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.
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)
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.