It’s finally here! The Hunger Games! I never thought I would get sucked in to a series like this, but I find myself so completely absorbed by it all, that I can’t stand myself. I mean today I read something about a Hunger Games inspired workout – a bit much, I have to admit. Though I am beyond excited to see the movie, I am not beyond crazy and going to the midnight showing tonight.
Instead, I may possibly just celebrate in my own way and have a Hunger Games-themed cocktail such as a Mockingjay or the sting of Tracker Jacker (we all know that isn’t good, or is it?)… I know quite a few people that will also be excited for these fabulous concoctions to honor Panem, so without further ado… “may the odds be ever in your favor. Happy Hunger Games”
1.25 oz Frangelico
2 spoonfuls sour cherry macerate
.75 oz Cherry Brandy
Shake hard, strain over rocks. Garnish with a cherry and a few orange slices.
Katniss Everdeen Elixir
1.5 oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance
0.75 oz. Punta Mes Vermouth
0.25 oz. Simple Syrup
0.75 oz. Lemon Juice
Shake all except champagne. Strain into flute and top with champagne. Garnish with mint sprig.
2oz Croft Pink
1oz Premium Gin
2 dashed of Regan’s Orange bitters
3oz Ginger Beer
Pour all the ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass, stir briefly and garnish with a sprig of mint and seasonal fruit.
The Tracker Jacker’s Sting
¼ oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 ¼ oz. cachaça
½ oz. spanish brandy
½ oz. orange liquor
1 oz. red wine
In a cocktail shaker, thoroughly muddle the fruit with Lucid, cachaça, brandy, and orange liquor. Pour into wine glass. Float red wine on top of cocktail.