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.
- 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!