For your enjoyment and pleasure:
Almond Tea Toddy (served at Bookmarks Lounge, NYC)
1 oz Plymouth Gin
1/2 oz Combier orange liqueur
1/2 oz almond syrup
3 oz hot tea (choice of chai or spiced orange)
Directions: Add to mug and stir. Add teabag and allow 2 mins to steep.
“Dean” Martinez (served at The Empire Room, NYC)
1 3/4 oz. Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz. Carpano Antica Formula
1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
dash chocolate mole bitters
Directions: Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish: SHAVED candied orange peel**
**to make this, combine shaved orange peel w/ white sugar ahead of time.**
Candied Apple Martini (served at The Campbell Apartment, NYC)
1 oz. Plymouth Gin
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/4 oz. Trader Tiki’s Cinnamon syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. apple cider
Directions: Shake all ingredients very well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish: red apple slice
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Russian Standard (neat)
Infused Moscow Mule
1 1/2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka infused w/ apples and cinnamon**
Top w/ Ginger Beer (Fever-Tree or Barritt’s)
Garnish: lime wedge and mint leaf
Apple and Cinnamon-infused Vodka: For every 1 bottle of vodka, slice 1 granny smith apple and 1 red delicious apple and put inside of air-tight jar. Add 5 cinnamon sticks and the vodka. Infuse for 5 days then remove apples and cinnamon, and re-bottle or chill before serving.
1 1/2 oz. Flor de Cana
1/2 oz. Navan Vanilla liqueur
3/4 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Handful mint and cilantro
Directions: Muddle the mint and cilantro in the lime juice and simple syrup. Then add remaining ingredients with crushed ice and stir well (or swizzle).
Garnish: mint and cilantro sprigs
Black Tower Wine – Riesling and Rivaner, available and JL Liquors on 37th St. in NYC