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Two Cocktails: As American & Reclamation Day

Two drinks for the price of one!

1) As American

As American

As American

This is the drink I designed for the 4th of July. It is a little bit of a take off of a classic Mint Julep recipe and a cherry pie recipe and made with all American-made ingredients. It is sweet and tastes like a bourbon-cherry pie!

Ingredients for two drinks:

7 Oz Maker’s Mark or other Kentucky Bourbon
12 ripe cherries
1/2 cup chopped mint
2 tsps brown sugar

Instructions:

Add ice to 2 martini glasses
Set aside two pretty, whole cherries
Chop remaining 10 cherries into tiny pieces and put cherries in medium sized pitcher
Add brown sugar and mint, and muddle with wooden spoon
Add bourbon and stir
Leave to sit at least 20 minutes
Remove ice from glasses
Pour through metal strainer into glasses
Garnish with cherries and serve

If you like your drinks very sweet, replace the regular ripe cherries with Maraschino

2) Reclamation Day

Reclamation Day

Reclamation Day

This drink is very drinkable and tastes like a strong herby lemonade. This is a great one for a hot day; very refreshing. It is named for Rosie as, unlike yesterday’s drink, the base ingredient is British!

Ingredients for two drinks:

6 Oz Hendrick’s Gin**
1 lemon
1/2 small (Kirby) cucumber
10 sprigs Vietnamese Coriander
2 tsps ginger=flavored syrup

Instructions:
Add ice to shaker and two martini glasses
Reserve two sprigs coriander. Chop remaining coriander finely and add to shaker
Slice two thin slices of lemon and reserve; squeeze remaining lemon into shaker, discard lemon peel and pith
Add ginger syrup to shaker
Slice four thin slices of cucumber and reserve; chop remaining 1/2 cucumber finely and add to shaker
Muddle with wooden spoon
Add gin and shake
Remove ice from glasses and pour
Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices and coriander sprigs

**Hendrick’s is an English Gin made with cucumbers. If you can’t find it, this will be fine with a London Dry style gin or a citrusy gin. I would recommend using a heavily juniper flavored gin in this recipe.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

Tags: bartending, bourbon, cocktails, food and drink, gin
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