Happy Hour How-to: I-70's award winning cocktails

TGIF! Why not kick-off your weekend with one of these award winning cocktails from the I-70 Challenge? Casey Bond, Creator of the I-70 Challenge Cocktail Competition demonstrates how to mix up, The Red Headed Stepchild, Masquerade, and A Hard Days Night.

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Courtney Crockett of Manifesto (spirit cocktail category winner)
Red Headed Stepchild)
Crown Valley Wooden Nickel IPA
1.5 oz. Crown Valley Cherry Maple Whiskey
.75 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 barspoon agave nectar
3-4 dashes of Angostura a Bitters
Directions: Combine whiskey, juice, nectar, & bitters
in shaker tin with ice. Shake. Pour all into 16oz
Mason jar. Top with Wooden Nickel IPA.
*Garnish:  2-3 dashes hot sauce & grapefruit wheel

Mark Church of Grunaeur (beer cocktail category winner)
A Hard Day's Night

2 oz. Crown Valley Wooden Nickel IPA
1.5 oz. Crown Valley Missouri Moonshine
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Honey Syrup (preferably with Missouri Honey)
Directions: Combine all in shaker tin with ice. Shake.
Double strain into Collins glass with ice.
*Garnish-Peychauds Bitters misted over top

Jonathon "Tex" Bush of Manifesto and Bristol (wine cocktail category winner)
Masquerade

3 oz. Crown Valley Blackberry Wine
.5 oz. Maple Syrup
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
1 barspoon Mascarpone Cheese
3 dashes Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters
Directions: Combine ingredients in shaker tin with ice.
Shake. Double strain into Wine glass or Coupe glass.
*Garnish: grated nutmeg.

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