Cavanaugh & Co Virtual Happy Hour!

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Welcome to Home Bar Network!

Hey Cavanaugh & Co! Happy hour is about to begin! Before we get shakin’, we want to make sure everyone is as prepared as possible to make cocktails with us on May 26th, so we’ve compiled a shopping list of ingredients and tools you will need for class. Don’t worry, if you prefer to watch and not mix along with us, that’s fine too!

For those who want the full experience, here’s what you’ll need. (Full Amazon shopping list at bottom of page!)

*Note: The tools we’ve chosen are the exact tools we’ve used behind the bar for years, and if you take care of them, they’ll last you a lifetime. These tools will give you the best result when used in the manner we’ll teach you! However, if you’ve already got things at home that you’re comfortable using, it is still possible to achieve a great result! If you’re not ready to make the investment, CLICK HERE for a list of alternative tools you probably already have in your kitchen.

Setting up your workstation: 

Before we start the class, make sure that you have a clean area to work in and make sure all your cocktail ingredients and tools are within reach. Please have a small cutting board, knife, and ice within reach as well. It’s also good to have a clean towel handy for drying your hands and one laid out on your table to work on.

Please make sure you have homemade syrups prepped before class (recipe below) and two limes juiced.

Pro tip: Have a glass of water handy to cleanse your palette and keep hydrated!

SHOPPING LIST:

  • 1 bottle Rye or Bourbon Whiskey — Rye will lend to a boozier, spicier Old Fashioned, Bourbon will achieve a sweeter result. It’s all preference! Our most affordable favorites are: Rittenhouse Rye, Elijah Craig Bourbon, or Bulleit (they make rye and bourbon).
  • 1 bottle of Appleton Signature Jamaican Rum or any dark rum (preferably Jamaican)
  • 1 bottle of Campari
  • 1 bottle of Vodka
  • 1 bottle Angostura Bitters
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Black Pepper Ginger Syrup (click here for recipe)
  • Simple Syrup (Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool, then pour into a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid. Simple syrup will keep, refrigerated, for about one month.)
  • 4 large limes – juice two limes and set the other two aside for garnish/wedges
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 bottle of club soda or Topo Chico

**Please make sure to have plenty of ice nearby as you’re setting up for class. If you happen to have one large cube, this will really take your Old Fashioned to the next level! Ice molds can be found here. If not, no worries, it will still be delicious!

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JUNGLE BIRD

Glassware: 

Collins or Highball Glass

Tools: 

Shaker/Strainer

Jigger or Tablespoon

Recipe:

1.5 oz Jamaican Rum ⁣
.75 oz Campari
1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
.5 oz Fresh Lime
.5 oz Turbinado Syrup

DIRECTIONS: Shake all ingredients with ice until well-chilled, strain over fresh ice into a tiki mug or Collins glass. Garnish with pineapple sage and lime wheel.

 

SUPERIOR MULE

Glassware: 

Copper Mug or Rocks Glass

Tools: 

Shaker/Strainer

Jigger or Tablespoon

Recipe:

2 oz Vodka
.75 oz Ginger Syrup
.5 oz Fresh Lime
3 dash Angostura Bitters
Top with Club Soda

Add vodka, ginger syrup, fresh lime juice and bitters to a shaker filled with ice. Shake hard until well-chilled and strain into a copper mug. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

HBN OLD FASHIONED

Glassware: 

Old Fashioned or Rocks Glass

Tools: 

Jigger or Tablespoon

Muddler

Barspoon or Chopstick

Fruit Peeler or Paring Knife

Lighter

Recipe: 

2 oz whiskey

3 – 4 dashes Angostura

1 Demerara sugar cube or .25 oz Turbinado Syrup

1 Orange Peel

Directions: Add sugar cube, orange peel, and bitters to a rocks glass and muddle together, careful not to tear the orange peel. Add ice and whiskey and stir for 30 seconds. Take a second orange peel and express over the top. If flaming the orange peel, hold the flame close to the peel and squeeze briskly, allowing the flame to unfurl over the top of the glass. Wipe the rim of the glass with the skin side of the peel and drop into the glass. Enjoy!

 

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