21
Jul
2015

Cocktailing in Kansas City

There’s never a more perfect time for a cool, refreshing cocktail than summer. But the sticky, Midwest heat has made even our favorite springtime patios unbearable a tad too warm for comfort.

J Rieger and Co Vodka

So—with the help of Kansas City’s finest artisans and distillers—we’re heading indoors and creating our own boozy concoctions.  Raise a glass to delicious local cocktail “fixins” and enjoy these top-notch homemade libations.  Cheers!

Kansas City Canning Co Watermelon Habanero Shrub

KC Collins

Ingredients:
a handful of ice cubes
3 ounces Kansas City Canning Co. Meyer Lemon & Lavender Shrub
2 ounces J. Rieger & Co. Vodka
2 ounces club soda
a few muddled fresh rosemary needles
sprig of rosemary for garnish

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients (except the rosemary sprig) in a cocktail shaker and shake very well. Strain and pour into a Collins glass or mason jar. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

The KC Collins

Brookside Buzz

Ingredients:
1-2 cups of iced Roasterie coffee
2 ounces Dark Horse Distillery Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
1 scoop Fleur de Sel Caramel Glacé Artisan Ice Cream

Preparation:
Combine iced coffee and bourbon in a mixing glass and stir for about 30 seconds. Pour into a snifter and add 1 scoop of ice cream.

Fixins for the Brookside Buzz

Midwest Margarita

Ingredients:
a handful of ice cubes
3 ounces Kansas City Canning Co. Watermelon Habanero Shrub
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
jalapeño slice for garnish

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients (except the jalapeño slice) in a cocktail shaker and shake very well. Pour into a margarita glass or mason jar. Garnish with a slice of fresh jalapeño.

The Midwest Margarita

To all my thirsty readers, please note that the Watermelon Habanero Shrub is available for presale on the Kansas City Canning Co.’s website and will be in stores August 1.

The Brookside Buzz

Special thanks to:

Kansas City Canning Co.
J. Rieger & Co.
The Roasterie Air Roasted Coffee
Dark Horse Distillery
Glacé Artisan Ice Cream

For a link to my piece on Feast Magazine’s blog, click HERE.

1 Response

  1. Delicious libations from our Kansas City distillers!
    So refreshing for summertime cooling off!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Ceramic Artist Leah Bowring

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