I was recently invited to Summer Fête with Hangar 1 Vodka to drink delicious summery cocktails and chat with their Master Distiller, Caley Shoemaker. It was a lovely event - delicious drinks, gorgeous nibbles, and everyone who came to the party was able to bring home their own bottle of Hangar 1 Straight Vodka painted by Katie Rodgers, aka Paper Fashion.
|Hand Painted Bottles|
|Apricot Cherry Infused Vodka|
I roasted up some more cherries (cut in half, 10 minutes at 400 degrees), and then muddled one whole cherry with a barspoon of sugar. The roasted cherries caramelize and become extra sweet and delicious, becoming the perfect syrup for an old fashioned! I added my apricot-cherry infused vodka, a barspoon of Amaro di Angostura and Barrel Aged Forbidden Bitters to give the cocktail a bit of barrel spiciness, rounding out the drink beautifully. Top it off with fresh apricot, half of a roasted cherry, and a sprig of Tarragon to add a bit of freshness.
And just like that, I've found my new favorite summer drink.
Stone Fruit Vodka Old Fashioned
Created by Gastronomista
2 oz Apricot Cherry Infused Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
1 Barspoon Demerara Sugar
1 Whole Roasted Cherry
1 Barspoon Amaro di Angostura
5 Dashes Miracle Mile Barrel Aged Forbidden Bitters
2 Apricot Slices and 1/2 Roasted Cherry to Garnish
Tarragon Sprig to Garnish
Muddle roasted cherries in the bottom of a glass with a barspoon of Demerara Sugar. Add Vodka, Amaro, Bitters, and stir. Add a large ice cube, and garnish with two slices of fresh apricot, topped with half of a roasted cherry and a sprig of fresh Tarragon.
Cut cherries in half and place on a baking pan. Roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Apricot-Cherry Infused Vodka
Thinly Slice 1 Apricot and a handful of cherries. Place into a non-reactive bottle, an top with vodka. Let sit for 1-2 weeks, and enjoy!
Pro Tip: Cut the fruit extra thin so it will easily come out of the bottle when you're finished!
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