Category Archives: Skott Reader

The Masked Bandit

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The Gripping Conclusion

  • 2 oz irish whisky (please don’t use jameson or bushmills. you’re better than that)
  • absinthe rinse
  • ¼ oz real grenadine
  • creole bitters
  • big lemon rind

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The Ruby Slipper

cocktail, port, whiskey

the ruby slipper cocktail

  • fresh ginger root, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 oz high west silver oat whiskey
  • 1½ oz tawny port
  • clear creek douglas fir eau de vie rinse
  • 1/4 oz real grenadine
  • angostura bitters
  • ginger slice

rinse the inside of the glass with the douglas fir eau de vie. muddle the ginger in the oat whiskey using ½ inch cubes, sieve into shaker with the rest of the ingredients.


Garden Cocktails

here are the two cocktails i created for the Wildflower Craft Cocktail and Twilight Tour at the San Francisco Botanical Garden last week.

1. zenzerosa

    • muddled ginger
    • 1½ oz bourbon
    • 1 oz japanese plum wine
    • ½ oz cocchi americano
    • creole bitters & peach bitters

garnish with a chunk of candied ginger.

2. wiggy #2

  • muddled rosemary (muddle quickly in the whiskey and sieve into your shaker so as to the release a bit of the oil without adding too much chlorophyll)
  • 1½ oz pear liqueur
  • 1 oz high west silver oat whiskey
  • ¼ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp syrup
  • lemon bitters

garnish with a small sprig of rosemary.


Wildflower Craft Cocktail and Twilight Tour at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

hey, bay area people, cocktail lovers and botanigeeks; i’ll be creating & serving a couple of cocktails using garden-sourced ingredients at the San Francisco Botanical Garden on April 18th at 7PM. it should be a nice evening so buy your tickets now as they’re selling a very limited number. hope to see you there.

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Sotol Cocktail #15

  • 2 oz sotol
  • ¼ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¼ oz ginger syrup
  • orange bitters