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 Cory Hancock of Bottega Ristorante in Yountville.
The King’s Speech
by Cory Hancock, Bottega Ristorante
1 1/2 oz. gingerbread syrup*
1 oz. cider
1/2 oz. Cointreau
Dry shake all ingredients. Add ice and serve.
*Combine 1 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. sugar, 2 TBS. molasses, 1/2 c. cider, 1 c. water, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamond, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/4 tsp. ground clove, 1 tsp. ground ginger, small pinch salt. Bring to a boil, drop heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool and strain.
Stay tuned as we post the remaining cocktail submissions over the next six days.