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Drink Mon Dec 05 2011

Holiday Cocktails with Adam Seger

During the month of December, Gapers Block will be featuring a weekly holiday drink column with a different guest bartender/mixologist. First up, the godfather of the Chicago craft cocktail craze, Adam Seger.

adam seger.jpgSeger is a Certified Culinary Professional and a Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier as well as an alumnus of world-renowned restaurants TRU, Strasbourg's Michelin Star Chez Julien and The French Laundry. As Founder and Mixologist for Chicago-based hum Spirits Company, Adam takes a chef's approach at the bar.

Farm to glass never tasted so good. Nostrovia!

Holiday Mojito
Build in a heavy tumbler or double rocks glass
-Muddle 1/2 lime and a dozen mint leaves
-Add 2 tablespoons cranberry relish and a generous shot of hum Botanical Spirit
-Fill with ice, top with ginger ale and stir
-Garnish with a peppermint stick

Cranberry Martini
3/4 ounce citrus vodka
3/4 ounce sorbetto orange
3/4 ounce hum
3/4 ounce cranberry juice
3/4 ounce sour
Squeezed lime wedge

Shake/strain/chilled martini glass/splash bubbly.

Hot Buttered hum
Build in a pint or Irish Coffee glass
1.5 ounces hum
1 tablespoon butter
1.5 ounces maple syrup or brown sugar

Fill with hot water; add a cinnamon stick.


Next up, Paul McGee from the Whistler.

 

selenar / December 5, 2011 6:59 PM

these are really great! thanks!...do you have any low calorie suggestions? I have been using voli light vodka for my light cocktails.

Erin / December 30, 2011 12:04 PM

Hi Selenar!
Because hum is 70 proof you can use 1 or 1.5 oz with club soda, sparkling water (Perrier), Zevia, Crytal Light, or any tea (hot or cold) to make an easy, yet complex low-calorie/light cocktail. Cheers!

Jen / December 30, 2011 12:35 PM

Try this for low cal...

Cilantrito
-6 pieces of Grapefruit
-12 Cilantro Leaves
-Muddle until juicy
-1.5oz hum
-Serve tall, fill glass with rocks, top with coconut water
-Garnish with Grapefruit slice

enjoy!

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