Posts Tagged ‘specialty cocktail’

Specialty Cocktail Spotlight: Dark and Stormy

The classic Dark and Stormy is popular worldwide, but became well-known in the US when sailors who visited Bermuda in their travels tried it there and brought it back.  Our version of the drink packs an especially interesting punch by combining two different kinds of rum, along with the essential Ginger beer ingredient.  Are you ready?

 

 

Ingredients
1 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
3-4 oz Ginger Beer
.5 oz Kraken Black Spiced Rum
1 Lime Squeeze

Directions
Build ingredients  in a large, ice-filled glass.  Drink.  That’s all, folks.

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Specialty Cocktail Spotlight: Toronto

The Toronto is another classic cocktail.  It gets its kick from combining whiskey with Italian amaro (in this case, Fernet).  Amaro isn’t for the faint of heart — it has a distinctly bitter taste, which isn’t for everyone.  That being said, its flavor is muted somewhat in this particular mix, making it a great way to introduce yourself to the unique flavor it offers.

 


Ingredients

2 oz. Bulleit Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Fernet
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
Dash of Orange Bitters
Burnt Orange Peel

Directions
Combine all ingredients except the orange peel in an ice filled shaker.  Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass.  Add orange peel — and voila.

 

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Specialty Cocktail Spotlight: El Capitan

Our interpretation of the El Capitan cocktail is a refreshing mix of tequila and citrus flavors, topped with a touch of Grand Marnier.  This drink is absolutely perfect for summer.

I mean, just look at this thing!  It even looks like the perfect drink to sip poolside.

Ingredients

1.5 oz El Jimador Tequila
1 oz Triple Sec
1.5 oz Sweet and Sour
1/4 of a Fresh Squeezed Orange
.5 oz Grand Marnier

Directions

Combine all ingredients minus the Grand Marnier in an ice filled tumbler.  Strain into a chilled martini glass, and add the Grand Marnier on top.

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Specialty Cocktail Spotlight: French 75

The French 75 gets its name from a light yet powerful French 75mm gun, called the M1897.  So why don't they call it the French 1897?  We're guessing it's because 75 rolls off the tongue a whole lot easier.

In any case, this drink, like the gun, packs a surprisingly powerful punch.  Traditionally made with gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and topped with champagne, the French 75 is a surefire crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

1.5 oz Gordon's Gin
.75 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Prosecco

Directions

Combine all ingredients, minus the Prosecco, in a shaker with ice.  Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Top with the Prosecco and garnish with a brandied cherry.  Enjoy responsibly — this one will sneak up on you.

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Specialty Cocktail Spotlight: Buffalo Mule

When it comes to cocktails, “mule” or “buck”  is an old-school way of describing a beverage made with ginger beer (or ale), a sort of citrus, and, of course, a spirit.  One of the most common instances of a mule is the Moscow Mule, which is made with vodka.  Since Russia is famous for its vodka, it’s easy to see how that drink earned its name.

We prefer to take the bourbon route.

Our Buffalo Mule is made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, and this, of course, is where it gets its moniker.  Contrary to what you may be inclined to think, Buffalo Bourbon gets its name from the mammal — not the city.

Just a little fun fact to impress your friends with at parties.

Ingredients

1.75 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 oz Lime Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 oz Ginger Beer

Directions

Combine ingredients in order in a large glass with ice.  Drink to your heart’s content.

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Speciality Cocktail Spotlight: Manhattan

At Flat Iron Grill, we take pride not only in our inspired food selection and vast whiskey collection, but also in our ability to serve refreshing and delicious specialty cocktails. We’re excited to share some of our favorite recipes with you, and we will be spotlighting a new one every week. Give it a try at home, or come in and let us show you how it’s done!

This week we’re showcasing the classic Manhattan.  The exact origin of the drink is unknown, but it was first served in Manhattan, New York (go figure) sometime in the latter 1800s.

Recipes for the Manhattan have changed over time, and some deviate from using the traditional choice of rye whiskey in favor of bourbon or Canadian whiskey.  Not us.  We make ours with Bulleit Rye Whiskey and it’s always stirred – never shaken.

Ingredients

2 oz Bulleit Rye Whiskey
1 oz Vya Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Orange Bitters
1 Cherry

Directions

Combine all the first three ingredients in an ice filled pint glass and stir.  Place the cherry in a chilled martini glass, and then strain the mixture into the glass.

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