Thursday, September 13, 2018

Netflix and Sip - Best Binge-Worthy Cocktails

Some weekends call for fuzzy socks, cozy comforters and Netflix binging – but there’s no need to keep it “dry”.  To help your readers add a fun, boozy twist! Here is a round-up of various cocktail recipes in-theme with the current must-stream shows.

Happy binging!  


Show: The Crown | Cocktail: High Tea

Give your Netflix binge a British touch with an elevated teatime experience. The Crown is amazing! I have watched every episode and can't wait for the new season. This is created by Seaspice’s Attila Kocsis, this posh cocktail uses Earl Grey tea, cardamom infused Bombay Gin, simple syrup and lemon juice to create a smoothly refreshing zing – pinky lifting optional.

Ingredients:
  • Infuse Bombay Gin with Earl Grey Tea leaves and cardamom
  • 1.5 oz infused Gin
  • .75 oz of simple syrup 
  • .5 oz of fresh lemon juice 

Method:
  • Pour all ingredients in a tin.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Pour in a cardamom -brown sugar rimmed martini glass garnished with a lemon twist.


Show: Santa Clarita Diet | Cocktail: Serial Drinker

Much like Sheila’s hunger for blood, Ron Barceló’s Serial Drinker will leave your taste buds craving more. Another great show that will leave you shocked and laughing at the same time! No blood needed, just combine Ron Barceló Añejo infused with Cheerios, honey syrup and chocolate bitters to keep the thirst at bay.

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz Cheerio Infused Ron Barceló Gran Añejo
  • 1/4 honey syrup 
  • 2 Dashes of Chocolate Bitters
  • Served in Coupe Glass

Method:
  • Pour the bottle of rum out on a container and add 2 cups of Cheerios. Let it sit for 1 day and strain back into the bottle.
  • Pour 2 oz of cheerio infused Ron Barceló Gran Añejo, 1/4 honey syrup and 2 dashes of chocolate bitters in a shaker. Shake vigorously and strain in a coupe glass. 
  • Garnish with dry cheerios skewer.


Show: Better Call Saul | Cocktail: Stormy Daze

Follow Saul and his gang as they deal with drug trafficking, schemes, and all around illegality with a strong, smooth sip on hand. This is a show I have been wanting to watch, just haven't yet. Whip up Ron Barceló’s Stormy Daze, which takes the taste buds in a whirlwind adventure, featuring a combination of Ron Barceló Añejo, lime juice and ginger beer resulting in a fresh and zingy finish.

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz Barceló Añejo
  •  .5 lime juice
  • Top off with ginger beer and garnish
  • Served in Collins Glass

Method:
  • Add all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously.
  • Pour over crushed ice. 
  • Garnish with a lime wheel


Show: Money Heist | Cocktail: Blackberry "Tea-Pea"

Created by Darwish Iregui, bar director at Miami's cocktail lounge No. 3 Social, the cocktail features sweet-meets-tarte notes as it infuses blackberries with Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Butterfly Pea Tea, lime juice, simple syrup, and aquafaba. The perfect cocktail for some of the action-packed bittersweet scenes on Money Heist.  

Ingredients:
  • 4 Blackberries
  • 1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 oz. St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz. Butterfly Pea Tea
  • 0.5 oz. Lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Simple syrup
  • 0.75 oz. Aquafaba or egg whites (for foam)

Instructions: 
  • Muddle blackberries and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Dry shake and pour into a coupe.
  • Garnish with a dehydrated butterfly pea flower.


Show: Once Upon a Time | Cocktail: The Myth

To aid your binging of an enchanting series, Pao by Paul Qui – a restaurant known for its whimsical unicorn theme – shares its recipe for The Myth, a cocktail which fittingly comes out in a unicorn-shaped copper vessel at the restaurant. The majestic drink is made with Absolut Elyx, cherry heering, coco lopez, pineapple juice, ginger syrup, and lemon, topped with some club soda. Once Upon a Time is a great show that will introduce you to all your favorite characters in a whole new way. 

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz Absolut Elyx
  • .5 oz Cherry Heering
  • .5 oz Coco Lopez
  • .5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • .5 oz Ginger Syrup
  • .75 oz Lemon

Instructions:
  • Build in a shaking tin and add one large scoop of crushed or pebble ice.
  • Whip shake back and forth.
  • Pour into Absolut Elyx Copper Unicorn and top with 2 oz of Club Soda.
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