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Betsy Ross

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Betsy Ross

2 ounces Brandy

1-1/2 ounce Tawny Port

1/2 teaspoon Cointreau

Place all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir or shake according to preference until well chilled. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.Cheri Loughlin Photography - Cocktail Development & Photography Services

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Chili Infused Tequila & the Chili Margarita

Chili Margarita - Cheri Loughlin Cocktail Development & Photography ServicesJalepeno / Chili Infused Tequila – created by Cheri Loughlin

1 – 750ml Bottle Silver Tequila

3 to 6 Jalepenos or Chili Pepper of Choice

Rinse and dry peppers. Place a small slit two-thirds the length of each pepper on two sides of the pepper. Place peppers in wide mouth jar. Fill with tequila, saving original bottle for reuse once infusion is complete. Seal. Swirl liquid. Place in cool, dark space for 2 to 4 weeks. Swirl liquid every few days. Taste during infusion process for desired heat. Once desired heat has been achieved, strain tequila back into original tequila bottle.

Chili Margarita – created by Cheri Loughlin

2 ounces Chili Infused Tequila

1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Agave Nectar

1/2 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

Salt

Rim glass with lime. Dip into salt. Set aside. Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.Cheri Loughlin Photography - Cocktail Development & Photography Services

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Quintessential Martini

Quintessential Tequila Martini is a variation on the Maestro Martini without any spirit waste. – photo and recipe adaption by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Quintessential Tequila Martini is a variation on the Maestro Martini without any spirit waste. – photo and recipe adaption by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The Maestro Martini is said to be the smoothest Tequila Martini ever. Opinion or honest to goodness cocktail fact, I couldn’t say for sure. What could be said is the Maestro Martini originates with Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila in partnership with the luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially. The tequila blends Extra-Anejo, Anejo and Reposado Tequilas together for an extremely smooth taste experience. And the tequila is perfectly clear.

Maestro Martini

The Maestro Martini uses 3 ounces Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila, 1 ounce Cointreau Noir. Place ice in martini shaker. Add Cointreau Noir to coat the ice. Strain off Cointreau Noir. (Save it to drink separately if you like, but don’t put it in your chilled martini glass!) Place Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila in cocktail shaker over Cointreau Noir coated ice. Stir until thoroughly chilled. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange twist.

Quintessential Tequila Martini

Synonyms for quintessential include “ideal” and “classic”. I adapted the Maestro Dobel’s tequila martini because I liked the classic cocktail style, but didn’t think it was necessary to waste so much premium liqueur. This tequila martini variation is more ideal to me. I hope you think so, too!

Quintessential Tequila Martini – recipe adapted by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

3 ounces Anejo Tequila

1/4 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

Orange Twist Garnish

Place liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Zest fresh orange twist over top of cocktail and drop into drink. Adapted from the Maestro Martini

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Costa Del Sol

If you’re ready for a sugar coma, step right up. Costa Del Sol in its original formulation delivers a sugar punch in need of immediate insulin injection. But this easy build three ingredient cocktail is ready made for reconfiguration. Costa Del Sol 010 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Original Recipe: 2 measures Gin, 1 measure Apricot Brandy, 1 measure Premium Orange Liqueur, No Garnish

Costa Del Sol – adapted by Cheri Loughlin

2 measures Gin

1/2 measure Apricot Brandy

1/4 measure Premium Orange Liqueur

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Orange Twist Garnish

Build in rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange twist.

This variation still contains sweetness, but softer with underlying bitterness. As the liquid marinates in the glass a tiny bit of fruit lushness begins to shyly sneak through. This is a one-time drink for me, rather than, “bartender, I’ll have another.”

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Bamboo

Bamboo Classic Cocktail {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Bamboo Classic Cocktail {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

This classic cocktail dates to the 1940’s but it’s rarely found on cocktail menus. Though this is a wine cocktail, it does not conform to the sweetened, lush flavors one might think of when considering wine cocktails as Happy Hour choice. The Bamboo classic cocktail leans more toward dry charm with little to no sweet satisfaction.

Bamboo Classic Cocktail Recipe

Bamboo

3/4 measure Dry Vermouth

1/2 measure Dry Sherry (Fino)

2 dashes Orange Bitters

2 dashes Classic Bitters

Orange Twist Garnish

Place liquids and bitters in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist. Variation: Add additional 1/4 measure Premium Orange Liqueur for hint of refinement, but still does not add much sweetness.

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