Fancy 4th of July Drink Ideas from Jim Meehan and American Express Centurion Lounge

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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What are YOU doing for the 4th of July this year?   If you are travelling the country keep in mind American Express’ new Centurion Lounge’s where PDT Mixologist Jim Meehan created signature craft cocktails based on both local and seasonal inspiration. They are available at both Dallas Fort Worth and Las Vegas’ McCarran International, and are a great way to kill time between flights. 
American Express is bringing more premium dining experiences to the airport, adding new executive chefs toThe Centurion Lounge culinary team. Chef Christopher Kostow and Chef Cedric Vongerichten will lend their signature styles and culinary inspiration to the menus at The Centurion Lounges in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and New York LaGuardia International Airport (LGA), respectively, both of which are slated to open later this year. Entry to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for Platinum Card® and Centurion® Card Members. Other American Express Credit and Charge Card Members may purchase a One-Day Pass at The Lounge for $50.

And if you AREN'T travelling, you can still make drinks with these recipes!
Bison & Bear
Bison & Bear
1.75 oz. Zubrowka Vodka
.75 oz. Contratto Bianco Vermouth
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Barenjager Honey Liqueur
Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe
Garnish with a smacked mint leaf

Flor de Oaxaca
Flor de Oaxaca
1.75 oz. Vida Mezcal
.5 oz. Lime Juice
.5 oz. Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz. Small Hand Foods Pineapple Gum Syrup
1 dried jasmine pearl
Muddle the jasmine pearl and pineapple gum, then add the rest of the ingredients
Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe
No garnish

George & Ginger
George & Ginger
2 oz. Dickel #12 Tennessee Whisky
.75 oz. Cocchi Americano
.5 oz. Canton Ginger Liqueur
2 Dashes Miracle Mile Bergamot Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe
Garnish with a lemon twist

Centurion Spritz
Centurion Spritz
2 oz. Prosecco
.75 oz. Beefeater Gin
.5 oz. Cocchi Rosso
.5 oz. Cappelletti Aperitivo
Build in a rocks glass filled with ice
Garnish with half an orange wheel

Nicol Cup

Nicol Cup
2 oz. Viognier/Full bodied wine
.75 oz. La Diablada Pisco
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino
.25 oz. Small Hand Foods Pineapple Gum Syrup
Build in a wine glass filled with ice
Garnish with half a lemon wheel and a stick of cinnamon

Safe travels everyone!

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