Cru NYE Cocktails with Dakota Hines / by Shelby Stewart

We caught up with Dakota Hines from Blanco to create some amazing Cru Cocktails for NYE. 
These drinks will blow your mind. If you aren't up for making them yourself - head on down to Blanco and bring Cru with you - if you ask nicely he just might make you one!

Tiki Town

Ingredients:
2 oz Pumped Up Kicks
0.5 oz Appleton’s rum or other Jamaican rum
0.5 oz Bacardi Superior or other white rum
0.5 oz Hornitos anejo or other anejo tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.75 oz BG Reynolds Falernum
1 dropper Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters

Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mint bouquet and a straw.


Mylky Way

Ingredients
2 oz Ménage a Trois
1.5 oz El Dorado 12 Year or other demerara rum
0.5 oz simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water)
6 drops Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters
1 egg white (optional but recommended)

If including egg white:
Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker. Shake vigorously without ice for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake again, this time for ~10 seconds. Fine (double) strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

If omitting egg white:
Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker. Shake for 10 seconds and fine (double) strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.