From shaking countless cocktails and hauling boxes of booze to standing for 10 hours or more at a stretch, a bar shift often feels like an intense workout. And it can also leave bartenders with little time or motivation for a real one.“I grew up in a military household, so athleticism and taking care of yourself were priorities,” says Mercedes O’Brien, the cocktail director at Atlanta’s Cold Beer.
Maybe on his deathbed my father will let me know where his cloudberry patch is located, laments Emil Emil Åreng, the general manager ofOpen/Closed bar in Umeå in the north of Sweden. Apparently Swedes are super possessive of their cloudberry sources, and many aren’t even swayed to share them when their kids open a cutting-edge drinks outpost.
About Naked GrouseDistillery Location:ScotlandNaked Grouse Essential FactsWhisky at its most uncomplicated. Convention said that blended malt got its flavour from bourbon casks, used again and again. This got us thinking... What if instead, we used first fill sherry casks to add another layer of rich and fruity flavour to our malts?
This fall-forward combination of pear brandy, applejack and sherry is versatile enough to be served cold or as a warm Toddy.1 1/2 oz Laird’s Applejack1/2 oz Amontillado sherry1/4 oz Clear Creek Pear Brandy1/2 oz Maple syrup3 dashes Apple bittersGarnish: Dehydrated pear crispAdd all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.
Try this drink named for the black cloaks worn by Dominican friars.1 1/2 oz Plymouth gin1 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Pineau des Charentes Selection1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino LiqueurGarnish: Lemon twistAdd all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.Stir, and strain into a small wine or cocktail glass.