Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Joe Beef Martini | A Variation

The Joe Beef Martini | A Variation

After following Guilhaume Gerard's recent love of all things sausage, well andouilette, I was re-inspired to make the Joe Beef Sausage Martini -- although a changed up version with gin, sherry and dry vermouth. The concept still remains a wonderful play on the classic. It's so much fun to have a sausage to chew on after drinking some liquor.

Ingredients
- 1.5 oz. Victoria Gin
- 0.25 oz. Valdespino Deliciosa Manzanilla
- 0.25 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
- 1 Vienna Sausage

Directions
1) Add the gin, sherry and vermouth to a mixing glass.
2) Add ice to the mixing glass and stir ingredients until chilled.
3) Strain into a chilled mixing glass and garnish with the Vienna Sausage.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bitter Mezcal Cocktail

A Bitter Mezcal Cocktail

Smokey, bitter, bright, citrusy...

Ingredients
- 1.5 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
- 1 oz Aperol
- 1 oz Bonal Aperitif
- 2 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

Garnish: Lemon Twist
Glassware: Nick & Nora Cocktail Glass

Directions
1) In a cocktail mixing glass, add ingredients.
2) Add ice to mixing glass and stir until cold.
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4) Serve with a lemon twist.