You’re social distancing. We all are, hopefully! But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite cocktails, provided you have a well to moderately stocked liquor cabinet.
Drew Smith of Bricks & Barrels is a two-time winner of our people’s Choice Award for Charleston’s Favorite Bartender. He’s here to help with some simple to more complex drink recipes so that we can enjoy a classed up happy hour from the comfort of our homes.
You can find Drew, and a whole lot of other people, in the Kanawha Valley Tip Jar data base. We encourage you to scroll through the list, sorted alphabetically by establishment, find your favorite bartenders and servers from your regular haunt and show them a little love while they’re on the sidelines. You’ll also find barbers, hair stylist, nail techs and more on there. Let’s take care of the folks who take care of us in normal times!
Without further ado, here’s the first installment of Drew’s Quarantine Cocktails!
The Old Fashioned
Pour muddled ingredients over ice and enjoy
Shake ingredients over ice and serve chilled
Kentucky Derby Drink
The Mint Julep
Throw the mint springs in a mixing tin. Pour whiskey and simple syrup over the mint. Muddle vigorously! Add ice and shake. Serve chilled.
Cinco De Mayo Cocktails
Mix tequila, jalapeno and lime. Muddle together. Top with ginger beer. Serve over ice.
The Cactus Jack
Mix all the ingredients, serve chilled.
Keep an eye out for more of Drew’s Quarantine Cocktails down the road!