Sparkling Elderflower

Pour 3/4 oz. St-Germain and 3-4 oz. of Cava in a champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Ophelia No.12

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As served at the Ballet Austin Guild Preview Party in August 2015

  • 1 ½ oz GEORGE DICKEL NO.12
  • ½ oz pistachio orgeat
  • ½ oz key lime juice
  • ginger-peach soda
  • dehydrated key lime

Shake. Strain into long glass filled with fresh ice.

Splash ginger-peach soda. Garnish w/ dehydrated lime wheel

dehydrated lime wheels – Place key lime wheels on baking racks into 170 degree oven for 6 hours, rotating every 90 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container.

pistachio orgeat – Toast 1 cup pistachios and infuse 6 cups simple syrup for 8 hours. Add 25 dashes orange flower water.

ginger-peach soda – Equal parts ginger beer & peach soda

 

 

Fresh Bloody Mary

  • 2 peppers, spice level is up to you
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 oz Vodka, Gin or Tequila
  • 4 oz Fresh Tomato Juice (blend fresh tomatoes in a blender)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 oz Worcestershire
  • 2 dashes Tabasco
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Celery Salt
  • Lemon Wedge for garnish
  • Celery Stalk or Cucumber spear for garnish

Muddle peppers & horseradish at bottom of glass. Add all the remaining ingredients except the garnish, and fill the glass with ice. Roll the drink, pouring it a few times back and forth between another mixing glass or shaker tin to chill. Strain the contents on to fresh ice in a pint glass. Garnish!

Adapted from David Alan’s “Tipsy Texan” Cocktail book.

Strawberry Basil Caipirinha

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  • 2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
  • 3 Strawberries
  • 3 Basil leaves – torn
  • 1/4 Lime
  • 2 tsp Superfine sugar or 1 oz Simple Syrup

Muddle the lime, strawberries, basil and sugar in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça. Shake vigorously. Serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

Mixed Berry Caipirinha

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  • 2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
  • 6 – 8 Mixed berries
  • 1/4 Lime
  • 1 tsp Superfine sugar or 1⁄2 oz. Simple Syrup

Muddle the lime, berries and sugar in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça. Shake vigorously. Serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blackberry.

Pineapple Mint Caipirinha

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  • 2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
  • 4 chunks of pineapple
  • 2 mint leaves, torn
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup

Muddle the pineapple, mint and sugar in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça. Shake vigorously. Serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.