The 3rd Annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Party presented by Chinaco Tequila and Luxardo on November 6 will play host to The King’s Ginger Holiday Cocktail Competition. Sponsored by The King’s Ginger, the competition will feature eight Napa Valley bartenders who must create an original cocktail highlighting the emphatically ginger liqueur. Today we will highlight the King’s Ginger Holiday Cocktail Competition cocktail submission of bartender Noel Lopreore of Farmstead Restaurant in St. Helena.
All The King’s Men
by Noel Lopreore, Farmstead Restaurant
1 oz. Apple-Infused Hardy Cognac*
1/2 oz. Hirsch Bourbon
1/2 oz. Long Meadow Ranch Ranch House Red
1 dash ground clove
2 pinches ground cinnamon
1 orange slice
Muddle the orange, cinnamon, clove and wine. Add the bourbon, The King’s Ginger Liqueur and apple-infused Cognac. Fill with ice, shake and strain into a non-chilled martini glass.
*Use any ripe, pink (or red-blush) skinned apple. Slice and core apples. Fill an airtight container half full of apples and fill the whole container with Hardy Cognac. Leave for 2-3 days at room temperature before removing apples.
Stay tuned as we post the remaining cocktail submissions over the next four days.