ring in 2015

In Celebration

Serves 1

5 oz. of Cava (or any dry sparkling white wine)

.75 oz. of Pierre Ferrand Cognac

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

1 dash of Peychaud Bitters

1 sugar cube

1 lemon peel

In a mixing glass add the Pierre Ferrand and Cava. Add ice and mix gently. Next, in a Champagne Flute add a sugar cube and both bitters. Strain contents of mixing glass into the flute and garnish with a lemon peel.

It’s About Thyme

Serves 1

2 oz. Death’s Door Gin

½ oz. Thyme infused simple syurp*

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

3 drops Green Chartreuse

Fresh Thyme

Add all ingredients into a mixing tin with ice, shake and strain into a martini or vintage coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of thyme.

*Thyme infused simple syrup. 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 2 fresh sprigs of thyme. Heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves, add thyme, remove from the heat and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes (to taste). Strain and chill. Will last up to 1 month, covered and refrigerated.

Erik the Red (nonalcoholic)

Serves 1

1.5 oz. fresh lime juice

1.5 oz. of ginger syrup*

1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters

Fresh lemon and lime wheels

Charged water/soda water

(Add 2 oz. of vodka and you have a Moscow Mule)

In a mixing tin add, lime juice, ginger syrup, Fee Bros bitters, ice and shake. Add soda water and strain into a Collins glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon and lime wheel.

*To make ginger syrup. Mix 8 oz. of freshly juiced ginger root into 24 oz. of basic simple syrup. Yields 4 cups and will last up to one month covered and refrigerated.