Johnny Bandanna's Fall Punches
Johnny Bandanna, aka John Shope, aka The Next Rounds On Me, came up with some lovely fall punch cocktails for a festival we did in Powhatan, Virginia this season. Here they are for your enjoyment.
Appalachian Honey Grapefruit Sour
Glass Type: Rocks Glass or Coup
Method: Combine all ingredients into ice filled shaker, shake vigorously, then serve on the rocks or neat.
2 oz. Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky
2 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1 oz. honey syrup
*Honey Syrup: Simply boil water and mix a 1:1 ratio of hot water and locally sourced honey together, allow to cool and keep refrigerated for up to three months.
W.G.L.L.G. For Me:
Glass Type: Martini or Coup Glass
Garnish: Lavender Sprig
Method: Combine all ingredients into ice filled cocktail shaker, shake vigorously and fine strain into glass.
2 oz Watershed Gin
Juice from 1 Lime
1 oz Lavender simple syrup
2 Dashes Embitterment Lavender Bitters
*Lavender Simple Syrup: Boil 1/4 cup lavender seeds with 1 cups of water and 1 cup white sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, strain seeds and then keep refridgerated for up to three months.
(That’s a Watershed Gin Lavender Lime Gimlet for Me, please and thank you!)