Foynes’ Red Eye

Foynes' Red Eye

Created by Misty Kalkofen, a bartender at Green Street in Cambridge, Mass., as a homage to the Irish Coffee, which orginated at the Foynes Airport in Limerick, Ireland.

Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/03/foynes_red_eye#ixzz1pQieZWyZ

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Redbreast Irish Whisky
  • 3/4 oz Amara Averna
  • 1/2 oz heavy cream
  • 1 oz Guinness Simple Syrup*
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • coffee bean

Preparation:
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker 2/3 filled with ice. Strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Top with grated bits of coffee bean.

Guinness Simple Syrup
Add a can of Guinness to a sauce pan over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, add 8 ounces of Demerara sugar and set aside to cool. Refrigerate, the Guinness syrup should last for a couple of weeks.

via Bon Appetit

The Chilly Maple Manhattan – a Toast to Surviving Winter

Chilly Maple ManhattanSeems like its been a tough winter on the streets of Manhattan. Every time we’d turn on the news it seemed like everyone was digging themselves out from another foot of snow.

Let’s raise our glasses to surviving winter and forgetting about gloves, coats and mitts until next year. It’s time to gather ourselves up and head for the patios, rooftops and cafes to share good times. So, in honour of spring here’s a variation on the classic Manhattan with just enough maple syrup to sweeten things up.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Maker’s Mark
  • 1/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz maple syrup
  • dash or two of Angostura bitters

Preparation
Combine the bourbon, sweet vermouth, maple syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake several times, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a cherry on a pick for a garnish.

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The Irish Manhattan

Irish Manhattan

Slàinte, and have a great St. Paddy’s Day!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Jameson
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 can Guinness
  • Maraschino cherry

Preparation
Combine the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters to a mixing glass.  Fill the glass 2/3 of the way full with ice. Stir for15-20 seconds, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Pour a can of Guinness into a tall glass and allow to settle. Gently scoop all the light foam from the top of the Guinness and place it on top of the drink. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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The Port O’Call Cocktail

Port O' CallIngredients

Slàinte, and have a great St. Paddy’s Day!

  • 1 oz Guinness
  • 1 1/4 oz Cognac
  • 1/2 oz St-Germain
  • 1/4 oz crème de cacao
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange zest, for garnish

Preparation
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

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