Sure, we like to make cocktails and all (twist my arm…) but we absolutely love featuring YOUR cocktails on the blog as well. This week’s cocktail is a reader submission from Jhosshua, a bartender at Jora Restaurant in Long Island. Just reach out here if you have a cocktail you’d like us to feature. Jhosshua explained that the inspiration behind this cocktail was the traditional “Chilcano” cocktail from Peru. But with a few small changes.
A few weeks ago when we told you about how we created our Hawthorne Strainer, I hinted that Chris had plans to make “new and improved” versions of other bar tools, and today’s recipe features one of them! After years of busted knuckles, bitter mint and no-longer-varnished muddlers, Chris and I worked together to create a custom muddler we truly loved.
As an industry I think it’s easy to get comfortable with the basic cocktail formulas we’re used to. There are an infinite number of delicious variations to a Whiskey Sour, an Old Fashioned, or even a Cosmo. But I think there’s also value in looking outside the traditional cocktail styles and finding inspiration outside the bar. This week’s cocktail is inspired by a delicious Mango Lassi that Chris and I shared on a hot day. A Lassi is an Indian spiced drink made with yogurt.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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