Drink Recipes Ep 007

This week, DC and Avery selected drinks that reflected our individual excerpts. Avery chose a mournful, herbaceous twist on the classic Last Word cocktail, while DC did a riff on an old-fashioned.

Matcha Elderflower Last Word
  • ¾ ounce gin
  • ¾ ounce green chartreuse Liqueur
  • ¾ ounce ​maraschino liqueur
  • ¼ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  1. Mix all in a shaker with ice
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a coupe glass or Nick and Nora glass
Greatest CEO In The World
  • 1½  ounce Lagavulin 16 Year Scotch
  • 1½ ounce Avery’s Magical Maple Cherry w/ Cinnamon shrubs
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 peel of lemon
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 wedge of orange
  • 1 splash club soda
  1. Drip 3 dashes of Angostura bitters on a sugar cube, in a glass
  2. Put a thin wedge of orange, a lemon peel, and a maraschino cherry in the bottom of glass, and muddle the fruit.
  3. Pour Lagavulin on muddled fruit.
  4. Pour in Cherry shrubs.
  5. Put a handful of ice in a whiskey glass, stir, and finish with a dash of club soda.

Maple-Cherry Shrub Recipe:

  • 1½ cups dark sweet cherries (frozen ok)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup red wine vinegar
  1. Mix cherries, cinnamon, maple syrup, and sugar in a glass bowl or tupperware container and cover. Leave in refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days, checking and stirring once a day, until the sugar has pulled the juice from the cherries and there’s a good amount of liquid.
  2. Strain juice through a mesh strainer and remove cherries. (These can be pureed into a jam for toast and will last at least a few days in the fridge, if you’d like to save them.)
  3. Add vinegar to the juice and stir well. There may still be some stray sugar granules at this stage, but these will dissolve eventually.
  4. Pour into a sterilized glass bottle or jar and refrigerate. Will keep for 3-4 months if refrigerated. The flavor will change slightly for about the first week, but then will stabilize.

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