• Signature Drink: Second Fiddle

    Beatnik on the River’s best-selling cocktail is healthy-ish.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

The inspiration for this cocktail came from whiskey being the second-biggest seller in bars, hence playing “second fiddle” to vodka, says Benjamin Wood, bar director at Beatnik on the River, the latest concept from Bonhomme Hospitality Group that opened in summer 2018. A riff on a whiskey sour, “the unexpected combination of pineapple, turmeric and sumac salt make the cocktail rich and exotic,” says Wood. Plus, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric adds a little health boost to this warming, approachable sipper. Drink up!

INGREDIENTS
—.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
—1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
—.5 oz. turmeric syrup (to make, add 1 tsp. turmeric powder to 1 quart of simple syrup and stir to dissolve)
—1.5 oz. Wild Turkey 101 bourbon

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker and shake; strain over ice. Serve in a double Old-Fashioned glass rimmed with sumac salt (equal parts sumac to Maldon sea salt flakes, ground together with a mortar and pestle). Garnish with half a pineapple wheel.  

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!