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November 2015

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november 2015  /  the tasting panel  /  101 1 1 P L A C E 2 2 P L A C E The Pointer ◗ 2 oz. Bird Dog Jalapeño Honey Whiskey ◗ ¾ oz. grilled peach elixir ◗ ½ oz. lemon juice ◗ ½ oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao ◗ Drops of spiced habanero tincture Garnish with fall spice tincture, peach, firestick and bee pollen. Smoked with Nocello-infused Fuji apple wood chips. JägerColada (or Hunter on a Holiday) ◗ 1 oz. Jägermeister ◗ ½ oz. white rum ◗ ¾ oz. fresh pineapple juice ◗ ¾ oz. lemongrass and kaffir lime cordial ◗ ¼ oz. fresh lime juice ◗ 3 oz. freshly cracked young coconut water Combine and chill all ingredients except Jägermeister in a frozen drink machine. Layer colada and Jägermeister into a hurricane glass and garnish with a lemongrass stalk, lime wheel and an umbrella or swizzle stick. Marsha Meyer, Founder, The Natural Mixologist. Jason Bran, Owner, Hollywood Cocktail Company in Los Angeles. B ird Dog Jalapeño Honey Whiskey is the newest addition to the brand's lineup of flavored whiskies, and boy, is it fire! A sweet, honeyed aroma leads into a fierce jalapeño kick that's a treat for the senses. Blended from aged white oak barrel Kentucky bourbon whiskey, the all- natural jalapeño flavor shines through in this spirit bottled at 40% ABV. What the Mixologist loves: "The spirit itself was the inspiration. Bird Dog Honey Jalapeño Whiskey is a good quality flavored whiskey that adds lots of depth and flavor and I really wanted to enhance its floral, sweet aromatic quali- ties. You could swap out 1:1 for bourbon and you've changed your cocktail completely. O nce a spirit preferred by college students, Jägermeister is changing their public image, and showing people the com- plex and balanced flavor that Jägermeister can bring to cocktails. With over 56 herbs in its recipe and aging for up to a year, Jägermeister is a great addition to a tiki- themed cocktail like Hunter on a Holiday. The drink, made only from fresh ingredients like fresh coconut water and pineapple juice, highlights the herbaceousness of the spirit and proves that Jägermeister is a cocktail force to be reckoned with. What the Mixologist Loves: "Jägermeister has some great botanicals, and you can essentially treat it like a gin. I really like the idea of making a take on a piña colada with it, because the pineapple juice and lemongrass/ kaffir lime cordial really play with those botanicals and give it a nice flavor. By using the coconut water to freeze the drink, it prevents it from watering down and pre- serves the flavor. I want these types of drinks to change the way people look at the brand." Jägermeister Sidney Frank Importing Co.: Jason Bran Bird Dog Jalapeño Honey Whiskey Western Spirits Beverage Co.: Marsha Meyer

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