SOMMERWEIZEN COCKTAILS

Our 2014 Limited Release Spirit, SommerWeizen, is delicious simply on the rocks, with a splash of club soda or seltzer if you’re feeling fizzy. It also makes some totally unique, delicious cocktails.  Here are a few of our favorites – if you come up with one, send it to us!

SIMPLE & ELEGANT


Weizenheimer

2 oz SommerWeizen
1¼ oz 100% Pear Juice (available at specialty stores)
2 dashes Abbott’s Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a chilled rocks glass (after dumping out the ice). Top with a small dash of ground cinnamon.

Sommer Mule

2 oz SommerWeizen
1/2 a Lime
Ginger Beer

Using a citrus press, squeeze lime half over glass, and drop spent lime shell into glass.  Fill with ice, add SommerWeizen and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.

CLASSIC COCKTAILS


Old Fashioned Sommer

History: The Old Fashioned is one of the oldest drinks – boozy and delicious. This version of the classic (based on the initial recipe, before muddled fruit and cherries got into the mix) features SommerWeizen prominently.

2 oz SommerWeizen
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
2 dashes Amargo Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitters (we like Bittercube)
Fresh Citrus Peel (lemon, lime and orange, if available)

Muddle a swath of orange, lemon and lime peel with bitters and simple syrup on an Old Fashioned or large rocks glass. Add SommerWeizen and ice, stir well.  Enjoy!

Honey, I’m Home

History: this is a riff on the Bebbo Cocktail, a classic gin drink  that we really love. Much better than the Bees Knees (but with perhaps a less catchy name), it features honey, fresh citrus and bitters along with the base spirit.

1½ oz SommerWeizen
½ oz Fresh Orange Juice
1/4 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Orange Bitters (we like Bittercube)

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled coupe glass.  Garnish with lemon twist.

SEASONAL & ADVANCED RECIPES


SommerWeizen Beiwagen
(aka a Sidecar)

2 oz SommerWeizen
1 oz Orange Liqueur (ours, or Cointreau or other triple sec)
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Coupe or cocktail glass with sugared rim

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into prepared glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

 

Indian Sommer

1 3/4 oz SommerWeizen
2 oz Mango Puree
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Club Soda

Shake first four ingredients with ice, strain into large flute. Top with club soda, garnish with long lemon curl.