Category Archive: Cocktail Corner

  1. Cocktail Corner | Social Medicine

    Cammie Buehler | April 11, 2014

    Our friends at eatdrinkTC  wrote a feature on our friend and beloved Epicure team member Mickey Humpula. Head on over to their blog to catch up on the latest happenings in the Traverse City food scene. Read the post as part of our Cocktail Corner series:

    Mickey Humpula is a bartender at Low Bar in Traverse City and is one of the creative minds behind their custom cocktail menu. He’s led a colorful life that includes 5 years in an ice factory. In addition to tending bar, he’s worked as a farmer, baker, cook and caterer. Mickey rides his bike a lot and dreams of homesteading.

    Mickey and the completed "Social Medicine"

    Mickey and the completed “Social Medicine”

    Mickey named this cocktail “Social Medicine” and prescribes it for increasing sociability and false courage. Find him and his cocktails tonight at Low Bar!

    Social Medicine

    2 slices of lemon
    1 oz Art in the Age of Root
    .75 oz brown sugar simple syrup
    1.5 oz Sparkle Donkey Tequila
    .5 oz Pimms
    6-7 drops house bitters
    6 ice cubes
    4.5 ounces soda water

    Muddle lemons in tumbler. Add all ingredients except for the soda water and shake for ten seconds. Add soda water to tumbler, lightly stir, gently pour into a zombie glass and serve.

     Reposted with permission  from eatdrinkTC. See the original post here. 

  2. Cocktail Corner | Celery Gin Sour

    jen | July 22, 2013

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    Celery Gin Sour Celery is the redheaded stepchild of the cocktail world. It has none of the glamor of exotic fruits, nor the great p.r. that cucumbers have been enjoying. It is, however, really refreshing and complements Gin beautifully. Also, I had about a bushel of it in my garden that needed to come out to make way for summer crops. So, behold, the Celery Gin Sour!

    To make one cocktail………

    1 oz. celery juice

    juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1/2 oz.)

    1 and 1/2 oz. gin

    1 oz. simple syrup (2 parts sugar to one part water. simmer until sugar is dissolved)

    mint sprig for flair

    First, you are going to need to juice some celery. You can use a juicer if you have one, or just throw a couple of de-stringed ribs in a blender with a splash of water. Put the celery juice in a shaker and add the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Shake that mother up. Pour over ice and garnish with a mint sprig if you are extra fancy. Enjoy!

     

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  3. Cocktail Corner| Meyer Lemon Gin Fizz

    Cammie Buehler | May 17, 2013

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    Meyer Lemon Gin Fizz

    1.5 oz. gin

    1 oz meyer lemon

    1/4 oz. simple syrup

    1 egg white

    soda water

    Add all ingredients except for soda water to a cocktail shaker. Shake like hell for 1 minute. Add ice to shaker and shake like crazy for about 1 minute more. It should be nice and frothy. Pour into a glass and top with a splash of soda water.

  4. Introducing: Cocktail Corner!

    Cammie Buehler | May 7, 2013

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    As I mentioned in my first post, we will be doing a fair amount of collaborating and tapping into the talent of our amazing friends and family. This is the face of the voice behind the Craft Cocktail Corner. Jen loves her some craft cocktails. She is my big sister and she lives far far away in the land of stupendous food and drink (Portland). This is bad because I wish she lived closer so we could have more face time and share these cocktails together more often (because I, too, love a tasty cocktail). It is also good because I basically have an outpost in a great food city on the west coast whenever I can tear myself away from catering-type duties.

    In her professional life, Jen is a home decor seamstress. You can read more about her and her work here. All that sewing can make a girl thirsty so mixing up whoop-ass cocktails of the utmost deliciousness can be a creative way to wind down from the daily grind. Look for Jen’s craft cocktail posts about once a month, or whenever the mood strikes her.

    Cheers!

    PS Jen is also a completely bad-ass crafter and is always working on a cool project. From time to time, we will share these as well if they cross over to entertaining. Enjoy!

  5. Cocktail Corner | Honey Thai Basil Vodka Collins

    Cammie Buehler |

    Honey Thai Basil Vodka Collins

    Honey Thai Basil Vodka Collins

    1.5 oz. vodka

    couple of leaves of Thai Basil

    1 oz. lime juice

    honey

    Mix 1 Tablespoon of honey with about 2 Tbs. of boiling water to make a honey simple syrup. Chiffonade the Thai Basil. Put the vodka, lime juice, thai basil, and simple syrup in a shaker with some ice. Do your thing with the shaker for about a minute. Pour into a glass, garnish with a lime wheel and proceed to have an amazing time.

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  6. Cocktail Corner | Celery Gin Sour

    Cammie Buehler | May 6, 2013

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    Celery Gin Sour

    Celery is the redheaded stepchild of the cocktail world. It has none of the glamor of exotic fruits, nor the great p.r. that cucumbers have been enjoying. It is, however, really refreshing and complements Gin
    beautifully. Also, I had about a bushel of it in my garden that needed to come out to make way for summer crops. So, behold, the Celery Gin Sour!

    To make one cocktail………
    1 oz. celery juice
    juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1/2 oz.)
    1 and 1/2 oz. gin
    1 oz. simple syrup (2 parts sugar to one part water. simmer until
    sugar is dissolved)
    mint sprig for flair

    First, you are going to need to juice some celery. You can use a juicer if you have one, or just throw a couple of de-stringed ribs in a blender with a splash of water. Put the celery juice in a shaker and add the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Shake that mother up. Pour over ice and garnish with a mint sprig if you are extra fancy. Enjoy!

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  7. Cocktail Corner | Ruby Red Paloma

    Cammie Buehler | May 5, 2013

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    Ruby Red Paloma

    1.5 oz. tequila

    3 oz ruby red grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed!)

    salt for the glass rim (I use pink flake salt)

    soda water

    Wet the rim of the glass and roll it in a bit of flake salt until you have a fully salted rim. Mix together tequila and grapefruit juice and pour over ice in your glass. Add a splash of soda and Viola! Delicious cocktail. You are welcome.

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