Gigi Head Bartender Mike Rosario put a lot of thought and care into this week’s featured cocktail. It’s our refreshing salute to the many hard-working Hudson Valley Father’s that maintain their yards, gardens, and properties on top of tending to their demanding professional schedules. PA’S MULESHINE is the perfect libation for any day, but it’s a particular ‘cin cin’ to dear ol’ Dad.
Makes 1 serving
2 oz Moonshine
1 oz fresh ginger beer
¾ oz fresh lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup
Lime slices for garnish
In a shake filled three quarters with ice, combine the Moonshine, ginger beer, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously. Strain into an ice filled mason jar with 3 to 4 lime slices.
Whiskey Seduction:This sensuous cocktail brings a little extra warmth to the Valentine’s Day spirit. It is just slightly sweetened by the Chambord, but is truly a cocktail that can be enjoyed by all.
2 oz Bulleit Rye
¾ oz Cotes Du Rhone
½ oz Black Raspberry Liqueur (Chambord)
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Lemon Twist for Garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 with ice. Add the Bulleit, Cotes du Rhone, Chambord, and lemon juice. Vigorously shake, then strain into an ice filled glass (or serve in chilled martini glass ‘up’). Garnish with the lemon twist and enjoy immediately.
Gigi’s Amore Cocktail
Amore:Bubbles and roses, what says “Amore” better?
4 ounces Prosecco
1 ounce blood orange juice
2 to 3 drops rosewater*
Garnish with dried rose petals*
*Available in most gourmet and health food stores.
In a Champagne flute, combine the Prosecco and blood orange juice. Add a couple of drops of rosewater and garnish with dried rose petals.
We’ll be featuring them throughout the holiday weekend at Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck. As of this posting, reservations are still available. To see our full menu specials, click here: http://goo.gl/srHXGm.
Excited by the flavors of fall, Gigi Trattoria Bartender Extrodinaire Lisa Butenhoff put together the Autumnal Moon. She first prepares a ginger-Crown Maple simple syrup that has a sweet and spice harmony. Dutch Spirits Sugar Wash Moonshine provides that ‘kick’ that balances all.
2 oz Dutch’s Spirits Sugar Wash Moonshine
1 oz House made Crown Maple Ginger Syrup*
1 tablespoon rum soaked cranberries
*To prepare Crown Maple Ginger Syrup, combine equal parts of brown sugar (1/2 cup), water (1/2 cup) and Crown Maple Syrup (1/4 cup) with 2 ounces of sliced ginger root. Bring to a low boil, then turn off heat and let steep for 1 hour. Strain and cool. Makes about 1 cup (16 oz).
Combine cranberries and syrup in a shaker and muddle. Add the ice and Dutch Spirits Sugar Wash Moonshine. Shake vigorously. Layer bottom of rocks glass with cranberries topped with ice and strain. Enjoy immediately.