November 18, 2020

Ask the Expert: Craft Cockytails 2

By: Chardonnay Ismail

Brittany Koester, UofSC alumna and owner of 72 Co., joined us for a fall and winter edition of Craft Cockytails, perfect for the holiday season!

Missed the event? You can watch it here and put your mixology skills to the test. 

FALL INSPIRED DRINKS

Rosemary Greyhound

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz rosemary simple syrup (heat equal parts sugar & water and a few rosemary sprigs, stir until sugar is dissolved, bring to a boil, then let sit off of heat for 30 mins. Remove rosemary and strain syrup into a container)
  • 1 oz soda water
  • sugar and rosemary rim (mix small rosemary pieces and sugar on dish, run grapefruit slice along the rim of the glass, and place glass into rosemary/sugar mixture until rim is coated)
  • garnish with grapefruit wedge

Fall Old Fashioned

  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • a few dashes of bitters (I prefer orange bitters)
  • 1 oz of brown sugar simple syrup (heat equal parts brown sugar and water until sugar is dissolved)
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 2 oz soda water
  • garnish with cinnamon stick and apple slice

WINTER INSPIRED DRINK

Peppermint White Russian

  • 1.5 oz espresso vodka (Van Gogh Double Espresso is our favorite)
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract (only takes a very small amount!)
  • 2 oz of half and half or milk (may substitute alternative milk)
  • crushed peppermint rim
  • mint garnish

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