Cheers March 2015

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Page 57 of 59 58 • March 2015 DRINKS I'm Into Ginger 1 ½ oz. Crystal Head vodka ½ oz. Premium orange liqueur 2 oz. Cranberry juice 2 oz. Ginger beer Add vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and ginger beer to a tall glass fi lled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with a lime wheel. The mixologists at Crystal Head created this drink recipe. Spicy Pear Cooler 1 ½ oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Scotch whisky ¼ oz. Ancho Reyes chile liqueur ¼ oz. Lemon juice ¼ oz. Honey 2 oz. Ginger beer Wedge of ripe pear In a mixing tin, muddle the pear with honey and lemon. Add the Scotch and liqueur and shake. Double strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a pear slice. The mixologists at Cutty Sark created this recipe. Cucumber Cooler 3 ½ oz. Crop Cucumber vodka 1 ½ oz. St. Germain elderfl ower liqueur 5 oz. Ginger beer Shake with ice, pour, and garnish with a slice of fresh cucumber. The mixologists at Shadow Boxers Bar in New York created this recipe. La Bamba 2 parts Hornitos Black Barrel tequila ½ part Lime juice ½ part Agave syrup ½ part Chili liqueur (or dash of hot sauce) Ginger beer Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass (except ginger beer), add ice and shake Bitter sweet Victory 1 ½ parts Bacardi Gold rum ½ parts Cynar ¾ parts Grenadine ¾ parts Fresh lime juice 2 parts Ginger beer Add all ingredients except ginger beer to a mixing tin. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Add ginger beer to fi ll. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. The Bacardi mixologists created this recipe. vigorously. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve in a rocks glass. The mixologists at Hornitos created this recipe. El Diablo 1 ¾ oz. Tequila Cabeza ¾ oz. Crème de cassis de Dijon ½ oz. Fresh lime juice 1 oz. Ginger beer Lime wheel, for garnish Build the drink in a Collins glass over ice. Pour the tequila, lime juice and ginger beer and fi nish with crème the cassis. Garnish with a lime wheel. The mixologists at The 86 Co. created this recipe. Tennessee Roots 1 ¼ oz. George Dickel No. 1 white whiskey ¼ oz. Lemon juice ¼ oz. Simple syrup ¼ oz. Pineapple juice 1 oz. Ginger beer Combine all the ingredients except the ginger beer in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon wheel. The mixologists at Dickel created this recipe. Car nival Punch 1 ½ oz. Pineapple-infused vodka ½ oz. Pama pomegranate liqueur ¼ oz. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice Ginger beer as needed Lime twist for garnish Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the vodka, Pama liqueur, and lemon juice and shake well. Strain over ice into a rocks glass, top with the ginger beer and garnish with the lime twist. The mixologists at NOLA restaurant in New Orleans created this recipe. CALL FOR RECIPES! Cheers is looking for more innovative and original recipes using vodka. Please specify ingredient quantities (oz., tsp., etc.). Send recipes to Cheers Drinks Department, Melissa Dowling, 17 High St., Norwalk, CT 06851, or email Ginger Beer Brews Pimm's Royale 2 oz. Akira Back Sake Pimm's Mix (see recipe below) ½ oz. Lemon juice 2 oz. Mio sparkling sake 1 oz. Fever Tree ginger beer Combine ingredients in a wine glass, add ice and stir. Garnish with lemon and lime half-moon wedges, cucumber half-moon wedges and a mint sprig. For Akira Back Sake Pimm's Mix (Yields 2 cocktails) 1 ½ oz. Akira Back sake ¾ oz. Bombay Sapphire East gin ¾ oz. Cocchi Americano ¾ oz. Cocchi Rossa ¾ oz. Aperol ½ oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao ¼ oz. Rothman & Winter Orchard Peach liqueur The mixologists at Yellowtail Sunset in Los Angeles created this recipe.

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