Friday Night Cocktails: Burgers

Barrel Aged La Rosita
The Negroni and Boulevardier are our go to cocktails to barrel age. This spec adds a Mexican flair to our old standbys.
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Aged Eggnog
Celebrate the holidays with this creamy and delicious tradition. Aging for 2 weeks to 2 months creates a depth and complexity to this holiday classic.
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Aged Eggnog
Limoncello
Sweet and delicious lemon liqueur.
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Friday Night Cocktails: Giving Thanks

Barrel Aged La Rosita
The Negroni and Boulevardier are our go to cocktails to barrel age. This spec adds a Mexican flair to our old standbys.
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Apple Cider Sangria
This Autumn twist to a Summer Classic is a perfect paring with your Thanksgiving feast.
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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

This Autumn twist to a Summer Classic is a perfect paring with your Thanksgiving feast.
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Course Drinks
Servings 64 oz

Equipment

  • 2 Quart Glass Pitcher
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Wine Glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 750 ml Pinot Grigio
  • Cups Fresh Apple Cider
  • ½ Cup Ginger Brandy substitute unflavored brandy if you prefer
  • 3 Honey Crisp Apples chopped or sliced thin
  • 3 Pears chopped or sliced thin
  • 1 Cup Club Soda
  • 1 Honey Crisp Apple to slice for Garnish

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients together and stir. Refrigerate for an hour or more before serving. Note: If serving the following day, combine first five ingredients and refrigerate. Add club soda an hour before serving.

Serving

  • Pour into a chilled wine glass
  • Garnish with apple slice
Keyword apple cider, sangria, thanksgiving
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Barrel Aged La Rosita

Barrel Aged La Rosita

Shannon Freise
The Negroni and Boulevardier are our go to cocktails to barrel age. This spec adds a Mexican flair to our old standbys.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 Liter

Equipment

  • 1 Liter Cured Oak Barrel
  • 1 Liter Pitcher
  • Bar Spoon
  • Funnel
  • Mixing Glass
  • Strainer
  • Old Fashioned Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz Reposado Tequila 100 proof if available
  • 5 oz Campari
  • 5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters To be added when serving the cocktail
  • 1 Orange or Lemon Swath To be added when serving the cocktail

Instructions
 

Cure the Barrel

  • This step is required if you are using the barrel for the first time. Rinse out the barrel three or four times to get any loose charred wood debris out.
  • Insert the spigot on the front of the barrel.
  • Fill the barrel full of HOT water and insert bung. Set the barrel on the stand with the spigot end up while curing. Keep it full of water for 5-7 days. Most barrels will leak when you first fill them, so you will want to place it on a tray. If the barrel is still leaking after 7 days you will need to apply some barrel wax.
  • Do not leave water in barrel for more than 14 days or mold may develop.
  • When not aging a cocktail. Always store your barrel with water and crushed campden tablet to prevent mold.

Aging you Cocktail

  • This spec is for 1 liter of cocktail. If you have a larger barrel multiple by the size of the barrel. For example, multiply by 2 for a 2 liter barrel.
  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a pitcher. Do not add bitters during the aging process, as the bitter will overpower during the aging process. Stir ingredients and then use the funnel to transfer to the empty cured barrel. You can age the cocktail for a few days or a few weeks, it depends on how you like the flavor. A brand new barrel will age faster. Taste the cocktail every couple of days determine when it is done. Transfer to a bottle when the aging process is complete.

Serving Cocktail

  • Pour 3 oz of cocktail over ice and stir until chilled. Strain into an old fashioned glass over cubed iced. Garnish with an orange or lemon swath.
Keyword Barrel Aged, Campari, Cask Aged, tequila
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Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoked Chicken Wings

Tested Recipe from Cook's Country. I am posting the link to the recipe as it provides more information. https://www.cookscountry.com/recipes/11597-smoked-chicken-wings
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Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Keyword Chicken Wings
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