It’s now been a couple of weeks since our cocktails SLCmixer but we couldn’t forget the cocktails that were enjoyed that afternoon. Four local bartenders, including the best mixologist for 2013, concocted drinks especially for our little affair. Not only did we get to hear details about each cocktail and bartender, we also got our hands on the secret recipe and heard first hand how to mix these drinks ourselves.
The Juniper Flip
James Santangelo / The Copper Onion
Champagne Coupe – No Ice – Orange Zest
2 part New Amsterdam Gin
2 part Juniper Simple Syurup*
½ part Lemon Juice
1 whole Egg White
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. First, shake without ice emulsifying the egg white with the liquids, then add ice and shake again. Strain into coupe, zest orange over the top as garnish.
* Juniper Simple – 4 parts water, 1 part crushed dried juniper berry, 1 part sugar. Wrap crushed Juniper in cheese cloth, bring all items up to a boil, then simmer for 20 – 30 minutes, longer to taste.
Sean Neves / Wild Grape
Martini Glass – Up – Olives
2 parts Brokers Gin
1 part Paul Masson’s Grand Amber Brandy VSOP
1 part Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker over ice, shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with an olive. Alternative garnish, Dill for herbal aromatic or Orange peel for citrus aromatic.
Scott Gardner / Finca
Martini Glass – Up – Thyme Sprig
1.5 oz Espolón Reposado Tequila
0.5 oz Green Chartreuse
0.25 oz Lustau Dry Amontillado Sherry
0.5 oz Strawberry Thyme Shrub*
1 dash Boker’s bitters
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker over ice, shake and strain into another tin, and strain again into a martini glass served up. Garnish with sprig of thyme.
Matt Pfohl / Pallet
Rocks Glass – ice – no garnish
2.25 oz Rye Whiskey
.75 oz Punt e Mes Vermouth
.25 oz Maraschino
Dash Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker over ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass.
And special props to Scott Gardner from Finca, who was awarded Salt Lake Magazine’s Best Mixologist of 2013.
For a list of our current SLCmixers, please view the SLCmixers ticket site.