Another pic from New Year’s Day:
Pictured above is my Scarlet Witch cocktail.
This drink has been going over really well.
I’ve sold it to a few different people who were debating between wine or a Cosmo or Vodka/Cran.
It’s a nice little twist on those flavors — with Ramazzotti, Chambord & Cabernet lending extra dimensions to the taste:
This is a follow-up to the photo I posted last Wednesday, which showed two drinks, a candle and a Scarlet Witch comic.
The next day I was inspired to create a Scarlet Witch cocktail, and this is what I came up with:
The Scarlet Witch Cocktail:
The instructions for preparation are included below, copied from the post I made on my BarNotes page!
This drink was a surprise stroke of genius that came as a result of a little back-and-forth with a customer.
Most times, as a bartender, I’ve got a couple different drinks on my mind in case anyone wants something but doesn’t know what they want. When someone wants me to pick for them and surprise them with something, I’ll still work with ’em to either direct ’em to a classic or one of the slate of drinks I’m holding onto in my brain — I’ll ask a couple of questions and try to read ’em and make sure they get a drink they’re going to like.
Then there are those moments when a little back-and-forth banter leads to a collaboration you would’ve never thought of on your own — which happened to me Tuesday night.
I’d served a friend a Manhattan after his dinner and then we were discussing where to go next. The idea of rum was raised and the possibility of a banana daiquiri was discussed, but then I brought up the Revolver.
The Revolver is a bourbon drink with coffee liqueur and orange bitters. It’s a simple three-ingredient cocktail, but it’s surprisingly easy for essentially being all booze.
And as I explained all this, my friend nodded in agreement and then said something like: “Yes, but banana.”
So, into the drink went banana rum — which definitely made a sort of sense. I mean, the coffee liqueur we were using in the drink was Kahlua, which is a rum-based coffee liqueur that tastes like vanilla.
And so it was settled and we made the following, a Revolver with all the typical ingredients of the traditional drink plus banana rum — making it a Banana Gun:
•2 oz Woodford Reserve
•.75 oz Kahlua
•.75 oz banana rum
•2 dashes orange bitters
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— Read here about the Revolver.
— Liquor.com’s page about the cocktail.
The Sunset Rubdown:
About This Cocktail
A Campari drink with rum and citrus:
- 1/2 oz Campari
- 1/2 oz cognac
- 1/2 oz coconut rum
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Did I Leave The Straightener Plugged In!?
•1/2 oz cognac
•1/2 oz Grand Marnier
•1 oz Bombay Sapphire
•1/2 oz lemon juice
•1/2 oz lime juice
•1/2 oz falernum
•Splash simple syrup
•Splash orange juice
•Orange wedge garnish
•1 oz Knob Creek
•.5 oz Campari
•.5 oz Dark Rum
•.5 oz lemon juice
•.5 oz falernum
•.5 oz simple syrup
•.5 oz strawberry syrup
•6 mint leaves
•Orange wedge garnish
My name in lights… Sort of: