Tag Archives: Sparkling

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.

L’Ouragan de ‘75

Created by Alfredo Garcia as an official entry into the 2018 Tales of the Cocktail cocktail competition, this fruit-forward take on the French 75 is the perfect summer sparkler.
• 1 oz Hendricks Gin
• 3/4 oz Home-made passion fruit/pomegranate syrup*
• 2 oz dry sparkling wine
• 1/2 oz Rhum Agricole Clement Creole Shrubb
In a shaker filled with ice, add gin and syrup. Shake well and strain into champagne flute. Spoon layer sparkling wine and spoon layer Rhum Agricole and Bitters. Serve immediately.
*syrup- 1/2 cup passion fruit purée, 1/2 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup sugar. Simmer until sugars dissolve (about 15 min). Strain and chill.

Spring In My Step

Spring In My Step
This take on a classic French 75 is served behind the bar at Brennan’s Restaurant on Royal Street.
Created by Allison Park

• 1.5 oz Hendricks Gin
• 1 oz Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
• Vanilla simple syrup (recipe below)
• 6-8 dashes El Guapo® Cucumber Lavender Bitters
• Petillant natural wine or any sparking white wine
• Edible flowers or cucumber spirals, for garnish

In a clean cocktail shaker with ice, combine Gin, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and bitters. Shake until well chilled, and strain into champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish before serving.

To create vanilla simple, bring 2 cups of filtered water to a rolling boil. Pour 2 cups of white sugar into water while stirring, and remove from heat source. Slice a whole vanilla bean in half lengthwise, and scrape seeds from both sides of the pod into the pot. Drop seeds into pot to steep, and allow mixture to cool for an hour. Store unused syrup in fridge, where it will keep for up to two weeks.

Carrot Mimosa

Carrot Mimosa
• .25 oz Aquavit (Fernet or Cynar work, too)
• .5 oz El Guapo® Ginger syrup
• .75 oz Freshly pressed carrot juice
• Sparkling wine
• Fresh rinsed & dried carrot greens

In a shaker filled with ice, pour Aquavit (or replacement liqueur), ginger syrup and carrot juice. Shake vigorously, and strain into long stemmed coupe or champagne flut. Top with sparkling wine, and garnish with carrot greens before serving.

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.

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.