Mets Bleeding Orange and The Courvoisier Curveball. (Courtesy Photos)
New York Mets fans the time is finally here. We're ready to celebrate like it's 1986, so if you weren't lucky enough to score Citi Field World Series tickets, here are seven cocktails to sip on as you watch the Mets take on the Kansas City Royals (and hopefully come away with another Commissioner's Trophy). And like captain David Wright says, "You gotta believe."
1. Mets Bleeding Orange:
• 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
• 3/4 oz. Orange Juice
• 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
• 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
• 3 muddled raspberries
Muddle 3 Raspberries at the bottom of the glass. Shake ingredients together and pour over ice.
2. Mets Mitt Warmer:
• 1.5 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
• 1/2 oz. Cinnamon Syrup*
• 3/4 oz. Chai Infused Sherry*
• 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
• Dash of Cardamom Bitters
Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake, and strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon and orange slice.
(For Chai infused sherry: Empty 1 bottle of sherry into a large bowl. Throw in 6 chai tea bags and squeeze to release oils. Steep for 3 hours. Give tea bags one last squeeze before discarding from the infused sherry.) (For Cinnamon syrup: Place equal parts sugar and water, plus crushed up cinnamon sticks (2 to 3 sticks per cup of sugar), into a pot and bring to a light boil. Reduce to a simmer and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool completely and strain.)
The Wright Choice. (Courtesy Photo)
3. The Wright Choice: (Created by Rob Bennett of Blu Wolf Bistro in Rochester)
• 1.75 oz. Soltado Tequila
• .5 oz. Blue Curacao
• 1 oz. Simple Syrup
• 1 oz. Sour Mix
• 1.5 oz. Peach Puree
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake. Strain into a rocks glass, garnish.
Take the Crown. (Courtesy Photo)
4. The 7 Line: (Created by Rob Krueger from Extra Fancy in New York)
• 1.5 oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
• .5 oz. Amaro Meletti
• .5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
• .5 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
• 1.5 oz. fresh pressed Carrot Juice
• Fresh ground Black Pepper for garnish
Shake all together with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Grind the black pepper on top to garnish.
5. The Courvoisier Curveball:
• 1.25 parts Courvoisier VSOP
• .75 parts DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
• Splash of Orange Juice
• Splash of Grenadine
Build cocktail in order in an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a cherry.
The 7 Line. (Courtesy Photo)
6. The Big Apple:
• 4 to 5 muddled Mint Leaves
• 1 dash Angostura Bitters
• 1/2 part Simple Syrup
• 1/2 of a Lemon
• 1 1/2 parts Tullamore D.E.W.
• 1 1/2 parts Magners
Muddle mint leaves. Combine muddled leaves, angostura bitters, simple syrup, lemon and Tullamore D.E.W. in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Pour into tall glass and top with Magners.
7. Take the Crown:
• 2 parts Hornitos Spiced Honey
• 1/2 part Lemon Juice
• 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
• 1 slice Jalapeño
• 1 sprig Sage
Muddle jalapeño and sage in a glass, combine remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice.
The Big Apple. (Courtesy Photo)