Elder Growth Cocktails

Our new seasonal ‘Elder Growth’ has been released and is now for sale at a few of our retailers such as The Modern Bartender and very soon via The Crafty Bartender.

Elder Growth

As such, we’ve come up with a few cocktails to get you started or give you inspiration.
As well, if you’re looking for a simple start, try them in a Manhattan, a Fitzgerald or a Negroni.

—–

First up is ‘The Shortening of the Way’ which is a bright, yet deep and complex cocktail where the smoke and grapefruit marry really well with the Elder Growth’s fir and spice notes.

Shortening_Way_03

The Shortening of the Way

1.5 oz (45 ml) of pisco (Campo de Encanto is recommended)
1/2 oz (15 ml) of mezcal (we used Mezcal Vago – any quality mezcal will work)
1/4 oz (7.5 ml) of Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
1 oz (30 ml) of grapefruit juice
1/3 oz (10 ml) of cinnamon simple syrup*
2 dashes of ‘Elder Growth’ conifer berry bitters

– Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake.
– Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a grapefruit twist, squeezing the oils over the drink.

*To make cinnamon simple syrup, combine in a small saucepan over medium-low heat:
– Add: 1 cup water, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 stick of cinnamon.
– Stir frequently until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Cool and strain. Keep refrigerated.

Shortening_Way_01

—–

Next up is the ‘Providence’, a stronger tipple that has layers of depth and is absolutely fantastic, especially during the winter months.

Providence_03

Providence

1.5 oz (45 ml) of apple brandy (we use Laird’s Bonded)
3/4 oz (22.5 ml) of Cocchi Americano Rosa
3/4 oz (22.5 ml) of Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth
1/4 oz (7.5 ml) of amontillado sherry
1 dash of ‘Elder Growth’ conifer berry bitters

– Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir.
– Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist, squeezing the oils over the drink.

Providence_01

—–

That’s it for now!

Advertisements