Cocktails to Craft at Home
We've all got some extra time on our hands.
If you're looking for a way to pass the time, we suggest crafting a special cocktail. We spoke to a few of Gwinnett's greatest local bartenders for suggestions on drinks you can make right in your own kitchen.
1910 Public House: The Rye Tye
1910's bartender Ran Kenmore shared the recipe for the Rye Tye:
- 2oz Rittenhouse Rye or rye of choice
- .75oz orgeat
- .75oz pineapple juice
- .50oz lemon juice
- 3 dashes of Peychauds Bitters
1910 Public House is currently offering to go family meals, as well as select grocery items (such as toilet paper, meat and dry pasta) subject to availability.
Ten Bistro: Christi's Lemon Drop
Christina Fogle is the bartender at Ten Bistro in Peachtree Corners. She recommends whipping up Christi's Lemon Drop.
- 1/2 squeezed lemon
- 1.5oz triple sec
- 2oz Citron vodka
- Splash of simple syrup (if desired)
- Shake vigorously and strain into sugar-rimmed glass or serve on the rocks
Ten Bistro is currently serving a Take-Home Comfort Food menu for curbside pickup or delivery. Also consider buying gift cards for future use.
Local Republic: Homemade Ginger Beer
Local Republic does a lot of unique things. One is their homemade ginger beer, which Jerad Henry, bar manager, has graciously shared with us.
Homemade ginger beer: Bring 3 cups of water & 1/4 cup of sugar to a boil and remove from heat. Add 1 cup of peeled, finely-minced ginger and stir. Cover and let steep for 1 hour. Press mixture through fine mesh strainer and let cool completely. Once cooled to room temperature, add 3/4 oz lemon juice, and 1/4 oz lime juice. To enjoy, add 1 part ginger syrup to 3 parts seltzer water and serve over ice. Store in fridge, and use within 7 days.
Use your homemade ginger beer to create an easy at home cocktails:
- In serving glass, stir together 1/2oz simple syrup, 3oz ginger syrup, 1/2oz lime juice, and 1.5oz vodka
- Fill with ice, and top with 6oz of seltzer
- Mix, garnish with lime, and enjoy!
While Local Republic is temporarily closed, you can still support them by donating to their GoFundMe.
Good Word Brewing & Public House
Good Word's bartender, Allen Parker, has a few at-home drink suggestions up his sleeve. And he even made some videos to help you get it right.
Good Word is currently open for beer pick up from Wednesday-Sunday from 12-4pm and food pick up from 4-8pm. The soup kitchen is open Sunday from 12-3pm. Visit their site to see the menu and other ways you can support them.
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- 75 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Agave Nectar
- 1.5 oz Mezcal
- Shake and strain over ice