Dan and AC welcome Craft Spirits Specialist Nate Howell to the podcast this week to help dispel the myths of mass production whiskey, transparency in labeling and how to look bad ass riding in a minivan.
Also, AC finally gets around to using that bottle of Feni (cashew liquor) to make a holiday punch that shocked the thanksgiving crowd. You could call it another one of his 'co-worker batches'.
Feni Cashew Cherry Punch
- Two ounce Feni Liquor
- One ounce Cherry Simple Syrup
- 1/2 ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice
- Four dashes of angostura bitters
Shake with ice then strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg. If you like it, then batch this accordingly using one ounce of water (or 1.5 ounce of water) per cocktail. You'll have to wait for the BarReviver phone app to come out to do the calculations for you. Since this is one of my 'coworker batches' the loyal listeners will deduce that the liquor used here is affordable...and they would be correct. When serving as a punch, pour over ice and garnish with nutmeg.
For the Cherry Simple Syrup, pretend you are making one to one simple syrup. (one cup of sugar to one cup of water) It does not have to be special sugar but don't use powdered. Then take a bag of cherries and pit them. Dump the cherry in the sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Lightly simmer the mixture while stirring for about 30 minutes. Let cool then strain out the cherry. Save the cherry leftovers for something else but the syrup you will want for this cocktail.
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Dan Rook and Andrew Clark