For National Scotch Day, which was July 27, I made us this pandemic porch cocktail. Orange You Going to be Glad When This is Over 2 oz Scotch 2 oz triple sec 1/2 cup orange tea splash of orange seltzer burnt orange peel Luxardo cherry Combine Scotch, triple sec, and tea in a shaker with ice. Strain into cocktail glasses fill with ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.
My Pandemic Porch Cocktail for National Milk Chocolate, July 28, day was a sour for two. Chocolate Lavender Sour 2 oz whiskey 3/4 oz creme de cacao 1/2 oz lavender simple syrup 1/2 oz lemon juice lemon peel lavender sprig In a shaker, combine whiskey, syrup, liqueur, and lemon juice . Shake with ice for 30 to 60 more seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon peel and lavender sprig. Lavender simple syrup: Heat 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lavender and heat until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool and steep. Strain and store extra in the fridge about 2 weeks.