FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAILS: Fifty Two Drinks to Welcome Your Weekend by A.J. Dean
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What’s better than pumpkin pie? How about a boozy pumpkin pie in a glass. Thanksgiving leftovers, anyone?
GLASS: Martini GARNISH: Cinnamon Stick
2 oz/60 ml vodka
1 oz/30 ml dark rum
2 Tbsp pumpkin purée
1 oz/30 ml maple syrup
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of pumpkin pie spice
½ oz/15 ml half-and-half
Cinnamon stick, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, rum, pumpkin purée, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and half-and-half. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cinnamon sick.
PenicillinCreated in 2005 by an Australian bartender named Sam Ross, this drink will almost make you want to get sick more often. The addition of the single malt ﬂoating on top adds a smoky aroma before you taste the sweet, tart cocktail.
2 oz/60 ml blended Scotch whiskey
¾ oz/22 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
¾ oz/22 ml Ginger-Honey Syrup
¼ oz/7 ml single malt Scotch
Candied ginger, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, add the blended Scotch, lemon juice, and Ginger-Honey Syrup. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice and top with the single malt Scotch. Garnish with pieces of candied ginger.
1 oz/30 ml Campari
1 oz/30 ml sweet vermouth
1 oz/30 ml prosecco or sparkling wine
Orange peel, for garnish
Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the Campari and vermouth and stir to mix. Top with the prosecco — the Campari and vermouth will still be “settled” at the bottom. Garnish with an orange peel and serve with a cocktail straw.
CLASSIC NEGRONI. In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine 1 oz (30 ml) gin, 1 oz (30 ml) Campari, and 1 oz (30 ml) sweet vermouth. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange peel.
2 oz/60 ml vodka
½ oz/15 ml coffee liqueur
¼ oz/7 ml simple syrup
1 oz/30 ml espresso, freshly brewed
Coffee beans, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, coffee liqueur, simple syrup, and espresso. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans ﬂoated on the top.