The Star-Spangled Banner Cocktail

The Star-Spangled Banner Cocktail
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Gerber Group

It's a mere 10 days until the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympic Games — better start planning your drinks for your watch parties now. Why not serve your guests cocktails inspired by the participating countries? The Star-Spangled Banner cocktail, served at New York City's Stone Rose Lounge, Whiskey Park, Living Room, and the Whiskey Blue at the W Los Angeles, is the perfect complement to your "USA!" cheers. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  Woodford Reserve
  • 1/2  Ounce  rhubarb bitters
  • 1/4  Ounce  simple syrup
  • 1/4  Ounce  lemon juice
  • 3 - 4  strawberry slices

Directions

In tin, muddle strawberries, add other ingredients and ice, shake well, and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with strawberry.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
13mg
2%
Sodium, Na
2mg
0%
Water
24g
1%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.