Our friends over at ShakeStir have asked the nearly 2,000 (and growing) bartenders in their community to submit signature cocktail recipes for potential coverage on The Daily Meal. Each Wednesday, the drink that snags the most five-star ratings (according to his or her ShakeStir peers) will be featured on The Daily Meal — along with a recipe, photo, and link to the selected bartender's profile — as part of the new weekly "Hump Day" Cocktail series.
This week's winner: Allen Arthur, the former beer director at New York City's Eataly and a Certified Cicerone (a beer sommelier, with only a few hundred in the country). The Festina Bellini, a beer-based cocktail, takes bellinis to a whole new level. Arthur says, "This is a beer-based play on the traditional bellini that uses Dogfish Head Festina Peche. This beer is a Berliner Weisse, a beer brewed with wheat and partially fermented with lactobacillus which imparts a brightly tart note. Peaches added during fermentation bring a gentle fruity sweetness."
Thanks to our bartender friends at ShakeStir for contributing, and stay tuned for more Hump Day Cocktails!
Is there anything more Hollywood than rich gold mixed with a shot or two of caffeine to pump you up? This spin on the Bellini, crafted by Enzo Cangemi of NYC's Casa Apicii, has all of that and more.This recipe is courtesy of Santa Margherita.
There’s something special about Chicago’s Chance the Rapper, an independent emcee who’s nominated for seven Grammys this year. This golden cocktail, featuring a blend of bourbon, peach purée, and Champagne, is just as special as he is.This recipe is courtesy of Maker’s Mark Bourbon. Created by Kathy Casey, host of Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen.
Simple and classic are two words to describe Michael Lomonaco's Strawberry Bellini cocktail. So simple that even the most inexperienced cocktail creator could manage it. So classic that it could work for any event, from a summer afternoon, to a New Years Eve bash. A mixture of champagne, strawberries, and ginger syrup, the Strawberry Bellini has potential to impress even the most diverse crowd.
There’s something magical about bubbles — they always bring a smile to your face and lift your spirit. They’re enchanting even when mixed in cocktails.
Take this seasonal pear bellini. A mixture of pure pear juice and Poire William, topped with a lively bubbly, this is a cocktail that’s easy to make, and even easier to drink. Plus it fairly screams holiday party… Cin-cin!
On the search for a fancy and summery cocktail that can be served to those under 21? The Strawberry Bellini Coupe is a refreshing and tasty drink that those of all ages will enjoy. Made with strawberry juice, ginger syrup, and ginger ale, this cocktail captures the essence of summer and relaxation. Serve it in a Champagne coup, and you are all set!