The Mineshaft Cocktail: The first time we combined our brandy with apricot liqueur, we knew we'd struck gold. A heavy dose of lemon juice brightens things up like sunlight at the end of the tunnel.
1 oz Argonaut Speculator
1oz fresh lemon juice
1oz apricot liqueur,
1 dash Angostura bitters
Add all ingredients into a shaker, fill with ice, shake and strain into coupe glass. Swirl a lemon twist on the lip of the glass to finish.
The Flying Cloud was a clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. She held this record for over 100 years, from 1854 to 1989. The ship was also known for having a woman navigator, Eleanor Creesy, who skippered the Flying Cloud on two record-setting voyages from New York to San Francisco.
In honor of the Flying Cloud, we've created a cocktail of the same name, that substitutes Argonaut Speculator for whiskey in a classic Manhattan recipe. Like the ship, these cocktails go fast!
The Flying Cloud
1.5 oz Argonaut Speculator Brandy
1.5 oz sweet vermouth
2-3 drops Angostura bitters
Combine the brandy, vermouth, and bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice; stir for 30 seconds. Strain into coupe glasses. If desired, garnish with a citrus twist.
Beauty in motion. Saloon Strength riding on the @98_turk bar cart. @g.munnee
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Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite drink was the Mint Julep, and his presidential recipe called for both brandy and bourbon with fresh mint from the White House garden. Hail to the Chief!
“The Rough Rider”
10 to 12 fresh mint leaves muddled with a splash of water and a sugar cube
1.5 oz Argonaut Fat Thumb
1.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
Sprig of fresh mint for garnish
Place the mint, sugar, and splash of water into a julep cup, collins glass, or double old-fashioned glass. Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and to release the oil and aroma of the mint. Add the brandy and bourbon. Fill with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
What's better than a rose on Valentine's Day? A pair of Jack Roses.
The Jack Rose:
2 oz Argonaut Speculator
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz grenadine
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, fill with ice, shake and strain into coupe. Garnish with a wink
Tall, dark, handsome, and packing some serious heat! Although you'll only see our 92 proof Saloon Strength behind the bar, it's become our favorite cocktail workhorse. We love it in classic brandy drinks, or even as a substitute for Rye in whiskey cocktails. #findthestrength#saloonstrength