A Colorado-Inspired Holiday Cocktail
Have a cup of cheer with this festive recipe
The holidays aren’t complete without a festive cocktail, and our friends at Spirit Hound Distillers have shared a recipe for its London Fog gin-inspired cocktail, created by resident mixologist Amanda Englehorn.
The barrel-finished gin cocktail is dairy-free and a perfect pairing for cold weather and holiday festivities.
Colorado-made Spirit Hound Distillers’ gin starts with freshly-picked juniper berries that come from the banks of the St. Vrain River in Lyons, Colo. The gin is aged in new, charred White American Oak barrels for six months, creating a beautiful interplay between spices and oak.
Enjoy a delicious, Colorado-inspired cocktail with friends and family this holiday season!
Served in an Old Fashioned Glass
1-1/2 oz Spirit Hound Distillers’ barrel-finished gin
1/2 oz tart cherry simple syrup
3/4 oz Earl Grey simple Sryup
2 oz Oat Milk
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Add gin, tart cherry syrup, and Early Grey to a shaker; add ice and shake. Pour contents of shaker in an Old Fashioned glass, leaving room for the Oat Milk (leave some ice behind in the shaker, if necessary, by straining out the last of the liquid into the glass). Top with Oat Milk, and top with expressed lemon twist, rubbing around the rim of the glass.
Tart cherry simple syrup:
Make infusion – Roughly chop 4.25 oz dried tart unsweetened cherries and place in infusion jar with one bottle vodka. Infuse for one week. Strain out cherries. Make syrup – Using a simple syrup (dissolved 1 cup sugar in 1 cup hot water, cooled), mix 1 cup syrup & 1 cup cherry infusion.
Earl Grey simple syrup:
Pour 2 cups boiling water over 4 Earl Grey tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in 2 cups of sugar until dissolved. Chill.