Yelp(ers) Drank It!!!

The above algorithm represents the scribblings of a crew destined to serve cocktails to a few hundred, blood-thirsty Yelpers!

With the help of a big ass cooler, some big old buckets, a little red bar, and several rad co-workers, we managed to pull off a major order: 700 2oz servings of two selections off our craft cocktail menu -- El Dorado Mojito, and Paloma.

BTW: We had a lot of fun doing this (as you could probably tell from the pics). We thought y'all might want in on the basic recipes, too. If you're cooking up a giant batch of these bad beverages, feel free to ask us for advice! Lord knows we didn't get these perfect on the first try... although the recipes do stay pretty consistent -- just multiply!!


El Dorado Mojito:

2 oz Light Rum
4 raw sugar cubes
1/4 t minced SERRANO PEPPER (adjust more or less for hot to CRAZY FUCKIN' HOT)
7 healthy mint leaves
1/2 lime wedged
(club soda for top)

in a 16 oz Mixing Glass (or pint glass), add raw sugar, squeezed lime wedges (rind/juice and all), and minced serrano and muddle away!! Next, add the mint and light muddle (prevents from over-grinding, which releases the bitter chlorophyl - the green stuff - in the mint). Next, add Rum and top with ice. Then shake it up! if you don't have a shaker tin, just transfer the contents (ice and all) from one mixing glass to another several times. Finally, top with soda water... If you're a hardcore, add a split sugar cane to stir!!

(For bulk batches, use 3/4 oz fresh lime juice... unless you're a masochist, you can avoid the muddling by using a food processor for the serrano mince. You can also use a raw sugar simple syrup for substitute - 2 parts sugar, 1 part water)


2 oz Tequila Blanco
3 oz FRESH Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz FRESH squeezed lime juice
1/4 oz agave nectar
(club soda for top)

A classic Margarita revision... Add ingredients to a mixing glass full of ice and Shake Shake Shake!! (You'll probably need the shaker tin for this one) -- pour into another mixing glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and BOOYAA!!


- EL||D
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