Monday, October 15, 2012

Upgrade the Gameday Cocktail

If you have not yet discovered Bearings, you should! Bearings is an online "Southern Lifestyle Guide for Men". With lots of information on menswear, culture, the outdoors, sports, cuisine, music and more, Bearings arrives in your email customized to your location.

One issue last month shared with us some creative tailgate cocktails....

Athens, Georgia – The Branded Butcher
The American Vesper

1 oz American Sprit White Whiskey
1 oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Place all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake hard. Strain ingredients into a glass. Add a lemon rind.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The Crunkleton
The Kentucky Lucky

2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Tanqueray Gin
1 oz Cocchi Americano Apertivo (substitute Lillet Blanc if not available)
2 Dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

Put all of the ingredients in a Boston shaker with ice and stir for 20 rotations. Strain into a glass and garnish with a swath of orange peel.

Oxford, Mississippi – Snackbar
French Resistance

1.5 oz Armagnac VSOP Brandy
.75 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
.75 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Austin, Texas – The Tigress
The Mitchie

1/2 Reposado Tequila
1/2 Tomato Juice
2 Dashes of Sriracha Sauce
1 Dash Cholula
Mexican Beer

Shaken, strain over ice into a pint glass. Top with Mexican beer. Squeeze half a lime over and drop it in. Add some onion and jalapeƱo slices as garnish.

Make one of these cocktails and read Bearings, a guide for your best gentleman.