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Georgia Cobbler

Ingredients

1  oz. Gin

¾ oz. Peach Vodka

¾ oz. Caramelized Pecan Syrup

¼ oz. Lemon Juice

Lemon Peel

Glassware and Tools

Coupe Glass

Mixing Glass

Shaker Tin

Jigger


Instructions

1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

-¼ oz. lemon juice
-¾ oz. caramelized pecan syrup
-¾ oz. peach vodka
-1 oz. gin

2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

4. Use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the coupe glass.

5. Peel a thin piece of lemon skin trying to get as little pith as possible. Mist it over the top of the drink by squeezing the skin, with the outside of the skin facing the cocktail, moving your hands simultaneously to coat the entire top. Then drop it in the glass as garnish.

6. Enjoy!


Pecans and Peaches…. That’s What Georgia does!

Need we say more? How about some tips for southern hospitality instead!

Creating cocktails is fun and a sure way to enhance your party, especially when expertly crafted. However, this can seem intimidating since far too often signature cocktails are too sweet leaving guests with a sugar high and nasty hangover, too strong or tart to enjoy, or too weak to get the party started. What is the secret key? Balance. We recommend tasting each ingredient independently before you start combining and mixing. Here are a few simple guidelines to maximize success:

1. Always aim for equal parts of sweet and tart ingredients.
2. Orange adds to the aroma, but does not influence the sweet-tart range since it is a neutral ingredient.
3. Spirits should be complemented, not overridden.
4. Don’t give up! Mixing is an iterative, but rewarding process.

Scarlett O’Hara

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon

3 oz. Cranberry Juice

1 Teaspoon Lime Juice

Lime Wheel

Glassware and Tools

Mixing Glass

Shaker Tin

Jigger

Collins Glass


Instructions

1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

-3 oz. of cranberry juice
-1 teaspoon of lime juice
-1 ½ oz. bourbon

2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

4. Add ice to the Collins Glass, crushed if available, and use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the Collins Glass.

5. Take the remaining lime and cut a wheel by first slicing a half circle. Then place a quarter cut in the middle of the lime, using this slit to hold the garnish on the side of the glass.

6. Enjoy!


Southern Belle With Great Taste

Gone with the Wind is arguably one of the greatest American novels of all time. This month we bring you the drink based on its main character, Scarlett O’Hara. Her strong independent disposition comes to life in every swig. A sweet first sip followed by a tangy tart finish will whisk you into a Georgia summer daydream. Both Scarlett and this cocktail pay well-deserved homage to the classic novel as well as the Georgia state of mind. Enjoy this creative combination with your feet up, stressors down, and a side of barbecue.

Bourbon Maple Apple Cider

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. Bourbon

2 oz. Apple Cider

2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup

1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

Glassware and Tools

Rocks Glass

Mixing Glass

Shaker Tin

Jigger


Instructions

1. Boil water and follow instructions to make apple cider.

2. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

- 2 oz. apple cider
- 1 ½ oz. bourbon
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoonlemon juice

3. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

4. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

5. Fill the Rocks glass with ice and then use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the rocks glass.

6. Enjoy!


North America is known for it’s Bourbon, Maple syrup, and Apple Cider…Get it!

Apple Cider is a tradition in North America during the fall and winter months, often found in local shops, at festivals, and in many homes for the holidays. This beverage is used in many cocktail variations as well, but today we bring you a mix with some other very distinct North American products. Utilizing the Apple Cider as the base, we added in bourbon, maple syrup, and a hint of lemon to cut the sweetness. It is often hard to host a large group and have a complex cocktail on display; however, there is a certain cool and sexy vibe to making a cocktail by hand. This is no gin and tonic either! In order to be the host/hostess with the most/’mostess’, we recommend you demonstrate the steps for guests first, and then lay the tools out at the bar to allow others a shot. They will have fun learning a new drink, and more than likely someone else will take the reins and bartend for the evening, but everyone will remember who made it first :). Cheers!

Golden Delicious

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. White Rum

¾ oz. Peppermint Syrup

2 Candy Canes

Glassware and Tools

Muddler

Mixing Glass

Shaker Tin

Jigger

Martini Glass


Instructions

1. Smash one of the candy canes on a plate using a muddler, breaking into as small of bits as possible.

2. Take a dab of the peppermint syrup and rub it around the rim of the Martini glass.

3. Take the Martini glass and run the rim through the candy cane bits and set the glass aside.

4. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

- ¾ oz. of peppermint syrup
- 1 ½ oz. white rum

5. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

6. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

7. Use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the Martini Glass.

8. Place your Candy cane on the rim as garnish

9. Enjoy!


The holiday season is upon us, and there is nothing better than a simple, yet DELICIOUS, cocktail for the everyday entertainment.

