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 Michael Jack Pazdon of SolBar at the Solage Resort in Calistoga.
The King’s Waes Hail
by Michael Jack Pazdon, SolBar
3/4 oz. The King’s Ginger Liqueur
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Carpano Antica Formula
1/2 oz. egg white
dash house-made grenadine*
dash Maraschino Orginale Luxardo
5 drops gingersnap spice tincture**
5 drops Genevieve Genever-style Gin
Combine all ingredients, aside from the genever, in a mixing glass, dry shake for 10 seconds, add ice, shake hard and double strain into a chilled coupe. Float dehydrated apple chip, fresh grated nutmeg, rosemary flowers, 5 drops gingerbread spice tincture and 5 drops Genevieve on top of foam.
*Bring 1 part fresh pomegranate juice to just below a simmer then add 1.2 parts granulated sugar, stir until dissolved. Let cool then add rose water to taste. Bottle and refrigerate.
**Grind 2 tsp. cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 9 black peppercorns. Grate 2 whole nutmegs. Toast gently in a pan, remove and combine with 1 oz. grated ginger and 1 c. over-proof rum in an airtight container. Steep for 2 weeks, shaking daily. Strain and bottle in a medicine dropper.
That complete the The King’s Ginger Holiday Cocktail Competition cocktail preview, stay tuned for the results of the competition happening this Sunday, November 6!