Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Cocktails 2012, WCYC

The first installment of the summer cocktail list debuts at the Walnut Creek Yacht Club THIS Tuesday evening!  Here's the list:

a light, pre-meal tipple to stimulate the appetite

First Wave
carpano antica vermouth, house orange bitters, seltzer water. served tall over ice with a slice of orange

Summer Mixology
from farmers market to cocktail glass

Southern Courage
buffalo trace bourbon, rothman & winters orchard apricot liqueur, house-made peach syrup, fresh lemon juice, jerry thomas decanter bitters, blue star american wheat ale.  served tall over ice

aalborg akvavit, russian standard vodka, fresh celery juice, fresh lemon juice, house-made dill syrup, pepper/toasted fennel seed/sea salt rim.  served "up"  

The Sgt. Pepper
st. george botanivore gin, house-made strawberry/black peppercorn syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg white, grapefruit oil.  served "up"

The Venerables
our tribute to the classics 

Opera Cocktail  circa 1933; savoy cocktail book
citadelle gin, dubonnet rouge, luxardo maraschino liqueur, orange bitters, served "up" 

Pan American Clipper  circa 1939; the gentleman's companion
chateau de breuil calvados, house-made pomegranate grenadine, kubler absinthe, baked apple bitters, fresh lime juice.  served "up"

Sailor's Choice
rum, rhum agricole, cachaça, pisco 

Drakes Passage
novo fogo aged cachaca, lemon hart 151 rum, house-made toasted coconut cream and roasted pineapple syrup, fresh lime and orange juices, tiki bitters, fresh nutmeg.  served tall over ice in a hurricane glass

pampero anniverario rum, house-made spiced rhubarb syrup, fresh lime juice, fresh mint, angostura bitters, graham beck brut sparkling wine.  served in a champagne flute

batiste rhum blanc, pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, house-made ginger syrup, fresh muddled cilantro and serrano chile.  served "up"

Chicha Morada Cocktail
oro pisco quebranta, green chartreuse, fresh lime juice, house-made chicha morada syrup (peruvian purple corn, pineapple, apple, cinnamon, sugar), egg white.  served "up"

House Favorites
some favorites over the years

Mai Tai Circa 1944
appleton v/x rum, el dorado spiced rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, fresh lime juice.  served short over crushed ice

beefeater gin or wodka vodka, fresh lime juice, fresh mint, house-made ginger syrup.  served "up"

Ciello Rosso
skyy citrus vodka, campari, fresh ruby red grapefruit and lemon juices, fresh basil.  served "up"

The Rum Flight
three 3/4 ounce pours with tasting mat/tasting notes:
st james hors d'age - martinique
ron abuelo 7 yr - panama
atlantico private cask - dominican republic

Traditional Absinthe Service
st george absinthe verte - alameda, ca
kubler - switzerland
ask for more details

Barrel Aged Cocktails
Red Hook - rye whiskey, punt e mes, luxardo maraschino, orange bitters (SOLD OUT!)
Rosita - silver tequila, dolin dry and sweet vermouth, campari, grapefruit bitters
Caribbean Shuffle - jamaican rums, amontillado sherry, velvet falernum, tiki bitters (ALMOST SOLD OUT!)
aged 3 months in oak barrels; ask for more details

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