Check out these Devour Downtown signature cocktail entries

Jan 20th, 2014 | by Eat Drink Indy | News, Wine & Spirits

There were at least 13 entries in the Devour Downtown signature cocktail contest, held last week at Tavern on South. Here are three of my favorites.

Torpor Hum

Torpor Hum

Torpor Hum

By Corie Metzler, Tavern on South

3 blood orange segments
1 1/2 ounces Stoli
1 ounce Hum Botanical Spirit
¾ ounce lime juice
¾ ounce Wilks & Wilson gomme syrup
Blood orange peel

Muddle the blood orange segments.  Add all ingredients in a shaker.  Shake and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with the blood orange peel.

 

Apple Jax

Apple Jax

Apple Jax

By Dave Hornak, Scotty’s Brewhouse

1 ¼ ounces Fireball Whiskey
1 ¼ ounces Jack Daniel’s
2 ounces Angry Orchard hard cider
Sprite

Fill rocks glass with ice. Add each liquor and top with Sprite.

 

Smoked Vanilla Manhattan

Smoked Vanilla Manhattan

Smoked Vanilla Manhattan

By Kenny Gardner, Tavern on South

Hickory smoke for garnish
Hickory-smoked vanilla ice cubes

2 ounces Knob Creek bourbon

1 ½ ounces cherry vanilla-infused sweet vermouth
Dash of bitters
Brandy-soaked cherry for garnish

Turn the snifter upside down and let fill with hickory smoke. Put the smoked vanilla ice in a shaker with Knob Creek, the infused sweet vermouth and bitters; stir. Turn the snifter over, let smoke escape and pour in the contents of the shaker.  Garnish with the brandy soaked cherry and serve.

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