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Customer Appreciation Post — Irish Handcuffs

I appreciate it when people appreciate the drinks I make for them, especially when they post about ’em on social media:

  
Both of those drinks are the same thing — a variation on the French 75 with Absolut Peach in place of gin, as well as a little peach liqueur to balance the brut champagne.

Later I made a “grilled” peach version of this drink with a smoked sugar simple syrup and a Laphroiag rinse.

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Veracruz Bloody Mary

I figured I’d share this recipe I came up with for a funky little Bloody Mary, as the contest I’d submitted it to is now over.

A few months back there was an open call for Bloody Mary recipes for the Food Network’s NYC Wine & Food Festival.

I put together a recipe and photographed it at the bar where I work (with the help of our chef, Julie Scheira) and this is what we came up with:

VERACRUZ BLOODY MARY
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Ingredients
•1 part ABSOLUT Limon
•1 part ABSOLUT Cilantro
•4 parts Bloody Mary mix
•1 garnish cocktail shrimp
•1 garnish horseradish pickle
•1 garnish cocktail onion
•1 garnish cocktail olive
•1 garnish andouille sausage
•1 garnish seasoned popcorn
•1 garnish cilantro
•2 dashes Worcestershire
•2 dashes celery bitters
•2 dashes Tapatio hot sauce
•1 dash seasoning salt
•1 splash beer
•1/2 part lime juice

Preparation
To make the Veracruz Bloody Mary, start by filling a pint glass with ice. Then pour in the vodkas followed by all the other ingredients, but not the beer or garnishes!

Next, roll the contents of the glass into a mixing tin and then back into the glass.

Finish by topping with a splash of beer and then assemble the garnishes!

For garnishes we like a shrimp and a horseradish pickle as well as our house-seasoned popcorn and skewers of alternating onions, olives and andouille sausage.

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National Iced Tea Day

A photo from National Iced Tea Day last week:

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National Iced Tea Day was June 10. We just got Firefly Sweet Tea at my bar. We’ve had Absolut Wild Tea for a while, but now we’ve got this second flavor to cover both ends of how people like their tea to taste. Firefly is very, very sweet. Both were mixed with unsweetened iced tea in the picture above and garnished with a lemon wheel.

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