail class, our Seasonal Bourbon Milk Punch is a riff on the classic New Orleans milk punch utilizing Sweet Potato Syrup as opposed to simple syrup or sugar. Our Sweet Potato Syrup is the PERFECT alternative to Pumpkin Spice.

Seasonal Bourbon Milk Punch
3 oz “Magic” (recipe below)
2 oz Bourbon (we used Thirteenth Colony, but any quality bourbon will do)
1 oz El Guapo® Sweet Potato Syrup
• 3 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters OR El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
Whole nutmeg or powdered sugar, for garnish

In a clean shaker filled with ice, pour magic, bourbon, bitters of choice & syrup. Shake until well chilled, and strain into a lowball glass over ice. Garnish with powdered sugar OR freshly grated nutmeg if desired.

Magic
2 cups 2% milk
.5 cups Half & half
.5 cups Powdered sugar
1 tsp whole ground vanilla bean pods (or 1 tbs quality vanilla extract)

To make Magic, combine milk, half & half and powdered sugar in a clean, empty 750 mL liquor bottle or beverage decanter with a cap. Add vanilla bean pods and seal, shaking vigorously to combine. Refrigerate remaining liquid for up to 3 days.

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.

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!