Fall Cocktails with Award-winning craft bartender Jena Ellenwood

When ever Neil visits his brother in New York they end up bar hopping and discovering new restaurtants. On his recent visit they took a cocktail class from Award-winning craft bartender Jena Ellenwood. With over a decade of experience and a razor sharp wit, she excels at crafting unique cocktails for any occasion. Her cocktails are currently on the menu at Dear Irving in Manhattan & Sparrow Tavern in Astoria, Queens. Today she talked about some great cocktails for the Fall season and gave us a special Halloween cocktail that is currently on the menu at Dear Irving Gramercy.

Keep up with Jena Ellenwood on Instagram and her website. For info on her cocktail class CLICK HERE

Root Cause

  • 2 oz Beet Infused Blanco Tequila
  • 3/4 oz Ginger Syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake all ingredients and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

*Beet Tequila: In a large mouthed glass jar, add one large peeled beet, cubed and 1 bottle Blanco Tequila. Allow to marinate for 2 days, strain to remove beet pieces.

*Ginger syrup: Juice ginger in a vegetable juicer, strain. For every 1 oz of ginger juice, add .75 oz sugar and stir to combine. I like to do this in a mason jar so I can shake instead of stir!

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