COCKTAIL HOUR WITH TREATY OAK DISTILLING
We have a spirited question for you. Gin or Whiskey? Pick your summertime happy hour and nightcap drinks of choice thanks to Treaty Oak Distilling—our upcoming Champ of the Court sponsors (see page 24). Nestled on a 28-acre property in Dripping Springs, Treaty Oak produces the award-winning Waterloo Gin and a selection of homegrown bourbon whiskeys distinguished in taste from Kentucky bourbon by the effects of the unique hill country climate during the aging process. Grab a glass and a few ingredients for these crafty cocktail recipes.
The Day Drinker Bourbon is aged under the Texas sun in white oak char 3 barrels with notes of kettle corn, wheat, mild nutmeg and cinnamon. Serve in a tall Collins glass over ice.
2oz Day Drinker Bourbon
4oz Ginger Beer
.5oz Lemon Juice
Sliced Lemon Wheel
Build all ingredients in tall glass over ice and stir to integrate! Garnish with lemon wheel. Cheers!
GINGER BEER RECOMMENDATIONS
Fever Tree Ginger Beer, Gosling Ginger Beer, Barrett’s Ginger Beer or Maine Root Ginger Beer.
Tasting notes of this Waterloo No. 9 Gin include lavender, bright grapefruit, pecan and juniper. Serve in chilled coupe glasses.
2oz Waterloo No. 9 Gin
.75oz Lemon Juice
1oz Coconut Cream
Fresh Raspberry + Mint
.75oz Raspberry Gum Syrup*
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 45-seconds to 1 minute. You’ll want to get a nice foam from aeration.
Strain cocktail into a coupe glass. Garnish with raspberry and mint. Sip and indulge.
*RASPBERRY GUM SYRUP RECIPE
Bring 1-2 containers of raspberries and 2-3 cups of water to a boil. Strain water into separate container and discard boiled raspberries and seeds.
Measure out remaining raspberry water and add 2 cups of sugar for every 1 cup of water. Make sure to mix when the water is still hot.
Take note—this syrup is thicker than regular simple syrup.