3 Drinks Perfect for Homemade Mixers

| Updated: November 27, 2018
 
 

!--paging_filter--pRecently, we wrote about the a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/five-essential-home-bar-tools" target="_blank"five essential home bar tools/a, and a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/cocktail-mixers-you-should-make-not-buy-and-ho..." target="_blank"cocktail mixers you should make yourself instead of buying/a. So now that you have the bar stocked with proper tools and the mixers made, the fun really begins--making drinks at home will charm friends and make your parties (big and small) more memorable. Herewith, a few drinks that use the mixers referenced in last week's post. All of these are from my book,em a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ginger-Bliss-Violet-Fizz-Cocktail/dp/1558326650/ta..." target="_blank"Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz/a/em./p
pstrongAutumn Leaves:/strong This dreamy number (which can be made, title aside, right now as well as in autumn) was created by Portland genius bartender a href="http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com" target="_blank"Jeffrey Morgenthaler/a. He also provide the cinnamon tincture recipe used here and detailed in our mixers post.bremCracked icebr3/4 ounces rye (I think a href="http://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/" target="_blank"Woodinville Whiskey Co. /arye is a good idea)br3/4 ounce Clear Creek apple brandybr3/4 Carpano Anticabr1/4 ounce Stregabr2 dashes cinnamon tincturebrIce cubes/embr1 wide orange peel/p
p1. Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass halfway full with cracked ice. Add the rye, apple brandy, Carpano Antica, Strega, and cinnamon tincture. Stir well.br2. Fill an Old-Fashioned glass with ice cubes. Strain the mix into the glass and over the ice. Garnish with the orange peel./p
pstrongChartreuse Daisy: /strongThe Daisy is a classic old family of drinks that employ a little sweet, a little citrus, and a spirit to make their way in the world. This one is highlighted by homemade grenadine, as well as the lovely French liqueur that shares the drink’s name./p
pemCracked icebr2 ounces gin (try a href="http://www.seattledistillingcompany.com/" target="_blank"Seattle Distilling Company/a’s Alpinist gin here)br1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juicebr1/4 ounce grenadinebr1 ounce yellow ChartreusebrStrawberry, for garnishbrOrange slice, for garnish/embrbr1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with cracked ice. Add the gin, lemon juice, and grenadine. Shake very well, until the shaker gets frosty.br2. Fill a goblet three-quarters up with cracked ice. Strain the mixture over the ice. Stir briefly. Float the Chartreuse over the ice, and stir again briefly. Garnish with the strawberry and the orange slice./p
pstrongRoman Cooler: /strongFriends, drinkers, partypeople, lend me your glasses; this drink comes to bury thirstyness, not to increase it. It also uses simple syrup, which you should always make and have around, to add a touch of sweet./p
pemIce cubesbr1-1/2 ounces gin (a href="http://www.drinksoundspirits.com/" target="_blank"Sound Spirits /aEbb+Flow gin goes well here)br3/4 ounce Punt e’ Mesbr1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juicebr1/4 ounce Simple SyrupbrChilled club soda/embrbr1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Add the gin, Punt e’ Mes, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.br2. Fill a highball glass three-quarters full with ice cubes. Strain the mixture over the ice and into the glass.br3. Fill the glass almost to the rim with club soda. Stir briefly./p