The holiday times are all about friends and family. This means one simple thing… someone is going to have to play the host. Now there are those that are meant to do this, and there are those that are better suited to host a party for one. We at Speakeasy Co. took the guessing game out of it with this cocktail. This is a simple, fun cocktail that allows for any host to create holiday cheer without hiring a professional bartender to tend the bar, letting you run the show. The prep work comes down to two methods: buy all of the ingredients pre-made (your local BevMo/store has most of these items) or your can prep them yourself. If you have any interest in the recipe, please reach out and we will share! Easy enough to make and even more fun to enjoy! 

Dawa Cocktail

Ingredients

2 oz. Vodka

1 Lime Wedge

Honey

Sugar Packet

Glassware and Tools

Muddler

Knife

Rocks glass

Jigger

Wooden Stir Stick


Instructions

1. Cut a lime wedge, about a quarter of the lime, and drop it into the rocks glass.

2. Pour the entire sugar packet on top of the lime wedge.

3. Muddle the sugar and lime together in the rocks glass, providing enough force to release the lime juices, but no need to “Hulk” it.

4. Fill the rocks glass with crushed ice (a baggy and muddler make a great manual crushed ice machine).

5. Using the jigger, measure 2 oz. of vodka and pour into the rocks glass.

6. Dip the wooden stir stick into the honey packet and twirl it, wrapping the honey around the stir stick.

7. Stir the cocktail with the honey coated stir stick, releasing the sweetener. The more honey, the sweeter the cocktail.

8. Enjoy!


A back yard Safari and a drink….that’s how you end the week!

The Dawa Cocktail comes to us this month all the way from Kenya. After a long day in the savanna, travelers will pull up to one of the many Safari Lodges and enjoy this ever refreshing and “cure all” beverage. Dawa, meaning “medicine” or “magic”, places this cocktail at the top of the list for your medicine cabinet. The legend goes that this cocktail is a cure all for everything, from a rough day on the trail, all the way to any malady that is bothering the cocktail enthusiast. Our variation comes with its own stirring stick, but the traditional variation comes with a Dawa stick, usually a finely carved stick that is used to control the cocktails honey accent with just a few stirs. This cocktail has a cousin in the form of the Caipirinha, see if you can taste the similarities between the two!

Jamaican Punch

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. Spiced Rum

¾ oz. Allspice & Cocoa Syrup

¾ oz. Hot Water

Orange Slice

Glassware and Tools

Hot Toddy Glass (or any hot beverage container)

Bar Spoon

Knife

Jigger


Instructions

1. Boil a small pot of water.

2. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the hot beverage container:

- ¾ oz. Allspice & Cocoa Syrup

- 1 ½ oz. Spiced Rum

3. Stir the Rum and syrup for about 5-10 seconds.

4. Carefully, measure 1 oz. of hot water and add to the rum and syrup. Stir the contents together for 5 seconds.

5. Slice the orange into a half wheel, then add an additional slice down the middle, but not separating the half wheel. Use this slit in the orange to rest it on the side of your cocktail as a garnish.

6. Enjoy!


The best thing about the holidays are Holiday Parties…so we figured we would share a great punch recipe with everyone!

1. Add the below to a bowl:

- 1 parts Spiced Rum
- ¾  parts Allspice Dram
- ½ parts Water
- ¼ parts Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
- Ice

2. Stir for approximately 30 seconds in the bowl

3. Cut upabout 8 slices of Oranges and place them in the punch.

4. Enjoy!

This punch is also really good warm. In order to accomplish this, just repeat the above steps leaving out the ice and place on the stove and maintain at a very low simmer. 

Toronto Cocktail

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. American Rye Whiskey

½ oz. Fernet Branca

¼ oz. Envy Apple Syrup

Lemon Peel

Glassware and Tools

Mixing Glass

Hawthorn Strainer

Bar Spoon

Peeler

Coupe Glass (Chilled)


Instructions

1. Fill your coupe glass with ice in order to chill the glass.

2. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

- ¼ oz. Envy apple syrup
- ½ oz. Fernet Branca
- 1 ½ oz. American Rye Whiskey

3. Add ice to the mixing glass, and using the bar spoon, stir for approximately 30 seconds trying to keep the back part of the spoon against the glass the entire time so as not to “beat” the ice.

