Mixologist Bobby Gleason has incredibly high standards when it comes to making cocktails. As Master Mixologist for Beam Global, “Bobby G” is an industry authority and the headliner for Spirits Confidential, Beam Global’s “experiential education event” for the bar and restaurant industry, which visits 17 different cities in 2012.
Like any busy night in a popular bar or restaurant, Spirits Confidential requires hard work, precision, and supreme quality and execution from everyone behind the bar. Rather than waste time and create added stress by sourcing, washing, slicing, and squeezing fresh citrus for Spirits Confidential, Bobby G opts to use Sun Orchard’s 100% Pure Lemon, Lime, and Orange Juices.
Master Mixologist Bobby Gleason is a big fan of using Sun Orchard juices in his cocktails.
“When building a cocktail program or presenting cocktails there are three key factors: premium ingredients, fresh products, and consistency,” says Bobby G. “Sun Orchard brings all of this together with their line of juices. I prefer the 100% Lemon, Lime and Orange juices for my cocktails. Traveling all across the country I know I can rely on the freshness and consistency of Sun Orchard.”
Two mixers Bobby G crafts and uses often with Beam Global’s expansive line of spirits are Lemon Sour and Lime Sour, made with Sun Orchard Lemon Juice and Lime Juice, respectively. Below is his recipe for a good Lemon or Lime Sour, and recipes for a few other specialty drinks he likes to make with Sun Orchard’s juices.
Spirits Confidential will be hosting an event in Chicago tomorrow, July 10, and then moving on to Seattle July 17 and Portland July 18. Check out www.virtualspirit.org for details.
Lime Juice Sour / Lemon Juice Sour
- 3 cups Sun Orchard Lime or Lemon Juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup cold water
Make simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a small sauce pan, cooking over medium heat, and stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once cool, stir in the Lime or Lemon Juice and refrigerate until ready to use.
Dancing with the Devil
- 1.5 oz Lemon Sour made with Sun Orchard® Lemon Juice
- 1.5 oz passion fruit juice
- 1.5 oz Jim Beam® Devil’s Cut™
- .5 oz DeKuyper® Triple Sec or JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
- 1-2 dashes of Tabasco® or Louisiana Hot Sauce
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or pour over ice into a double highball glass. Garnish with a cherry.
- 1 oz Lemon Sour made with Sun Orchard® Lemon Juice
- 1.5 oz EFFEN® Cucumber
- .5 oz Thatcher’s™ Elderflower
- Club soda
Pour Lemon Sour, EFFEN® Cucumber, and Thatcher’s™ Elderflower over ice in a tall glass. Fill remainder of the glass with club soda and stir. Garnish with cucumber slices inside glass.
Hot EFFEN® Shot
- 1 oz Lime Sour made with Sun Orchard® Lime Juice
- 1.5 oz EFFEN® Cucumber
- Chili spice
Rim a large shot glass with chili spice. Shake the Lime Sour and EFFEN® Cucumber with ice, strain into rimmed glass.
French-Canadian Side Car
- 2 oz Lemon Sour made with Sun Orchard® Lemon Juice
- 1.5 oz Canadian Club® Classic 12
- 1 oz Courvoisier® Rose
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a half-moon lemon wheel on the rim.
- 1.5 oz Sun Orchard® Lemon Juice
- 1.25 oz Maker’s Mark®
- .5 oz DeKuyper® Triple Sec
- 1 bar spoon orange marmalade
In a mixing glass, add the orange marmalade and Maker’s Mark® – stir to dissolve the marmalade. Now add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or pour over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
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