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!
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.
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.