June 18 2014 09:14 AM

Seven recipes to match our seven drinking buddies

The Dagmar
The Dagmar

If you were a cocktail, what kind of cocktail would you be? Mull over that deep question while your peruse these recipes inspired by our seven Drink Issue drinking buddies and created by some of our favorite San Diego cocktail makers.

—Kelly Davis

Madrid Session Created by Leigh Lacap, Ironside Fish & Oyster

Inspired by Gilbert Castellanos

· 1 1/2 ounces Cuban white rum
· 3/4 ounce Campari 
· 1/2 ounce orange cordial
· 3/4 ounce lime
· 8-10 mint leaves 

Put all ingredients in a double rocks glass and firmly press down on the mint with a muddler. Top with crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

The Spokes Woman
Created by Ryan Andrews, Coin-Op

Inspired by Sam Ollinger

· 1 ounce white rum
· 1/2 ounce orgeat (almond syrup)
· Two dashes Rx sarsaparilla bitters
· Coffee stout 

Give all ingredients (except the stout) a quick shake. Strain over ice into a tall glass and top with coffee stout.

The John Jacob Harvey
Created by YM Gordon, Solace Restaurants

Inspired by the '70s cocktail fave, the Harvey Wallbanger, in honor of
Boogie Nights-era stories told by Mike Sager

· Galliano
· 1 1/2 ounces John Jacob rye whiskey
· 1/2 ounce Fidencio Tobala mezcal
· 1 ounce OJ
· 1/2 key lime, squeezed 

Combine in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain neat into a footed highball glass rinsed with Galliano.

The Sauer Sour
Created by Brett Winfield, Seven Grand

Inspired by Mark Sauer

· 1 ounce Four Roses OBSO (any good bourbon will do)
· 1 ounce Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
· 3/4 ounce apple syrup (one part sugar dissolved in one part fresh-pressed apple juice)
· 3/4 ounce lemon juice
· 1 egg white 

 Combine all ingredients and shake without ice to emulsify the egg white (roughly 20 seconds). Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds. Strain and serve neat.

The Mayor
Created by Vanh Kittikoune, Sessions Public 

Inspired by Kevin Faulconer

· 1 1/2 ounces mezcal 
· 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
· 1/2 ounce simple syrup
· 1/2 ounce Aperol
· 2-3 ounces Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 

Combine all ingredients (except beer) in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Add IPA, stir and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

The Dagmar
Created by Nate Howell, JSix 

Inspired by Dagmar Midcap

· 2 ounces gluten-free Glacier Vodka
· 3/4 ounce ginger syrup
· 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
· 1 egg white
· Peychaud's bitters
· Mint 

Combine ingredients and dry shake (no ice). Add ice and shake again, then double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a smile, five drops of bitters and a sprig of mint.

The Gin Tracy
Created by Eric Johnson, Sycamore Den 

Inspired by Tracy Borkum

· 1 ounce gin
· 1 ounce Pimm's
· 1/2 ounce ginger syrup
· 3/4 ounce lemon juice
·  Sliced cucumber
· Soda water
· Rose-flower water 

Put gin, Pimm's, ginger syrup, lemon and some cucumber slices in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain and top with soda. Mist the top with rose-flower water and add a cucumber garnish.


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