Fall / Winter Cocktail Menu Recipes

Fall / Winter Cocktail Menu Recipes

Gulch Fall Winter MenuHere are the recipes for the first Gulch Fall / Winter Cocktail menu:

Spiced Rum Old Fashioned

This is the standard Old Fashioned recipe w/ spiced rum instead of Whiskey.  Awesome for fall time as Sailor Jerry has all kinds of fall flavor + a ton of vanilla.  Finished off with some Bittercube bitters for some extra flavorful love.

2 oz Sailor Jerry
.5 oz Demerara 1-1 Simple
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1 dropper Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters

Directions: In a mixing glass with ice, combine all ingredients. Stir to chill and dilute. Test dilution and add upto .5 oz water to remove the kick. Strain and serve in a rocks glass with a huge ice sphere.
 

Fall Pumpkin Jam

This libation is basically a whiskey sour with a fall jacket to keep it seasonal. Inspired by another fall cocktail I had at Small Bar.  Mixing in some pumpkin butter gives it a nice texture and flavor.

.5 oz whiskey
1 nice glob of pumpkin butter
.25 lemon
.5 demerara
2 dash ango

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, shake vigorously, “double strain motherfucker” into a chilled coupe or chilled rocks glass (for dudes) and serve up.  Garnish with lemon peel if you want.

The Best Amaretto SourThe Best Amaretto Sour

This is the best version of the Amaretto sour I found, and I got this recipe from Jeff Morgenthaler (check out his site, lots of great stuff). The only modification here is .75 lemon instead of 1oz.  Just test out the drink before the pour into the final glass depending on the taste of your lemons and adjust accordingly.

1.5 oz Amaretto
.75 Whiskey (strong)
.75 Lemon
.25 Simple
½ Egg white
Directions: Combine all ingredients into a shaker with no ice. Dry shake (no ice) HARD for 15-30 seconds to get the froth up. Pop the top, add ice, reshake. “Double strain motherfucker” into chilled coupe. Express the oils from a lemon peel and garnish. Boom baby.

The Traveling Mule

A serious crowd pleaser. This is the classic mule/buck drink-so many variations can be made! Whiskey = Kentucky Mule, Vodka = Moscow Mule, Dark Rum = Dark & Stormy…. pretty much anything works, because Gosling’s Gingerbeer is amazing. Even though it’s a pretty spring / summery drink, I don’t care. It’s good anytime. 

Your choice of spirit:
2 oz Whiskey, Spiced Rum, or Vodka
4-5 oz Goslings Gingerbeer
.25 oz Fresh Lime

Directions: You can mix this right in the glass – combine all ingredients, stir lightly.  Optimially served in a skinny collins glass, but a rocks glass will do fine.

Clover Leaf CocktailClover Leaf

My home version of the Clover Club.  This cocktail usually features raspberry syrup but pomegranate syrup works really well too. This was by  far the #1 cocktail of the menu.

1.5 Oz Gin
.75 Oz Lemon Juice
.75 Oz Pomegranate syrup (just 1 part “pom” 1 part sugar)
1 Egg White

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a shaker with no ice. Dry shake (no ice) HARD for 15-30 seconds to get the froth up. Pop the top, add ice, reshake. “Double strain motherfucker” into chilled punch glass or other fancy looking glass. Smack a piece of mint and garnish with 1 small leaf in the middle. Pick up all the women’s panties from the floor.

Boulevardier

This is the old man Italian drink and my favorite drink period. Basically a whiskey Negroni.  If you have the cash to drop on a bottle of Carpano Antica, I’d highly suggest it (and you should invite me over).

2 oz Whiskey
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Campari

Directions: In a mixing glass with ice, combine all ingredients. Stir to chill and dilute. Test dilution and add up to .5 oz water to remove the kick. Strain into chilled rocks glass with huge ice cube or sphere. Express oils from an orange peel and garnish.

Any questions? Leave ’em in the comments!

 

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