Mike Treffehn, Franklin Mortage & Investment Co.
In a large container, place 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed; 8 lemons, scrubbed and thinly sliced; two 750-milliliter bottles of rye (Old Overholt or Jim Beam will work just fine); and one 750-milliliter bottle of Appleton Estate V/X rum. Infuse for at least six hours. Mix a cup and a half of sugar and 3 quarts of water, and add to your punch. Refrigerate for a few hours, then add a big piece of ice and serve. If you feel like some fizz, cut back on the water and replace with club soda, adding right before serving. Ladle into small cups.
Hot Brick Toddy
Old Mr. Boston Bartender’s Guide
Into a hot whiskey glass put:
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. powdered sugar
3 pinches cinnamon
1 oz. hot water
Let dissolve thoroughly, then add:
1 ½ oz. rye or bourbon whiskey
Fill with boiling water and stir.
Apple Pie Moonshine
George Reilly, Twisted Tail
1 oz. Apple Pie Moonshine
1/4 oz. lemon juice
2 dashes whiskey-barrel-aged bitters
6 oz. wheat beer
For the Apple Pie Moonshine: Core 2 apples, leaving the rest of the apple intact. Insert 2 sticks of cinnamon into the center of the apples and set them into a baking pan. Cut 5 knobs of butter and place around apples. Sprinkle the apples with Demerara sugar. Bake at 450˚ for 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Put apples into an infusion jar. Pour a full bottle of your favorite moonshine over the apples and let sit at room temperature for a week. Strain contents of jar to remove any solids and rebottle for use. For the cocktail: Mix ingredients, minus the beer, over ice in a mason jar. Stir. Add beer. Garnish with a cinnamon-sugar-coated apple slice.
Lê, Hop Sing Laundromat
2 oz. Don Q Gran Añejo rum
1/4 oz. Licor 43
1 oz. condensed milk
1/2 oz. lime juice
2-3 orange twists, squeezed and left inside shaker
Shake all ingredients with 5 ice cubes, then strain into an old-fashioned glass with a large ice cube or crushed ice; serve with a bottle of Fever Tree club soda on the side. Add any muddled berry to change the flavor to your liking. Garnish with orange twists.
You Know How to Wassail, Dontcha?
Phoebe Esmon, Bar Emmanuelle
1 oz. Rittenhouse bonded rye
1 oz. Laird’s bonded apple brandy
1/2 oz. ginger syrup
5 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker full of ice. Stir well (don't shake) with a long spoon and serve over a single large ice cube in a rocks glass, with a clove-studded orange peel as garnish.
La Sainte Grenade Á Main D'Antioche
1.5 oz. Landy VS cognac
1/2 oz. 2:1 orange blossom honey syrup
1 bar spoon fig jam
Blanc de blancs champagne
Shake all ingredients except champagne with ice. Strain twice into fluted champagne glass, top with champagne, and garnish with a long orange peel.
General Tso's Chocolate Shake
1.75 oz. Double Cross vodka
3/4 oz. Meletti Cioccolato chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz. Avion espresso liqueur
1 oz. half-and-half
4-5 muddled raspberries
Add all ingredients plus 5 ice cubes to shaker and shake vigorously. Serve over ice in a Collins glass, garnished with orange zest and strawberry.
Yards Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale
Yards Brewing Company
Open bottle, pour into any convenient glass, drink, repeat.
Down the Chimney
1.5 oz. mezcal plato
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/4 oz. lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitters
2 dashes cherry bitters
6 marasca cherries
Light a cinnamon stick on fire so it smokes. Set it on the counter with a martini glass inverted over the top, to suffocate the flame. Let sit while making the cocktail. Muddle 5 maraca cherries in a splash of club soda in bottom of a shaker tin. Add ice and the rest of the ingredients, then shake hard and strain into the cinnamon-smoked martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist and the remaining marasca cherry.
1.5 oz. Lemon Hart 151 rum
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. rich Demerara syrup
Dash Angostura bitters
6 drops absinthe
Add all ingredients to a tall hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. Jiggle with a bar spoon, agitating the ingredients and ice until they’re well mixed and there’s a frosty exterior to your glass. Add straws, grate some nutmeg on top, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
1 ½ oz. double-barreled bourbon (such as Maker's 46)
¾ oz. Pedro Ximénez sherry
2 dashes black walnut bitters
Combine all ingredients except absinthe in a shaker over ice. Stir, don’t shake. Rinse a rocks glass with the absinthe and pour out any excess. Fill glass with fresh ice. Strain cocktail into glass and garnish with dried cranberries rehydrated in bourbon syrup.
1 oz. gin (Plymouth works nicely; I also like an even split of Hayman’s and Ransom Old Tom)
1 oz. Marie Brizard crème de cacao
1 oz. heavy cream
Shake, strain into a stemmed glass, and grate a little nutmeg on top.