• Signature Drink: Kusama Sour

     
    FROM THE Summer 2020 ISSUE
     

Courtesy of Two James Spirits

A unique mix of bitters creates a treat for the senses in this seasonal sip from Corktown’s Two James Spirits. While typically busy hosting tours and private events or slinging craft cocktails in its tasting room, the distillery’s team has shifted its efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s been producing hand sanitizer for hospitals, police and fire departments across the Detroit metro, while lifting spirits with creative curbside cocktail kits.

INGREDIENTS

—1 egg white

—1.75 oz. Barrel Reserve Old Cockney Gin

—0.50 oz. Dos Jaimes Mezcal

—0.75 oz. fresh lime juice

—0.50 oz. orgeat

—5 dashes smoked chili bitters

DIRECTIONS

Dry shake the egg white, then add all other ingredients and ice to a shaker. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with dots of classic, Peychaud’s, orange and smoked chili bitters. 

Where it all began—the heart of the exotic cocktail as enjoyed for centuries in Jamaica. One of sour (lime juice), two of sweet (demerara sugar), three of strong (fine Jamaican rum), four of weak (some ice). Plus five of spice to make it nice (allspice and bitters).

In a cocktail shaker combine the following ingredients:

• 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

• 3/4 oz. Demerara simple syrup*

• 1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth's Allspice Dram

• 3 oz. Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Blend

• 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

DIRECTIONS:

 

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