The Star-Spangled Banner Cocktail

Staff Writer
The Star-Spangled Banner Cocktail
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. 

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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.

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.