Olympic Specialty Cocktails at Whiskey Blue at W Los Angeles – Westwood

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It’s almost time for the 2012 Olympics! To prepare for the games, Whiskey Blue at W Los Angeles – Westwood is featuring ‘Olympic Specialty Cocktails’ to keep you tipsy as you root for your country!

Inspired by the local colors, flavors and ingredients from their native countries, these cocktails are sure to get you into the spirit of the summer games! Cheers!

‘HYMN TO LIBERTY’ – GREECE

Hymn to Liberty

1.5 oz Metaxa Greek Brandy

1 tablespoon fig jam

3 lemons

.50 oz honey

In tin, muddle lemons then add honey, jam, Metaxa and ice. Shake and strain in rocks glass. Top off with soda water and garnish with a dried fig

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‘BROTHERS OF ITALY’ – ITALY

Brothers of Italy

oz Bombay Sapphire

1 oz Aperol

.50 oz Antica Vermouth

Orange bitters

Build cocktail in tin with ice. Shake and strain on rocks. Sprinkle with orange bitters and garnish with orange peel.

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‘LA MARCHA REAL’ – SPAIN

La Marcha Real

White or Red Wine

1 orange slice

1 lemon slice

3 oz Albarino (3 oz Rioja if Red)

1 oz apricot brandy

.50 oz simple syrup

Muddle fruit in tin. Add remaining ingredients with ice and roll into snifter.

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‘GOD SAVE THE QUEEN’ – UK

God Save the Queen

1.5 oz Hendricks

3 lime wedges

3 cucumber slices

5-6 mint leaves

.75 simple syrup

Celery bitters

In tin, muddle lime, cucumber and mint with simple. Add ice and gin. Shake and strain into a highball. Top with celery bitters and garnish a slice of cucumber cut lengthwise.

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‘STAR SPANGLED BANNER’ – USA:

Star Spangled Banner

1.5 oz Woodford reserve

50 oz rhubarb bitters

.25 oz of simple

.25 oz of lemon juice

3-4 pieces of strawberries

In a shaker, muddle the strawberries. Add other ingredients along with ice. Shake well and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

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