Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Makin’ Groceries with Rouses and NOWFE

Makin' Groceries!

This past week I had the pleasure of taking a group a folks from the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience shopping at my favorite store to makes some fresh seasonal cocktails on the fly!

Here is what we made:

Shopping List:
Angels and Cowboys 2014 Rose
Sazerac Rye
Oriza Vodka
Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur
Gingerroo - Old New Orleans Rum
Cocktail and Sons Honeysuckle Peppercorn syrup
Cocktail and Sons Mint and verbena
Fentimens Tonic Water
Q Club soda
Bittermen’s Burlesque bitters
Bittermen’s Tiki bitters

Rouses Rooftop Basil
Rouses Rooftop Mint
Rouses Rooftop Thyme
Small nectarines
Meyer lemons
Mississippi blueberries

Honeysuckle Tonics
2 oz Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
3-4 blueberries
wheel of lime
1/2 - 1 tsp of Cocktail and Sons Honeysuckle PinkPeppercorn syrup
5 drops of Bittermen’s Tiki Bitters
Top with Fentimen’s Tonic water or Q club soda
Garnish: fresh basil

Muddle berries, lime wheel, syrup and bitters in the bottom of a glass.  add vodka and tonic or club soda.  Stir to incorporate all ingredients and garnish with a sprig of fresh slapped basil.

Rye Thyme Juleps
2 oz Sazerac Rye
1/2 - 1 tsp of Cocktail and Sons Mint Verbena syrup
lots of fresh thyme
Muddle a few sprigs of thyme in the bottom of a glass with syrup.  Add rye whiskey and crushed ice and stir.  Garnish with fresh thyme.

Watermelon Rose Sangria
One large watermelon
2 bottles of Rose
Meyer lemon
(more assorted fresh seasonal fruit here is encouraged! even Jalapeño peppers give it a nice green spice!)
Fresh mint
Oriza Vodka
Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur
3 droppers full of Bittermen’s Burlesque bitters

Hollow out watermelon and reserves shell for punch bowl.  Puree watermelon meat and strain to extract juice.  Cut chunks of assorted fruit and citrus wheels to soak in the sangria.  In a large bowl, pitcher, or the watermelon shell, mix together 2 bottles of Rose, and 1/2 a bottle each of vodka and Satsuma or orange liqueur and the bitters.  Top with club soda and ice.  Garnish with fresh mint.

Low-Alcohol or No-Alcohol Cooler
2 oz Watermelon juice
Top with Gingeroo or ginger beer for zero alcohol
3-4 drops of Bittermen’s Burlesque Bitters
Garnish with lemon wheel and fresh sprig of mint.

Build over rocks in a tall glass.

1 comment:

Bill Covitz said...

Best shopping list ever!!!! Who is cooler than you??!!