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Wedding Cocktails

last week i had the honor of creating two cocktails for a friend’s wedding. one representing the bride, and one the groom:

The Sea Cucumber

  • 1½ oz vodka
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • ½ oz grenadine
  • ¼ oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • muddled cucumber
  • rhubarb bitters

thoroughly muddle several thick slices of cucumber in the vodka. strain into your shaker. add the rest of the ingredients. garnish with a cuke slab.

Smokey & the Bandit (the groom has some deeply bromantic feelings for burt reynolds):

  • 1½ oz bourbon
  • ½ oz mezcal
  • ½ oz maple syrup
  • ¼ oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • black walnut bitters
  • peaty single malt rinse
  • candied ginger chunk garnish

rinse the inside of a chilled cocktail glass with a peaty single malt whisky like ardbeg, laphroaig, or bowmore. shake ingredients over ice, strain into the peat-rinsed glass, and plop a chunk of candied ginger in there.