• Signature Drink: Gintly Down the Stream

     
    POSTED September 13, 2017
     

INGREDIENTS
— 2 oz. Queen’s Courage Old Tom Gin
— 3 dashes Aromatic Bitters (Hella Bitters is a good substitute however, use only two dashes)
— .25 oz. tonic syrup (Use Tomr’s or honey as a substitute)
— Orange Twist for Garnish

DIRECTIONS
1. In a mixing glass or tin combine the gin, bitters and tonic syrup.
2. Add ice and stir until well chilled.
3. Pour into a well-chilled glass or over large ice cubes/whiskey stones if you have them.
4. Garnish with the peel of an orange.

Restaurant Serenade shares contemporary American fare in a chic setting. Called the “CEO Capital of New Jersey Dining” by Zagat, this restaurant features a private room, the Loft, which accommodates parties and private dining for up to 30 people. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 50 or more. “We have finally switched to almost all house-made ingredients,” says John Jansma, general manager/sommerlier at Restaurant Serenade. “Here we are using our house-made aromatic bitters (Cinchona, Coriander, Black Pepper, Orange Zest, Juniper, Cinnamon) and our house-made tonic syrup (Cinchona, Citric Acid, Lemon, Lime and Orange Zest, Black Pepper, Juniper, Ginger) with an Old Tom (and old style of sweetened gin). This drink is somewhere between and Old Fashioned and a Gin and Tonic served over hand-carved ice (that’s right, I carve the ice by hand a couple times a week).” 

Courtesy of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham

A cocktail in honor of the hotel’s rooftop opening for its first season. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. Plantation 3 Stars Rum
—.5 oz. Lifesaver syrup*
—.75 oz. lime juice
—2 oz. club soda

DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients, except soda, in a small shaker tin and add ice. Shake 20 times. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

*Lifesaver syrup:
INGREDIENTS:
—2 cups water
—36 peppermint Lifesavers

 

A mispour transforms one of its most popular drinks into an Iron Fish classic.

 

The large clusters of the white, creamy flower of the elderberry is a frequent sight in the wilds of Texas May through July, so what better way to kick off the spring season than with a glass of The Butler House’s Elderflower Lemon Drop? Mix one up yourself and enjoy!

—1 oz. 1876 Vodka
— 1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
—1 oz. lemon juice
—1/2 oz. Turbo simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with lemon zest. Cheers!