Saturday, March 14, 2015

Booze Clues: 2 Drinks To Toast Pi Day

Happy Birthday, Einstein!

If you're a math geek, you probably already know this, and if you're a trivia enthusiast (like I am) you'll be interested to know that today is both Albert Einstein's birthday. This year is special, though, because today's date, 3/14/15 represents the first five digits in Pi, the infinitely long ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter- 3.1415. Here at Shoes N Booze, it's an excuse to toast with pie-themed cocktails. Here are a couple of recipes:


Piehole Whiskey "She's My"



Pie Hole Cherry Pie Cocktail

Ingredients:
.25 oz. pineapple juice
Splash of sour mix

Method:
Build ingredients over ice. Strain into glass.

Basil Hayden's "Mildred's Peach Pie"


Basil Hayden's Peach Pie Cocktail

Recipe by LA Mixologist, Joel Black of Black LAB Ventures

Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
4 Fresh Peach Slices
2 dashes Peach Bitters
3⁄4 parts Lemon Juice
1 pinch Ground Cinnamon
3⁄4 parts Honey Syrup (see recipe below)*


Method:
1. Muddle peach slices, peach bitters, lemon juice, ground cinnamon and honey syrup in a mixing tin.
2. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and shake vigorously for 7 seconds.
3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a peach sprinkled with cinnamon.

*Honey Syrup
1. Combine 3 parts honey with 1 part hot water.
2. Stir until completely combined.

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