Old Dominion Lūʻau | Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
The following cocktail was one of the winning entries from our Catoctin Creek / CHILLED Magazine Bartender Competition in 2022! We had over 50 submissions to the contest, and this was one of the best!
1st Place: Angela Wood
Old Dominion Lūʻau
- 2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
- 1/2 oz turmeric syrup*
- 1/2 oz maple bacon syrup
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz fresh lemon sour
- 3 shakes of celery bitters
- 2 chunks of chargrilled pineapple
Preparation: Muddle charred grilled pineapple with 3 shakes of celery bitters. Build remaining ingredients in tin. Shake and strain over fresh ice into pint glass (BALL mason jar). Smoke cocktail for extra flavor and smell. (optional). Optional garnishes: Grilled pineapple, pineapple stem pieces, bacon straws or black pepper candied bacon slice, smoked maple brown sugar rim.
- 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
Preparation: Cook until sugar is melted, and turmeric is combined. Cool before using.
**Maple Bacon Syrup:
- 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3 strips cooked bacon
Preparation: Fill up large pot with water about 3/4 to the top. Insert immersion circulator and set to 150 degrees F (65 C). Add water and maple syrup to saucepan, bring to a light boil, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat. Cook bacon until crispy. Add bacon, water, and syrup to Ziploc bag. Seal bag and leave in immersion circulator for 90 minutes. Remove syrup and transfer to a small bottle. Add a splash of vodka to help preserve the syrup. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.