4. Remove the ice from the coupe glass, and using the Hawthorne strainer, strain the contents of the mixing glass into the Coupe Glass.

5. Carefully peel a piece of lemon about 2-3 inches long. With the outside of the peel facing the drink, mist over the top of the coupe glass by squeezing the peel. Drop the peel into your coupe glass after misting.

6. Enjoy!


From Toronto? Or not from Toronto? That is the question.

The origins of this cocktail vary depending on the source. The majority of cocktail books state that this is not a Canadian cocktail at all, but instead a twist on a Manhattan that Canadian’s would often enjoy when visiting the US. However, some have traced the history back to Toronto itself, and claim it can be made with either Canadian or Rye Whiskey (although recommended to use Rye as in your box). The combination of Fernet Branca and the Envy apple syrup provide a sweet, yet tart profile to balance the whiskey. While there may never be a definitive answer to the origins of this classic, whether a Canadian or American, you’ll see why it’s worth traveling for!

Paloma

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. Tequila Blanco

½ oz. Lime Juice

6 oz. Grapefruit Soda

Pinch of salt

Glassware and Tools

Shaker Tin

Mixing Glass

Hawthorn Strainer

Jigger

Collins Glass


Instructions

1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

- ½ oz. Lime Juice
- 1 Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ oz. Tequila Blanco

2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

4. Fill the Collins glass with ice and then use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the Collins Glass.

5. Fill the remainder of your Collins glass with the Grapefruit soda or about 6 oz.

6. Enjoy!


Mexico’s favorite cocktail (hint: it’s not a margarita!)

The Paloma is now Mexico’s most popular tequila drink, surpassing the famed (and tourist loved) margarita. The origins are obscure, but some believe it was born somewhere in southern Mexico. In mixology, sometimes less is more, and the Paloma is a prime example. The cocktail calls for blanco (white) tequila mixed with lime juice and salt, all shaken over ice and topped with grapefruit soda, preferably the Mexican favorite, Jarrito’s. The drink provides the refreshing characteristics of a margarita with the additional tartness of the grapefruit. While the recipe does not call for it, feel free to rim the glass with salt like your margarita :).

Blue Basil

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. Vodka

½ oz. Blueberry Basil Simple Syrup

½ oz. Lemon Juice

Dried Blueberries

Glassware and Tools

Shaker Tin

Mixing Glass

Hawthorn Strainer

Jigger

Martini Glass (Chilled)


Instructions

1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

- ½ oz. lemon juice
- ½ oz. blueberry basil simple syrup
- 1 ½ oz. vodka

2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

4. Use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the martini glass.

5. Drop in the dried blueberries so that they sit on the bottom of the martini glass.

6. Enjoy!


Cocktails as Medicine?

The Gimlet was originally gin and lime, concocted as a medical remedy to battle the effects of scurvy. Many sailors suffered from Vitamin C deficiency, so to counteract the effects, the Surgeon General Sir Thomas Gimelette began recommending gin and lime juice. Hence the name Gimlet! The variation this month uses vodka instead of gin, and a blueberry basil syrup for a refreshingly sweet twist- exactly what the doctor ordered.

French 75

Ingredients

1 oz. Gin

2 oz. Champagne

½ oz. Lemon Juice

Sugar

Lemon Peel

Glassware and Tools

Shaker Tin

Mixing Glass

Hawthorn Strainer

Jigger

Peeler

Coupe Glass (Chilled)


Instructions

1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

- ½ oz. lemon juice
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 sugar packet

2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

4. Use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the coupe glass.

5. Add in 2 oz. of champagne to the coupe glass.

6. Carefully peel a long piece of lemon by peeling several rotations around it, then drop it in the coupe glass.

7. Enjoy!


France’s 100 Year Old Cocktail

The French 75 was named after the French 75mm field gun. The cocktail was made popular during World War I when American and French soldiers enjoyed a reprieve from the trenches. The original French 75 is said to have come from the Hotel Chatham in Paris and made with cognac (instead of this month’s gin variation). It wasn't until the 1920's that the gin variation became the more popular choice over its cognac predecessor. The combination of Gin and Champagne provides a refreshing cocktail with a slight citrus undertone from the lemon, and a hint of sweetness from the granulated sugar, creating a delicious historic cocktail.