Cocktails

Buttermilk Channel Barkeeps Go Shaker to Shaker Tonight at Our Cocktail Competition

As promised, the final recipe from the five cocktails that made it through the preliminary round of judging for our Great King Street Cocktail Competition. You might recall we asked local professional mixologists to submit seasonal recipes made with the new Compass Box Scotch blend, which is designed for mixing.

This is the The Scotch Also Rises, from Richard Murphy at Buttermilk Channel. He’ll be competing against his colleague Anthony Sferra, who is making a drink called the Tinderbox; wish them both luck, as the winners are being crowned tonight as competitors make drinks in front of a live panel of judges. Stay tuned for the results right here.

Perhaps This Will Be Jay-Z’s Favorite New Cocktail?

Here’s recipe four from the five cocktails that made it through the preliminary round of judging for our Great King Street Cocktail Competition; we asked local professional mixologists to submit seasonal recipes made with the new Compass Box Scotch blend, which is designed for mixing. This is the Tinderbox from Anthony Sferra at Buttermilk Channel. (You know, the Carroll Gardens restaurant where Jay-Z and Beyonce spent New Year’s Eve?)

Scotch, Blood Orange Juice and Winter-Spiced Chai=Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s Red Skies at Night Cocktail

As promised yesterday, we scored recipes for each of the five cocktails that made it through the preliminary round of judging for our Great King Street Cocktail Competition. It’s something we’re running in conjunction with Compass Box Whisky Company: Great King Street is their brand new Scotch blend designed for making drinks; so we asked local professional mixologists to submit seasonal recipes.

Announcing the Brooklyn Semi-Finalists in the The Great King Street Cocktail Competition

In honor of our current Alcohol Issue, which features a profile of Compass Box Whisky Company founder John Glaser, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn recently partnered with the Scotch whisky makers to host the Great King Street Cocktail Competition. Great King Street is a new blend by Compass Box, one named after the Scottish street where the company is registered and designed for mixing. We asked professional Manhattan and Brooklyn drinks-makers to create a cocktail made with Great King Street and at least one seasonal ingredient.

Most Unusual! Cartoon Caption Contest Winners, Cocktail Recipes and Photos from the Enchanted Forest

It feels like years since we helped Hendrick’s gin with the menu for a special December 14th invite-only dinner in the “Enchanted Forest of Curiosities,” but we just got a load of photos of the event (shown above) as well as recipes from Hendrick’s for every cocktail we drank (those are below) and we wanted to share. The event, you may recall, is a semi-portable forest the British gin company sets up once or twice a year as an Alice in Wonderland-like collaborative party space complete with a soil floor, a foggy mist, and actors that scamper among spotted toadstools dressed as forest-like creatures.

Alert Your Barkeep: The Great King Street Cocktail Competition Begins

While researching the next edition of Edible Manhattan–the annual Alcohol Issue that arrives January 1–we had the pleasure of hanging out with the founder of Compass Box at the 12th annual WhiskyFest, which took over the Marriott Marquis last month. John Glaser is an American-born maker of Scotch, which is rare enough already. But more importantly, he’s perhaps the only man in Scotch focused on mixing handcrafted boutique blends from single malt and high quality grain whiskies from other Scottish sources, rather than distilling them himself.

These Readers Really Know How to Drink, and One of Them Scored Passes to Good Spirits (Discounted Early Bird Ticks on Sale Now!)

A few weeks back we asked you to tell us what seasonally and locally inspired cocktails you’re drinking now, with the idea that the reader with the best answer would score two tickets to our winter Good Spirits, the next in a series of seasonal cocktail parties we host in tandem with Edible Manhattan. As usual your answers put our own drinking habits to shame.