A Minneapolis staple, Eat Street Social created this perfect holiday cocktail. The Jersey Lightning was popular during the Colonial Era; George Washington even requested the recipe for this buzzy drink. Festive and presidential? We’ll cheers to that.

Ingredients:
—1 oz. Laird’s AppleJack
—.5 oz. Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac
—.75 oz. Cocchi Americano
—.75 oz. Carpano Antica
—1/2 eyedropper cinnamon tincture
—1 eyedropper Bittercube Orange bitters

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a pint glass.
2. Add ice to the brim and stir the contents.
3. Taste to ensure the cocktail has been diluted and chilled to please your palette. Repeat if necessary.
4. Once ready, strain the drink off ice into a martini glass.
5. Cut a lemon disc and express the oils over the top.
6. Lay the disc to float.
7. Enjoy thoroughly!

RECIPE Courtesy of Eat Street Social // 612.767.6850

As the number of vaccinations across the country increases, the amount of live events and gatherings will hopefully rise with it. However, that doesn’t mean the way people gather will go back to normal instantly: there may be an adjustment period before bars, theaters, stadiums and churches are all full of people again.

 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

 

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Royal Foundry Craft Spirits Gin
—16 oz. nonflavored tonic
—4 apples, sliced and cored
—2 cinnamon sticks