As promised yesterday, we scored recipes for each of the five cocktails that made it through the preliminary round of judging for our Great King Street Cocktail Competition. It’s something we’re running in conjunction with Compass Box Whisky Company: Great King Street is their brand new Scotch blend designed for making drinks; so we asked local professional mixologists to submit seasonal recipes.
Below is the first of five cocktail contenders: The Kings Feast from Jose Torella of the The Barclay in the classy Inter-Continental hotel on East 48th Street. (No matter what happens, we’re thankful to Torella for introducing us to this wonderful gingerbread-spiced apple butter made out on Long Island.) We’ll be publishing more recipes like this each day this week, so stay tuned until the winners get crowned next Monday.
The Kings Feast
from Jose Torella of The Barclay
Makes 1 drink
2 oz. Compass Box Great King Street Scotch
1 oz. Josephine’s Feast Heirloom Apple Butter with French Gingerbread Spice Jam (from Southampton, N.Y.)
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1 slice of New York State McIntosh Apple
1/2 tsp. granulated white sugar combined with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a Boston Shaker with 1/2 cup of ice. Shake well and then strain into a Martini glass rimmed with the cinnamon and white sugar mixture. Garnish with a slice of apple.