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