Have Plate Will Travel : Olympic cocktails, Olympic spirit burns deep long after the flame goes out


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Olympic cocktails, Olympic spirit burns deep long after the flame goes out

As the Rio 2016 fades into the memory books, the Olympic spirit and celebrations can continue long after the Olympic flame has gone dark. Olympic inspiration has crossed over into many aspects of people’s lives. One easy way to keep the spirit alive is with an Olympic inspired cocktail. 

Whether your taste bud crave a tart libation or a sweeter digestif, William Grant & Sons has curated an Olympic themed cocktail that will quench your thirst. From gold medal winners to good sportsmanship, these Olympic themed cocktails are perfect any time, not just every Olympic year.

Which one will you be sipping during the closing ceremonies?

The Opening Ceremony
Created by Flor de Caña Rum
2 parts Flor de Caña 7
¾ parts lime juice
½ part simple syrup
Method: Shake & strain into a martini glass.

Olympians Medallion
Created by Milagro Brand Ambassador Jaime Salas
1.5 parts Milagro Silver
0.75 parts White peach syrup
.75 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
2 parts Blonde Beer
Garnish: Lemon Wheel
Glass: Collins
Method: Combine tequila, peach syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker and add ice.  Shake and strain over fresh ice in a tall (Collins) glass. Top with a Blonde Ale.  Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Solerno Team Spirit

Created by Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
1 ½ parts Solerno
2 dashes of orange bitters
1 part freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
Topped with 2 parts of sparkling water
Method: Build in a stemless wine glass filled with ice, stir well and garnish with a blood orange slice and sprig of rosemary

The Finish Line Gimlet
Created by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Mark Stoddard
1.5 parts hendrick’s
0.75 parts Ancho Reyes
0.75 parts fresh lime juice
0.75 parts simple syrup
1 slice jalapeno (muddled)
1 slice cucumber (muddled)
Method: In a mixing glass, muddle jalapeno and add remaining ingredients with ice.  Shake and strain into an iced double rocks glass.  Garnish with cucumber wheel & jalapeno wheel.

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