TIPPLE TIMES: Super Bowl Cocktail Challenge

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cable car by tony abou-ganim
san francisco 49ersThe Cable Car by Tony Abou-Ganim

This cocktail is a simple balance of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, orange curacao, and fresh sour, served up in a cinnamon-sugar frosted cocktail glass.


1 ½ ounce Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

¾ ounce Marie Brizard orange Curacao

1 ½ ounce fresh lemon sour *

Directions: In an ice filled mixing glass, add Captain Morgan, orange curacao and fresh sour; shake until well blended. Strain into a chilled sugar-cinnamon frosted cocktail glass* and garnish with an orange spiral.

Mixing 2 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice with one part simple syrup will easily make fresh lemon sour.

Hint: To sugar-cinnamon frost a cocktail glass, first chill the glass, rub the rim’s circumference approximately ¾ inch in depth with a lemon wedge, then dip into a bowl of superfine sugar – (regular granulated sugar does not adhere as well).

PS-Look for Tony’s new book, Vodka Distilled, available on his website,  www.themodernmixologist.com.

raven cocktail

the ravensThe Raven Cocktail
courtesty of http://www.julipmade.com

This delicious blackberry cocktail, The Raven, is a twist on your basic mojito, but tough enough to go against the favored power house, The Cable Car.


fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
6 blackberries
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1/2 cup sparkling cranberry juice

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, using a muddling stick, muddle the mint and sugar. Add the blackberries and muddle to get the juice out, but not so much that they are completely mushed. Add in ice and white rum. Shake. Pour into glass. Add in the sparkling cranberry juice. Garnish with mint sprig and enjoy!


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