Our good friends at Third Sun Productions shared a couple of their delicious local combinations for us to share with you! They have created two signature cocktails using local ingredients for your enjoyment.
"We at Third Sun Productions love our local food environment, and so it’s very convenient that we have three of the best ingredients anywhere for these signature Third Sun Love-the-Locals Cocktails."
Third Sun Love-the-Locals Beehive Preserve
• 2 ounces Beehive Distilling’s Jack Rabbit Gin
• 1 ounce fresh lemon juice (about juice from half a lemon)
• 1 teaspoon (or to taste) Raspberry Jam by Amour Spreads
• 1/2 ounce simple syrup
Add all ingredients to shaker and stir with spoon.
Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice. Enjoy.
Third Sun Love-the-Locals Whiskey Sour
2 ounces High West (or other rye whiskey)
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice (about juice from half a lemon)
1 heaping tablespoon (or to taste) Apricot Ginger Jam or Tangelo Marmalade by Amour Spreads
2 tablespoons egg white (optional, but gives the drink a nice creamy texture with a pretty foam top for your Angostura Bitters)
Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Muddle jam with other ingredients. Shake like hell.
(If needed, you may sweeten slightly with simple syrup to taste.)
Strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with Angostura Bitters.
We had the great honor of being included as a local ingredient for the Grand America's Gibson Lounge Farm to Glass contest entry. They were second runner up!
If you'd like to try your own hand at making the award-winning 'Viola Sour', here are the ingredients:
Egg white (1)
Amour Spreads Concord grape jam (1 bar spoon)
Local mint (3 leaves)
¾ oz of fresh lime juice
½ oz of simple syrup
½ oz of Campari
1 ½ of Beefeater gin