Hey Foodie (and cocktail loving) Friends, it’s officially Summer!!! Welcome to our eighth edition of a brand new series here at Tallahassee Foodies – Boozy Tuesdays.
As the name suggests, every Tuesday this Summer, we’ll be serving up a new summer cocktail recipe to accompany those fresh and tasty dishes you’ll be making at home all season!
To amp up this series and take advantage of what Tallahassee has to offer, I’ve enlisted the help of our favorite pro local bartenders that know EXACTLY how to whip up a custom cocktail.
When I pitched this summer beverage idea to a few local establishments, Charlie Park jumped in and offered up the first 8 rounds of our “fun in the sun” beverage series!
What do I know about this “new kid on the block” food and bev rooftop establishment? They are already well known for their expertly crafted cocktails, brought to you by their very own general manager Derek Captain and bar manager Dalton Bedard.
They’re taking craft cocktails next level boujee with this recipe. I’m going to want diamonds in all of my adult beverages from here on out!
Courtesy of Dalton Bedard and Derek Captain:
“Diamond Hands” is a concept drink intended to portray some of the more advanced methods of bartending that you can do at home. Although the drink is simple in it’s parts, the totality of it’s whole is a bit more labor intensive but will surely turn heads at your next cocktail party.
Using Ology london dry gin, Italicus bergamot liqueur, yuzu juice, agave nectar, and Scrappy’s black lemon bitters, the refreshing succinctness of this silky smooth libation is complemented by house made diamond ice cubes, meant to be that hidden gem — the diamond in the rough — at your next home party.
- 1.5 oz Ology london dry gin
- 1 oz Italicus bergamot liqueur
- 1 oz yuzu juice
- .5 oz agave nectar
- 3 dashes Scrappy’s black lemon bitters
- Begin by preparing your ice cube following the steps below. Carve two hands using a swath of grapefruit or large orange. Once your glass is prepped, combine all ingredients into a mixing pitcher and stir until sufficiently chilled. Pour and enjoy!
- To create crystal clear ice, all you need at home is a small igloo brand insulated cooler, a bread knife, a chef knife, and a mallet. By filling the insulated cooler and freezing it, the impurities of the ice will rise to one side of the ice block due to top-down freezing, allowing you to shave it off and shape your ice. Ice presses can be bought online or you can shape them after a bit of practice by using an ice pick.
Disclosure – This post is sponsored by Charlie Park. Sponsorships help pay for my blog expenses, so that I may continue to offer our readers more fun posts like this Boozy Tuesday cocktail recipe. Thank you for supporting us, so that we may support our locals.